Food for the Hungry, Inc. HQ

All forms of human poverty ended worldwide.

aka Food for the Hungry, FH   |   Phoenix, AZ   |  https://www.fh.org

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 info

1971

CEO

Mark Viso

Main address

1224 E Washington St

Phoenix, AZ 85034 USA

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EIN

95-2680390

NTEE code info

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (K12)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (M01)

Christian (X20)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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All forms of human poverty ended worldwide.

Our programs

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

Agriculture, Livelihood, Food Security

FH works with local experts to support and train farmers in best practices for agricultural success, empower communities through vocational opportunities and training, establish savings groups that enable families to save and borrow money to open a new business or improve their living conditions.

Population(s) Served

FH helps to rebuild educational foundations in vulnerable communities through the provision of classrooms, dormitories, school supplies, uniforms, books, and other items essential to creating a valuable learning environment. Specifically, FH seeks to help children reach their God-given potential through targeted early child interventions in the first nine years of life that bring holistic development and cognitive gains for lifelong success.

Population(s) Served

FH works with communities to restore physical health in children and families through training and educational workshops, by providing access to treatment and clean water sources as well as assisting families in implementing preventative measures to keep children healthy and safe. Through the Cascade Group methodology, FH invites volunteer mothers in communities to receive training on important topics ranging from handwashing to breastfeeding to identifying respiratory illness and speaking kindly to children. Those mother leaders are then equipped to share what they learn with other moms in their community to create a positive ripple effect and empower their own leadership skills.

Population(s) Served

Food for the Hungry’s Risk and Resilience approach considers the complex interactions that exist between hazards, vulnerable populations, and the context in which they live, and works to develop integrated strategies to reduce risk and increase resilience so that communities and households are prepared, protected, and able to recover for ongoing transformation.

Population(s) Served

FH works with local governments, other NGOs, and our exceptional emergency response team to bring restoration and hope to those affected by natural disasters or living amidst violence, war, famine and other crisis situations.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Our results

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

Total global development beneficiaries

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Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of households/families served

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Increasing

Number of communities served

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Increasing

Number of communities graduated

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Increasing

Number of disaster events responded to

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Increasing

Number of sponsored children

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Goals & Strategy

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

Charting impact

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

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 work in a range of contexts in over 20 countries, and 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 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.

Financials

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Operations

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Food for the Hungry, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 03/05/2020
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Board chair

Dr. Larry Jones

Food for the Hungry

Francoise Andre

Social Consultant Humanitarian

Dr. Jeanie Dassow

Physician and Professor of OB/GYN

Peter Mogan

Attorney, Access Law Group

Paul Graves

Food for the Hungry

Alan Holmer

Food for the Hungry

Larry Jones

Food for the Hungry

Donnah Kamashazi Gasana

Food for the Hungry

Board leadership practices

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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