how we fight hunger

From food and household essentials, community gardens to school supplies, nutrition training and clean water programs, school meals, disaster relief and more, we connect people with the critical resources they need to thrive. And it all starts with food.


Children cannot grow and learn without enough food. It is the backbone of what we do. We distribute food at events around the U.S. and through school resource rooms and backpack programs. Internationally, we feed kids in school, cultivate community gardens and offer nutrition training to create sustainable futures.


When children have enough to eat, they can flourish at school. Internationally, we help children stay in school by providing meals and school supplies. In the U.S., our backpack program and school resource rooms offer food and supplies to students who need them.

Health & Water

Having clean water is one of the keys to fighting life-threatening diseases and illness. We work globally to expand access to safe drinking water while helping communities maintain adequate sanitation and proper hygiene practices.


Addressing the conditions that perpetuate poverty helps families focus on a bright future – a future without hunger. Our livelihood programs help families become self-sufficient and financially stable while strengthening their communities.

Disaster Response

When a natural disaster strikes, it creates a crisis on a large scale. Entire communities may find themselves suddenly in need of help, and we are ready. Feed the Children deploys supplies to help with the immediate needs caused by the disaster, and we deliver resources to help in the weeks to come as neighbors work towards recovery.

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Our Work in the U.S.

With the help of donors and community partners, we’re able to reach children and families in almost all 50 states. In fiscal year 2023, we distributed more than 86.4 million pounds of food and household essentials to people in the U.S.

International Work

Feed the Children is proud to work in the United States and seven countries around the world (El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania, Uganda, and the Philippines). Our work in these places focuses on food and nutrition access, with supplemental programs in health and clean water, education, and financial planning to provide sustainable solutions to hunger.

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Stories of Impact

The greatest measure of the impact your donations to Feed the Children have doesn’t come from a report, a press release, or even our annual impact statement. Instead, it is found in the stories of those whose lives you have helped change.