Agriculture, Food, Nutrition

Food for the Hungry, Inc.

All forms of human poverty ended worldwide.

aka Food for the Hungry, FH

Phoenix, AZ

Mission

Food for the Hungry seeks to end ALL forms of human poverty by going into the hard places and closely walking with the world's most vulnerable people. We have been serving through purposeful relief and development for over four decades. We believe in fighting against poverty, which is why we serve the vulnerable in over 20 countries globally. We're moved and inspired by our Christian belief that every person has intrinsic value and that it's our responsibility to advocate for the poor and marginalized without regard to race, creed or nationality and without adverse distinction of any kind. We serve without stipulation or expectation and on the basis of need alone. We strive to respect the culture and customs of the people we serve in order to preserve their humanity and dignity.

Ruling Year

1971

President/CEO

Gary Edmonds

Main Address

1224 E Washington St

Phoenix, AZ 85034 USA

Keywords

hunger, relief, humanitarian, development, Christian, children, sponsorship, health, famine, community development, education, clean water, livelihood, disaster relief, refugees

EIN

95-2680390

 Number

1099845071

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (K12)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (M01)

Christian (X20)

IRS Filing Requirement

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Programs + Results

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Food for the Hungry empowers the world's most vulnerable people to pull themselves from unimaginable poverty.

Our programs

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Agriculture, Livelihood, Food Security

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Health

Risk & Resilience

Disaster Response

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Our Results

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Charting Impact

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What have and haven't they accomplished so far?

Food for the Hungry seeks to end ALL forms of human poverty by going into the hard places and closely walking with the world's most vulnerable people. We have been serving through purposeful relief and development for over four decades. We believe in the fight against poverty, which is why we serve the vulnerable in over 20 countries globally. We're moved and inspired by our Christian belief that every person has intrinsic value and that it's our responsibility to advocate for the poor and marginalized without regard to race, creed, or nationality and without adverse distinction of any kind. We serve without stipulation or expectation and on the basis of need alone. We strive to respect the culture and customs of the people we serve in order to preserve their humanity and dignity.

We provide life-changing resources such as clean water, medical aid, food, equal educational opportunities to girls and boys, vocational training, and empowerment in the midst of unimaginable hardships. Our view of poverty is holistic and complex. We honor the people we serve by inviting them to contribute to the process. We are grateful to be invited into the communities we serve and work side-by-side with local leaders responding to their needs with transformative solutions, which are both sustainable and implemented at the hands of the communities themselves.

We're proud of the communities we enter, but more than that, we're proud of the ones we exit. Food for the Hungry goes in with an exit strategy and seeks to graduate communities from extreme poverty within 10 to 15 years. These are the communities where extreme poverty no longer has a seat at the table. They're self-sustaining and living out God's purpose for their lives. We celebrate with them and then we intentionally seek out the next community suffering under the heavy weight of poverty.

We were created for this work.

Food for the Hungry monitors the wellbeing of children in the communities where we work. We know thriving children are a barometer for a community's success and wellbeing. We strive for thriving children through a variety of programs, focusing on agriculture, health, clean water, education, hunger, livelihoods and disaster preparedness and response.

We have worked since 1971 to serve the most vulnerable people on earth through purposeful relief and development. Our methodology is holistic, and informed by our Christian beliefs that every person has intrinsic value and that it is our responsibility to advocate for the poor and the marginalized. We have more than 2,500 staff worldwide, with 98% of staff working in their country of origin. Our field staff are specifically trained in agriculture, health, education, livelihoods and disaster preparedness and response. We also are privileged to have thousands of donors who help us accomplish our work, including individuals, churches, foundations, corporations, other institutions and governments.

Food for the Hungry is committed to thorough monitoring and evaluation for all of its programming. We start by measuring baseline statistics of vulnerability across different program sectors. Worldview and measurable rates of hope (or lack thereof) are also taken into consideration at the onset of beginning work in a given region or community. Then periodic evaluations are conducted to ensure impact. Finally, after Food for the Hungry has walked with a community for a given number of years, and agreed upon rates of measurable health, wellbeing and sustainability have been adequately and consistently met, Food for the Hungry phases out its activities in order for the community to operate self-sufficiently.

Food for the Hungry has worked since 1971 to serve the most vulnerable people on earth through purposeful relief and development. Our methodology is informed by our Christian beliefs that every person has intrinsic value and that it is our responsibility to advocate for the poor and the marginalized. Throughout our history, we have served millions of people in their physical and spiritual despair. To date, we have graduated over 20 communities from extreme poverty, impacted over 6.4 million children, and served over 795,000 households worldwide.

Food for the Hungry is committed to constantly innovating and improving our child-focused development methodology and to continue graduating hundreds of the most vulnerable communities around the world out of extreme poverty.

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Financials

Food for the Hungry, Inc.

Fiscal year: Oct 01 - Sep 30

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Operations

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Board Leadership Practices

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BOARD ORIENTATION & 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 & 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