Feed The Children


About Feed the Children

Our mission is providing hope and resources for those without life's essentials. Our core values are Christian values, integrity, resourcefulness, stewardship and transparency. Our vision is that no child or family goes to bed hungry.

Founded in 1979 and headquartered in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Feed The Children is one of the largest international charities based in the U.S. With the mission of providing hope and resources for those without life's essentials, Feed The Children is a BBB Wise Giving Alliance accredited charity and uses a comprehensive and integrated program to combat hunger and poverty. Feed The Children addresses four basic needs: food and nutrition, water and sanitation, education and health, and livelihood community development. In addition to helping families and communities around the world achieve lasting self-sufficiency, Feed The Children also responds quickly in times of disaster to provide emergency supplies for those in need.

This organization is a nonprofit. Contributions to it are fully tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Contact information

Mailing address:
333 N. Meridian 73107
Oklahoma City, OK 73107-3107

Website: www.feedthechildren.org

Phone: (405) 942-0228

Email: ftc@feedthechildren.org

Organization details

EIN: 736108657

CEO/President: Mr. Kevin Hagan

Chairman: Mr. Rick England

Board size: 7

Founder: Dr. Larry Jones

Year founded: 1979

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 06/30

Member of ECFA: No

Member of ECFA since:


U.S. Programs

Here in the U.S., Feed The Children partners with over 1,200 local agencies, including food pantries, churches, and soup kitchens, to distribute meals and necessities to more than 400,000 families nationwide. Additionally, Feed The Children supplies backpacks filled with ready-to-eat meals, toothbrushes, school supplies and age appropriate books to homeless students enrolled in public schools with the hope of providing a sense of normalcy for children.

To date, Feed The Children has distributed 650,000 backpacks and will be providing an additional 60,000 in the upcoming year. Another half-a-million children receive school supplies or children's book each year through education-focused projects, while the Teacher's Store program provides much-needed schools supplies and resources to teachers, free of charge.

Around the World

Internationally, Feed The Children serves 10 countries, including El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Kenya, Nicaragua, Malawi, the Philippines, Tanzania, and Uganda, with the goal of providing hope and resources to those in need. 350,000 hot and nutritious meals are supplied daily to children through school and community-based feeding programs. Feed The Children has also successfully implemented clean water practices, facilitated point-of-use purification, and constructed latrines and installation of community wells. And in the past year alone, Feed The Children was able to provide 14 million children with de-worming medications and treat 13,500 patients in its medical clinics.

Feed The Children works diligently toward the goal of seeing NO child or family going to bed hungry. Our four-pillar philosophy to relief doesn't just address hunger, but helps communities address the root causes of poverty.

Food & Nutrition

Food is the most urgent need in most impoverished communities. We work to serve ealthy food to hungry children.

Water & Sanitation

Dirty water kills more people than war, malaria and HIV/AIDS combined. Clean water gives children a chance to live healthy.

Health & Education

Education helps children break the cycle of poverty. Healthcare helps children get regular checkups and vaccinations.

Livelihood Development

We want whole communities to succeed. The fourth pillar helps families thrive, with the tools for long-term success.

This organization is a nonprofit. Contributions to it are fully tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Mission statement

Feed The Children uses the following to express its mission:

Providing hope and resources for those without life's essentials

Statement of faith

Feed The Children is a non-denominational organization. Though many churches, synagogues and mosques support our organization and still others assist in the distribution of goods, there is no individual church, denomination or religion that controls our work. All of the members of our board share our convictions about the importance of helping others and identify themselves as Christians; however none of them acts as a representative of an organized religious body.

Transparency grade


To understand our transparency grade, click here.

Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Relief and Development

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating47 of 58515 of 68
Fund acquisition rating148 of 58525 of 68
Resource allocation rating46 of 58512 of 68
Asset utilization rating91 of 58524 of 68

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$48,195,274$72,032,422$95,719,577$107,242,229$106,890,751
Short-term investments$25,483,563$28,212,670$27,341,355$24,779,585$31,072,426
Other current assets$2,363,513$5,484,733$5,484,733$1,896,632$1,896,632
Total current assets$77,682,833$107,303,420$131,069,790$137,293,268$141,887,822
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$20,293,323$20,447,359$22,823,609$23,740,069$25,970,612
Other long-term assets$2,390,379$2,976,934$0$0$2,748,538
Total long-term assets$22,683,702$23,424,293$22,823,609$23,740,069$28,719,150
Total assets$100,366,535$130,727,713$153,893,399$161,033,337$170,606,972
Payables and accrued expenses$4,624,398$5,561,248$4,654,581$5,161,428$4,047,715
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$4,624,398$5,561,248$4,654,581$5,161,428$4,047,715
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$167,093$148,737$160,582$173,901$1,295,771
Total long-term liabilities$5,382,496$3,638,900$5,519,519$2,282,570$3,932,004
Total liabilities$10,006,894$9,200,148$10,174,100$7,443,998$7,979,719
Net assets20192018201720162015
Temporarily restricted$6,792,866$10,106,410$10,850,496$20,948,255$20,933,536
Permanently restricted$0$0$0$0$2,796,564
Net assets$90,359,641$121,527,565$143,719,299$153,589,339$162,627,253
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$284,001,837$369,173,955$408,221,448$469,202,434$447,808,861
Program service revenue$0$3,571,227$3,669,894$3,450,452$5,013,173
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$812,405$1,546,520$2,767,008($1,010,338)$637,260
Other revenue$3,424,828$1,779,124$3,134,666$2,120,769$5,317,645
Total other revenue$4,237,233$6,896,871$9,571,568$4,560,883$10,968,078
Total revenue$288,239,070$376,070,826$417,793,016$473,763,317$458,776,939
Program services$292,504,110$369,089,366$396,650,691$445,344,488$426,456,181
Management and general$14,140,948$14,181,859$11,563,472$11,482,115$13,228,056
Total expenses$319,406,994$394,733,633$423,263,425$476,292,457$463,810,159
Change in net assets20192018201720162015
Surplus (deficit)($31,167,924)($18,662,807)($5,470,409)($2,529,140)($5,033,220)
Other changes in net assets$0($3,528,927)($4,399,631)($6,508,774)$0
Total change in net assets($31,167,924)($22,191,734)($9,870,040)($9,037,914)($5,033,220)

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Feed the Children was founded in 1979 and during its history has provided clothing, medical assistance and educational opportunities to underprivileged children in nations around the world.

The goal has been to help needy families move beyond relief assistance and become productive and self-sufficient members of their community.

Program accomplishments

Feed The Children communicates the following accomplishments:

Some Statistics Number of meals provided daily: 350,000 14 million children provided with deworming medication 650,000 backpacks distributed to homeless students 450,000 U.S. families helped on the Americans Feeding Americans Caravan FTC expenditures going to program services: 92%


Feed The Children has communicated the following needs:

The domestic feeding program is focused on combating hunger in the United States. For only or $19 per month we will provide $100 worth of food and essentials to a hungry child.

Our international feeding program is an efficient way to meet the needs of many displaced children worldwide that need immediate and ongoing attention. For $15 each month a real difference can be made in the lives of children worldwide. For this small amount we can feed a child for the entire month.

International Child Sponsorship offers an opportunity for caring persons to send monthly support to supplement a child's care consisting of food, clean water, medical attention, and educational opportunities. Your $30 US monthly support will help a child with basic necessities that determine the kind of future he or she will have. Without them, there may be no future. You will receive regular updates on your child's progress including notes and/or drawings.

For more information on these needs see the ministry's website.