Our Organization

Feed the Children exists to end childhood hunger. It’s the cause upon which we were founded 35 years ago 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.

OUR VISION

Create a world where no child goes to bed hungry.

OUR MISSION

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

OUR BRAND VALUES

Challenge convention: we believe that a future without hungry children is possible.

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 believe in donors playing an active role in ending childhood hunger.

Drive accountability: we believe in making changes when something isn’t working and building on the success when it is.

OUR TEAM

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

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Travis Arnold

President and Chief Executive Officer

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Christy Tharp

Chief Financial Officer

Bob Thomas Gray

Bob Thomas

Chief Administrative Officer

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Gary Sloan

Senior Vice President of Domestic Operations/Program Development

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Scott Killough, PhD

Senior Vice President of International Operations

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Mike Panas

Chief Information Officer

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Diane Moss

Senior Vice President of Human Resources

Our Board

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C.E. Crouse

Board Member

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.

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Brent A. Hagenbuch

Board Member

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.

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Rick England

Chairman/Director

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.

Mary Schrick

Mary Schrick N.D., PhD

Vice Chairperson/Director

Mary has been a board member since 2009 and operates Full Circle Health Clinic in Edmond. She’s a past president of the State Board of Directors of the Oklahoma State Child Care Association and the Oklahoma Farm Women in Action.

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Gregg Yeilding

Secretary/Director

Gregg has been a board member since 2010 and is the Director of Administration at Continental Resources. He is active at Highpointe Church in Bethany, where he serves as an administrator and has been a board trustee and treasurer.

Kathy Doyle Thomas

Kathy Doyle Thomas

Treasurer/Director

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.

Michelle Mesen

Michelle Mesen

Governance Officer for the Global Partnership for Education Secretariat

Michelle joined in April 2013. She’s the governance advisor to the Chair of the Global Partnership’s Board of Directors and for the CEO of the Global Partnership’s Secretariat. She’s a doctoral candidate in Pastoral Counseling at Loyola University.

Mike Hogan

Mike Hogan

Executive Vice-President and Chief Marketing Officer for GameStop

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.


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, 2016. 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.