Office Depot & Feed The Children

Office Depot Foundation LogoFeed The Children is proud to have been selected as a distribution partner for the Office Depot Foundation “Caring is Sharing” program.
Our association with Office Depot and the Office Depot Foundation over the past eight years has made a difference in the lives of students, communities and individuals across the country and around the world. Since its founding in 1979, Feed The Children has reached out to help children and families in the U.S. and around the world. The heart of Feed The Children's U.S. program is distributing food and essentials such as educational supplies to children and families in need. (Learn about our Educational Program)
For more than three decades, Feed The Children has grown into one of the world's largest private organizations dedicated to helping hungry and hurting people. Last year, Feed The Children shipped 133 million pounds of food and other essentials to children and families in all 50 states and internationally.

The Office Depot Foundation - the independent, non-profit foundation that serves as the primary charitable giving arm of Office Depot - is strongly committed to serving children, families and communities across the United States and around the world.  To learn more about the Office Depot Foundation and its mission, please visit www.officedepotfoundation.org.
“Feed The Children has always responded during times of disaster and thanks to the generous donation from the Office Depot Foundation and many of our corporate partners, we are able to bring direct help to New Jersey residents in need,”  said Tony Sellars, spokesperson for Feed The Children. Click Here to learn more on how Office Depot Foundation has helped in New York and New Jersey.
 
Office Depot Foundation in action update:
To help devastated communities in New York and New Jersey in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, the Office Depot Foundation assisted its long-time partner Feed The Children with two contributions:
  • $25,000 to support relief efforts for thousands of families by providing more than 150,000 pounds of food and essential supplies.
  • 25,000 Office Depot Foundation sackpacks containing essential school supplies to help children in the affected areas begin to regain a sense of normalcy.
If your company would like to partner with Feed The Children and provide food and essentials for the hungry children and families we serve, please contact us using this form.
To partner with Feed The Children and the Office Depot Foundation for the “Caring is Sharing” program, your organization must meet the following guidelines and criteria.
Guidelines & Criteria
  • Have an IRS designation as a 501(c)(3), non-profit organization 
  • Fill out and return the Office Depot Foundation Application and supporting documents to Feed The Children
  • Promise never to charge for the goods provided by Feed The Children and the Office Depot Foundation

Benefits of 501(C)(3) status
  • Exempt from applicable federal income taxes
  • Eligible to receive tax-deductible charitable donations
    (See this IRS document in PDF format on applying for tax exempt status)

Additional guidelines
  •  The organization may not be located in a private residence.
  • The organization is required to have a minimum of six (6) months operation experience.
  • The distributing Partner Agency may receive no monetary compensation for the product distributed.

Meet all the guidelines?  Apply here to be part of the Office Depot Foundation "Caring is Sharing" program
  • Download the Office Depot Foundation Application