Our Organization

Feed the Children exists to end childhood hunger. It’s the cause upon which we were founded in 1979 and the one that we continue to fight for each and every day.

We know it takes the power of many to end childhood hunger for good. We connect donors, experts, partners, leaders and communities to attack the problem from all angles.

We are taking a stand and we will not rest until every child has enough to eat.


Create a world where no child goes to bed hungry.


Providing hope and resources for those without life’s essentials.


Our values are founded on Christian principles and play a key role in our conduct and interaction with the people we serve, our donors, and our partners:

Defend dignity: we believe in treating each child and family in the communities where we work with value and worth.

Champion partnership: we believe collaboration is the only way to end childhood hunger.

Value every donor: we respect our donors’ intentions and promote responsible stewardship of the resources they entrust to us.

Preserve integrity: we commit to the highest standards of conduct and ethical practice.

Where your gifts go

Feed the Children works hard to ensure every dollar is used wisely to accomplish the most good.

Financial Accountability

92% Goes to program services

Helping hungry children by focusing on good stewardship and transparency

At Feed the Children, our pledge is to be effective in our outreach to those in need by being good stewards of the funds entrusted to us. We are audited yearly, and the information below is summarized from the consolidated financial statement. Financial data presented here is summarized from the consolidated financial statements of Feed the Children, Inc. for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2017. Contributions to Feed the Children are tax-deductible as allowed by law.
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Report Fraud or Abuse

To ensure Feed the Children, Inc. conducts its business fairly, impartially, in an ethical and proper manner, and in compliance with all laws and regulations, the organization established a toll-free hotline in 2008.

Hotline: 1-866-614-4991
The hotline is staffed 24 hours a day, and is managed by an independent firm. More information about the hotline is available here.


Feed the Children is thriving in a new era, marked by Christian values, integrity, resourcefulness, stewardship and transparency.

Our dynamic executive leadership is actively engaged to strengthen Feed the Children’s impact, extend our reach, maximize our internal capacity, fuel our resource engine and build our brand.

Our Leadership

Travis Arnold

President and Chief Executive Officer

Gary Sloan

Chief Operations Officer

Christy Tharp, CPA

Chief Financial Officer

Becky Graninger - CDMO

Becky Graninger

Chief Development and Marketing Officer

Mike Panas

Chief Information Officer

Bob Thomas

Chief Administrative Officer

Diane Moss

Senior Vice President of Human Resources

Scott Killough, PhD

Senior Vice President of International Operations

Our Board

Rick England


A board member since 2001, Rick is the owner of England Ford in Hinton, OK. He is active in and a past president of the Hinton Kiwanis Club, and he is also active in the Chamber of Commerce and the Great Plains Soccer Association.

C.E. Crouse


A board member since 2017, he’s retired after 40 years in the accounting profession. He now serves part time as chief financial officer of Sagamore Institute, co-founder of Capin Crouse, and is a member of the TrueFace Board in Phoenix.

Mike Hogan

Vice-Chairman / Director

Mike joined in 2013 and is responsible for strategy, marketing, and development at GameStop, a Fortune 500 company. He previously was founding partner for The Trion Group and Senior Vice-President and Chief Marketing Officer for Dean Foods.

Kathy Doyle Thomas


Kathy Doyle Thomas joined the board in April 2013. She’s spent 24 years at Half Price Books, managing expansion and the company’s website divisions. She’s also Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Retail Advertising and Marketing Association.

Brent A. Hagenbuch


Joining the board in 2017, he is president and chief executive officer of Texas-based NEAT Transportation Group. Prior to founding NEAT Transportation Group, Hagenbuch served as president of Transport Industries.

Amy Thompson


Joining the board in late 2017, Amy Thompson is the Chief People Officer at Mattel, Inc. Previously, she served as the Chief People Officer for TOMS Shoes, LLC and as the Vice President of Partner Resources at Starbucks Coffee Company.

Mark Garrett


Mark Garrett joined the board in late 2017. He is the Chief People Officer at Smithfield Foods. He previously served as the Chief Business Officer for the School District of Kansas City and as a Plant Manager at Hallmark Cards, Inc.