Together, we make a difference.

aka The Outreach Program   |   Union, IA   |


The mission of Outreach is to provide safe water, food, medical care and education to children and those in need at home and abroad.

Notes from the nonprofit

This is a report as of 10.3.22 "As you are getting ready for your Monday morning we are wrapping up the final installation of the Waterpoint Stationary systems. 7 systems in 7 different schools with a grand total of 5,702 children having access to clean water every day!!!”

Ruling year info


Principal Officer

Floyd Hammer

Co Principal Officer

Katheryn Hamilton

Main address

301 Center

Union, IA 50258 USA

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NTEE code info

Food Banks, Food Pantries (K31)

Citizen Participation (W24)

Citizen Participation (W24)

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

According to the World Food Program's Impact on Global Hunger report, we know that some 349 million people in 120 countries face food insecurity. Outreach Inc. is working to meet the increased demand for food supplies in the U.S. and abroad. This will require additional financial resources, management, staff, and infrastructure. To assist with the financial resources needed, we are implementing a formal fundraising program along with more marketing and promotional activities.

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?


The Outreach food program began in 2004 when we witnessed widespread hunger in rural villages of Tanzania. Outreach began packaging meals here in America recruiting thousands of local volunteers who contribute their time and money to be a "hands on part" of helping others here in America and Internationally. Since the beginning of the program over 700,000,000 meals have been produced and donated to those in need. The meals are nutritionally balanced and as importantly "taste good". Outreach partners with Corporations, Civic Groups, Churches, Universities, and individuals to package and provide assistance to thousands of families and children. Outreach has provided millions of meals for disaster relief, most recently providing more than 8,000,000 meals to Ukraine relief partners.

Population(s) Served
At-risk youth
Economically disadvantaged people

Outreach developed water treatment systems that convert biologically contaminated water into safe potable drinking water. The systems are designed utilizing solar power, ultra filtration membrane technologies, and LED Ultraviolet sterilization. The systems will remove or destroy biological contaminants and many viruses. The units are designed for school classroom installations, micro finance portable programs, and village applications. The units have throughput capacities for 1 to 6 gallons per minute. Units are designed for off-grid or rural applications where power and water access is limited. The systems are simple in design, easy maintenance, flushable permanent filters, and long life. Outreach offers complete program design and installation.

Population(s) Served

Education is the key to a better life. Outreach first programs were focused on education. That focus continues now 17 years later. Construction of the Gunda Secondary School began in 2005 with the local village leaders. Outreach supported the entire project with two "stipulations"; 50% of the students were to be Girls and English had to be taught to all students. Today there are over 600 students in attendance at the Gunda Secondary School.
In the cities of Singida and Manyoni we saw hundreds of MVC (most vulnerable children) or "Street Kids", who had no opportunity for education. We worked with city leaders and constructed two Children's Centers. The Centers have the capacity to serve 1,900 school children each school day. They provide mid day meals, school uniforms, school supplies, on site tutors, and a safe place to play. Providing opportunities to these Kids has resulted in changing the lives of thousands of children.

Population(s) Served

Outreach designed a unique medical service concept in 2007. The Port-a-Doc Mobile Medical Clinic was placed into service in rural villages in Tanzania. The Port-a-Doc design allows a Medical Officer access to remote villages where medical service is not available. The mobile clinic provides prenatal and pediatric care, medications, inoculations, treatment, and education to over 800 patients every month. The effectiveness of the program can best be demonstrated by the fact child mortality has declined from 60% to less than 10%. Maternal mortality has decreased by similar rates and both mothers and children are healthier! Healthy parents can create healthy surrounding to produce healthy children.

Population(s) Served

Where we work


4 Star Rating 2012

Charity Navigator

5,000 Award Recipient 2013

Points of Light

Volunteer of Year 2014

State of Iowa

Iowa Distinguished Foreign Service Awards: 2022

State of Iowa

Artists and Athletes 2013

United Nations Millennial Devekionebt

Affiliations & memberships

United Nations, PUSH 2016

United Nations Food Systems Summit 2021

Alliance to End Hunger 2012

Universities Fighting World Hunger 2014

Kansas National Guard 2020

United Way Preferred Provider 2017

Rotary International Collaborating Organization 2022

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Total number of acres of area indirectly controlled under cultivation

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


Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

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.

Outreach Inc. plans to package and distribute 60,000,000 nutritious meals in the next 18 months. This will require expanding our current infrastructure including production and warehouse capacity along with transportation and distribution. We will also recruit additional in-house staff such as promotion and marketing professionals along with management staff in various regions as needed across the U.S.

Outreach Inc. currently operates with six key staff members and an operational budget of $6,000,000.000. Over the next 18 months our plan is to expand our management and staff to enable an operational budget of $20,000,000.00.

We are actively recruiting additional staff and management to assist with the daily activities of our operation. As part of our formal fund-raising program, we plan to add more members to our Board of Directors who will assist with donor identification, acquisition, and stewardship activities for resource development.

Outreach Inc. is well-funded with resources in place for anticipated growth. We are recognized as an innovator in the development, packaging, and distribution of nutritious, good-tasting meals.

To accommodate increased demand for our meals as well as future growth, Outreach recently purchased additional production and warehousing space needed for our meal packaging operations. We are in the process of identifying more production and warehousing facilities as well as additional staff through a non-profit merger.

The identification and solicitation of additional funding sources through a formal development program will enable resources for both current and future program activities. This includes Outreach Inc.’s water, medical care and education programs in Tanzania, East Africa.

A review of Outreach Inc.’s 2020 and 2021 financial information shows consistent and profitable growth in both resources and services provided.

Some of our accomplishments in 2022 include:

• Installing 8 additional water purification systems providing access to safe, clean drinking water for
30,000 people including school children,

• Sending more than 8,000,000 meals to Ukraine,

• Supplying medical care to thousands of women, newborns, and children in rural Tanzanian villages,

• Supporting over 1,200 school children at our two Children’s Centers with school supplies,
uniforms, tutors, and nutritious meals each school day resulting in high pass rates that enable continued
education and employment,

• Supplying over 13 million meals within the United States to Food Banks and Food Pantries, and

• Providing over 150,000 meals to hurricane disaster relief.

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 demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    Civic Organizations Corporate Organizations Food Banks

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Community meetings/Town halls, Suggestion box/email,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    Working with Iowa State Food Sciences Department completely redesigned or meal varieties and options to improve recipient satisfaction with meal taste and nutrition.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    Receiving and responding to suggestions and observations from all the multiple partners, volunteers, and recipients allows us to remain relevant and responsive to the hopes and needs of our customers. Responding to each of our customer inquiries, whether positive or challenging, provides an opportunity to react in a timely manner which reduces misunderstandings, communication errors, and let them know we are listening and appreciating their input and concerns. Recognizing their contributions creates "happy customers" that know we care.

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

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,



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Board of directors
as of 02/15/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Floyd Hammer

Founder, Outreach Inc.

Floyd Hammer

Founder Outreach Inc.

Kathy Hamilton

Co-Founder Outreach Inc

David Ferran

CEO, Torrey Project

Dave Petty

Co-Owner, Iowa River Ranch

Diane Petty

Co-Owner, Iowa River Ranch

Retha Verhague


Jim Johnson


Thomas McCoy

CLTC, Mass Mutual

Jade McCoy

Wholehearted Life Coaching

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

GuideStar worked with BoardSource, the national leader in nonprofit board leadership and governance, to create this section.

  • 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? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 8/4/2022

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


The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity


Sexual orientation


Equity strategies

Last updated: 08/04/2022

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.