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Feed My Starving Children

Turn hunger into hope with your own two hands.

aka FMSC   |   Coon Rapids, MN   |  http://www.fmsc.org

Mission

Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) believes hope starts with food. As a Christian nonprofit, we are dedicated to seeing every child whole in body and spirit. We work with food distribution partners that stay with communities for the long haul, empowering them to move from relief to development.

Ruling year info

1989

Principal Officer

Mr. Mark Crea

Main address

401 93rd Ave NW

Coon Rapids, MN 55433 USA

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EIN

41-1601449

NTEE code info

Human Service Organizations (P20)

International Relief (Q33)

Other Philanthropy, Voluntarism, and Grantmaking Foundations N.E.C. (T99)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Every year, millions of children die from preventable causes such as pneumonia, diarrhea, malaria and undernutrition. Hunger is still a factor related to nearly half of deaths in children under 5 years old. At least 10,000 children die each day from causes related to undernutrition. Combating malnutrition in all its forms is one of the greatest global health challenges.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Feeding Program

Feed My Starving Children donates meals to an exceptional network of missions and humanitarian organizations that ensure the meals get to those who need them most. Our partners distribute FMSC food in schools, schools, churches/places of worship, feeding centers, orphanages, homes, health clinics and community centers every day in 60 plus countries around the world to break the cycle of poverty and deliver hope.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Economically disadvantaged people

Where we work

Awards

Charities Review Council Meets Standards 2022

Charities Review Council

4 star rating for 17 years 2023

Charity Navigator

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of volunteers

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Feeding Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

In 2023, Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) welcomed more than 1 million volunteers to hand-pack meals at our eight packing sites and MobilePack events nationwide.

Number of organizational partners

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Feeding Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

In 2023, FMSC shipped meals to 75 partners in 64 countries. These partners shared meals with many other smaller organizations so the meals could reach farther to feed more children.

Number of meals served or provided

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Feeding Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

FMSC shipped more than 450 million meals to children around the world last year.

Number of children fed daily

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Feeding Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

FMSC meals fed more than 1 million children daily in 2023.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

FEEDING KIDS. FEEDING SPIRITS. EMPOWERING COMMUNITIES. Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) believes hope starts with food. FMSC meals are developed by food science and nutrition professionals to supplement common nutritional needs and reduce problems with malnutrition. Good nutrition allows children to grow, thrive and develop to their full potential. We work with food distribution partners that stay with communities for the long haul, empowering them to move from relief to development. Meals are primarily hand packed by one of the many groups of U.S. volunteers who give their time and effort each year to bring hope to hundreds of thousands of children (and vulnerable adults) that have no access to a consistent supply of nutritious food, and suffer from the effects of malnourishment

In order to educate as many people as possible on global hunger and to empower them to make a tangible impact on a major global issue, FMSC engages local volunteers in its meal packing programs. These volunteers gather at permanent facilities and MobilePack events around the United States, where they package meals scientifically designed to meet the nutritional needs of children who have experienced chronic hunger. FMSC's distribution model ensures that food has the best chance of reaching the children who need it most by collaborating with an exceptional network of missions and humanitarian organizations who are also seeking to improve the lives of children worldwide. FMSC works with food distribution partners that are serving in places where malnutrition prevents healthy child development and the progress of communities. Partners are embedded in the communities that they serve and can ensure that meals reach those who need them most. FMSC donates its meals, (partners cover shipping costs), enabling distribution partners to devote their resources to education, health care, ministry, agriculture and microbusiness. FMSC partners use meals in Churches/places of worship, Feeding centers, Orphanages, Homes, Health clinics and Community centers.


FMSC has shipped more than 4 billion meals in its 37 year history. An astonishing 99.8% of all meals shipped in its history have successfully reached their intended destinations in some of the worlds most difficult-to-reach places. Valuing financial integrity, FMSC spends more than 90% of total donations directly on feeding the hungry and has earned the highest four-star rating from Charity Navigator for 17 years. In fiscal year 2022-23, FMSC sent more than 440 million nutritious, volunteer-packed meals to 72 partners in 65 different countries and welcomed more than 900,000 volunteers at its meal packing sessions through its permanent sites and MobilePack events around the country. These numbers indicate FMSC is capable of producing and distributing the meals needed to achieve its goals and, over time, accomplish its mission.

FMSC requires distribution partners to report on progress made in a way that is appropriate to their context and programming. For example, one partner study indicated that 93% of the previously malnourished children served in an outreach program supported by FMSC meals reached a healthy body weight within four months and maintained a healthy body weight for two years after completing the program. Other partner reports indicate that FMSC meals supported the educational progress of the children served by a school feeding program.
FMSC aims to bring increased food security to the communities served, which will result in improved health, educational achievement, and other measures of well-being. In addition, FMSC expects to see increased capacity among distribution partners to carry out community development work and resilience within communities, including economic improvements.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We survey our partners who provide the meals, not the recipients directly

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Feed My Starving Children

Board of directors
as of 01/26/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Bruce Gorter

Retired

Term: 2021 -

Jacqueline R. Wyatt

KPMG LLP

Brad Adams

Cisco Systems Inc

Bruce Gorter

Retired-Thomson Reuters Legal

Stewart McCutcheon

Retired-Ecolab

Bill Journey

Retired PepsiCo

Dean Nasady

The Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod

Evelyn Nakibuuka

IT Operations Manager Vaniam Group

Lisa Torres

Constellation Brands, Inc

Greg Hilding

Retired-Bremer Bank

Ryan Mick

Dorsey & Whitney

Clynt Reddy

Westwood Community Church

Delia Haddad

UPS

Karen Wilson

Retired President/CEO MAKE Corporation

Jennifer C. Prescott

Global Print Thomson Reuters

Kevin Reed

Morningstar, Inc.

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/25/2024

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Decline to state
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

Transgender Identity

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

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