From Donor to Dinner: How We Feed American Children

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It’s easy to claim we provide tens of millions of meals to children each year. Today, we’ll take a tour behind the scenes at how Feed the Children makes good on that claim.

It’s easy to claim we provide tens of millions of meals to children each year. It sounds simple – your gift of $20 a month provides $100 worth of food and essentials to children in need.

But making that happen requires generous donors, hard work, and people who are determined that no child or family should go to bed hungry.

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Today, we’ll take a tour behind the scenes at how Feed the Children makes good on that claim.

Our story begins with three donations:

Mary’s $20 enables Feed the Children to purchase the discounted spaghetti sauce from Ragu or send a truck for the entire eight skids . Next month, her $20 donation sends sauce to food banks in Ohio and Florida.

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Mary’s donation and others like hers are multiplied by Marcus’s donation of time.

When product donations and purchases arrive in the distribution center, Marcus spends his donated hours unpacking the pallets, adding essential items like shampoo, spaghetti sauce, and toilet paper to hundreds of boxes, and loading filled boxes onto trucks bound for community partners like the Salvation Army in downtown Cleveland.

Twenty-five thousand volunteers like Marcus donate their time, both in Oklahoma City with our headquarters and around the country, saving Feed the Children distribution center costs.

Dozens of corporations like Ragu and CVS donate products or sell them for pennies, allowing Feed the Children to send essentials to more people in need.

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Thousands of donors like Mary send cash, multiplying all the other contributions as Feed the Children transforms money into food and essentials with the help of volunteers and corporations.

The relationships Feed the Children has with donors like Mary and companies like Ragu transform her $20 into $100 in food and essentials. And relationships with agency partners like the Salvation Army and local food banks places food and essentials into the hands of hungry children and families in the most effective way possible.

Providing millions of meals to children each year requires many people working together, united with one vision – that no child or family goes to bed hungry.

How will you help? We’re always looking for donors, volunteers, and corporate partners who share our mission.

One thought on “From Donor to Dinner: How We Feed American Children

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