Feed the Hunger, Inc. formerly New Directions International/ NDI

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Summary

Feed the Hunger is a Christian ministry delivering hope and a future to malnourished children around the world who are vulnerable to starvation by utilizing volunteers to pack life-saving meals, which we distribute along with culturally appropriate Bibles.


Contact information

Mailing address:
Feed the Hunger, Inc.
P.O. Box 2347
Burlington, NC 27216-2347

Website: www.feedthehunger.org

Phone: (336) 227-1273

Email: info@feedthehunger.org


Organization details

EIN: 560953324

CEO/President: Joseph Williams

Chairman: Tony Holt

Board size: 10

Founder: Dr. J.L. Williams

Year founded: 1971

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1985


Purpose

We have a particular emphasis on connecting with Christian leaders seeking to fulfill the Great Commission (Matthew 28:16-20). Feed the Hunger equips these leaders to feed spiritual hunger with tools like Bibles, bicycles, and micro-enterprise projects. Physical hunger is met through the provision of nutritious food, clean water, and emergency aid and relief. We seek to meet these needs in three target audiences: (1) at-risk children in America and overseas, (2) those in crisis situations, such as refugees and victims of natural disasters, and (3) ethnic groups that are just beginning to be reached with the message of Jesus.


Mission statement

Feed the Hunger uses the following to express its Mission Statement:

Feeding the spiritual and physical hunger in the poor and needy.


Statement of faith

Transparency grade

A

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Foreign Missions

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating192 of 91324 of 105
Fund acquisition rating455 of 91554 of 105
Resource allocation rating348 of 91535 of 105
Asset utilization rating101 of 91314 of 105

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20182017201620152014
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
6%6%6%7%6%7%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
6%6%6%7%6%7%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
98%100%100%100%100%103%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
5%7%6%7%6%7%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
2%0%0%0%0%-3%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20182017201620152014
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
83%86%86%85%86%86%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
98%92%94%98%91%104%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
81%79%81%83%78%90%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
2%8%6%2%9%-4%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
4%35%38%21%108%484%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
10%7%8%8%8%7%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20182017201620152014
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.332.983.103.353.034.01
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.291.911.962.001.953.11
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
2.025.696.086.715.9112.45
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20182017201620152014
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
17.621.984.123.783.641.25
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.050.500.240.260.270.80
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
5.241.041.491.311.470.19
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20182017201620152014
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
8%26%49%64%71%103%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%0%36%51%57%78%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
65%25%17%11%10%-1%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20182017201620152014
Cash$254,968$220,356$197,114$207,533$93,674
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$44,982$51,289$32,454$33,834$21,166
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$299,950$271,645$229,568$241,367$114,840
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$272,294$261,134$230,328$228,955$242,097
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$272,294$261,134$230,328$228,955$242,097
Total assets$572,244$532,779$459,896$470,322$356,937
 
Liabilities20182017201620152014
Payables and accrued expenses$51,436$52,557$50,183$57,600$83,454
Other current liabilities$99,954$13,393$10,542$8,662$8,181
Total current liabilities$151,390$65,950$60,725$66,262$91,635
Debt$0$193,622$234,212$268,330$276,760
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$0$193,622$234,212$268,330$276,760
Total liabilities$151,390$259,572$294,937$334,592$368,395
 
Net assets20182017201620152014
Without donor restrictions$303,243$180,369$112,998$71,545($57,622)
With donor restrictions$117,611$92,838$56,961$64,185$46,164
Net assets$420,854$273,207$164,959$135,730($11,458)
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20182017201620152014
Total contributions$1,852,873$1,756,318$1,575,320$1,566,676$1,410,942
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$0$0$0$0$0
Other revenue$2,523($253)$0$6,426($36,217)
Total other revenue$2,523($253)$0$6,426($36,217)
Total revenue$1,855,396$1,756,065$1,575,320$1,573,102$1,374,725
 
Expenses20182017201620152014
Program services$1,468,238$1,420,242$1,312,611$1,223,347$1,230,788
Management and general$127,143$126,255$124,032$114,543$102,900
Fundraising$112,368$106,320$104,448$88,024$96,470
Total expenses$1,707,749$1,652,817$1,541,091$1,425,914$1,430,158
 
Change in net assets20182017201620152014
Surplus (deficit)$147,647$103,248$34,229$147,188($55,433)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$147,647$103,248$34,229$147,188($55,433)

Compensation

NameTitleCompensation
Joseph WilliamsChief Execut$104,367

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2019


Response from ministry

No response has been provided by this ministry.


The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 5/11/2021. To update the information below, please email: info@ministrywatch.com


History

For many years, Feed the Hunger went by the name of New Directions Ministries and New Directions International. It was founded in 1968 by Dr. J.L. Williams and his wife, Patt. During the early years, the ministry was an interracial singing group comprised of high school and college students. They were pioneers in using contemporary Christian music to share their faith in churches and anywhere they could find an audience. Traveling on weekends during the school year and throughout the vacation months, they ended each summer with a cross-cultural mission trip.

Those intense and varied experiences of discipleship, practical evangelism, and mission outreach became the training ground for many young men and women who went on to actively minister in other capacities. Over time, the focus of Feed the Hunger shifted from American teenagers and college students to Christian leaders in the Third World. Feed the Hunger equips these leaders with spiritual and physical tools to reach their own people for Christ. Most recently, Feed the Hunger has begun outreach in the U.S. to feed the spiritual and physical hunger in needy communities.

About J.L. Williams:

J.L. Williams was reared in a spiritually enriched family by his parents, Clarence and Edith Crouse Williams. It was a heritage full of faith and serving others, with a heavy emphasis on overseas missions.

He graduated pre-med from Asbury College in Wilmore, Kentucky, and then received his Master of Divinity degree in comparative world religions from Duke Divinity School. He later earned a Doctor of Ministry degree in contemporary counter-Christian cults from Luther Rice Seminary.

Through the YMCA in Burlington, NC, J.L. and his wife, Patt, founded The New Directions singing group in August 1968. This group was interracial, contemporary, and inter-denominational, ministering throughout the US and the Caribbean from 1968 to the mid-1980s. He then transitioned to developing partnerships with indigenous leaders overseas, mainly in Africa, Asia, and the Caribbean.

J.L.'s passion was to pour himself into those cross-cultural partnerships, equipping strategic Christian leaders with practical and spiritual tools to reach the unreached for Christ. Whether it was preaching, teaching, writing, mentoring, agricultural projects, self-support initiatives, helping orphanages, etc., he was absolutely relentless in serving Christ by serving others.

J.L. died on December 28, 2016, at Alamance Regional Medical Center in Burlington, NC, leaving Patt, their 4 married children, and 12 grandchildren. Patt continues his legacy by working with their son, Joseph, through Feed the Hunger, as he shares the same vision as his dad: to help meet the spiritual and physical hunger of those in greatest need, locally and globally.


Program accomplishments


Needs

You can impact the lives of the hungry here in America and around the world by participating in food packing events called Packathons (everyone is welcome to participate!), going on a domestic or overseas mission trip, and investing resources.