Feed The Children

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Established over 40 years ago, Feed the Children is one of the leading anti-hunger organizations.

We dare to envision a world where no child goes to bed hungry. To help create that world, we are dedicated to helping families and communities achieve stable lives and to reducing the need for help tomorrow-all while providing food and assistance to help them today.

In the United States we distribute product donations of food and other items from corporate donors through our network of local community partners, we provide classroom support and school supplies to students in vulnerable areas, and we mobilize resources quickly to aid recovery efforts when natural disasters strike.

Internationally, we manage child-focused community development programs that focus on reducing hunger and malnutrition, teaching health and promoting self-reliance in 8 countries in Asia, Africa, and Latin American. We welcome partnerships because we know that our work would not be possible without collaborative relationships. We seek to connect donors, partners, experts, volunteers, leaders and communities to raise awareness about childhood hunger and make it a thing of the past. That's something we can only do together.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Feed The Children
333 N. Meridian
Oklahoma City, OK 73107

Website: feedthechildren.org

Phone: 800-627-4556

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 736108657

CEO/President: Travis Arnold

Chairman: Mike Hogan

Board size: 12

Founder: Dr. Larry Jones

Ruling year: 1967

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 06/30

Member of ECFA: No

Member of ECFA since:


Create a world where no child goes to bed hungry.

Mission statement

Strategic Vision: Feed the Children stands ready to help - near and far. From an international child who needs a nourishing meal and school supplies, to grandparents who are raising their grandchildren on a fixed income, or a U.S. military family trying to make ends meet while a parent is deployed, we are unwavering in our dedication to helping our neighbors and building caring communities.

As we embark on the next five years in our history, we are inspired, and we remain committed to doing our part to create a world where no child goes to bed hungry.

Statement of faith

Feed The Children is a non-denominational organization. Though many churches, synagogues and mosques support our organization and still others assist in the distribution of goods, there is no individual church, denomination or religion that controls our work. All of the members of our board share our convictions about the importance of helping others and identify themselves as Christians; however none of them acts as a representative of an organized religious body.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Relief and Development

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating61 of 11129 of 87
Fund acquisition rating259 of 111324 of 87
Resource allocation rating124 of 111313 of 87
Asset utilization rating201 of 111223 of 87

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$127,964,056$115,319,050$143,936,829$103,864,156$44,493,476
Short-term investments$28,813,169$26,260,065$31,312,613$20,183,751$22,036,897
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$164,493,779$154,399,648$185,403,494$126,667,890$67,750,746
Long-term investments$2,308,882$2,511,778$2,258,145$4,377,564$3,340,205
Fixed assets$19,452,602$20,456,824$22,110,519$14,734,634$16,953,933
Other long-term assets$2,930,629$3,514,832$3,611,176$3,708,375$3,813,928
Total long-term assets$24,692,113$26,483,434$27,979,840$22,820,573$24,108,066
Total assets$189,185,892$180,883,082$213,383,334$149,488,463$91,858,812
Payables and accrued expenses$3,514,947$4,475,456$4,812,244$3,870,184$3,604,866
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$32,792$71,015
Total current liabilities$3,514,947$4,475,456$4,812,244$3,902,976$3,675,881
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$382,320$397,865$367,377$202,075$167,093
Total long-term liabilities$400,883$1,926,800$1,929,846$1,854,570$2,796,107
Total liabilities$3,915,830$6,402,256$6,742,090$5,757,546$6,471,988
Net assets20232022202120202019
Without donor restrictions$162,095,968$149,956,894$180,371,084$130,063,191$78,593,958
With donor restrictions$23,174,094$24,523,932$26,270,160$13,667,726$6,792,866
Net assets$185,270,062$174,480,826$206,641,244$143,730,917$85,386,824
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$496,797,900$386,959,619$582,226,099$464,030,113$283,408,988
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$280,251$302,703$16,130,459$1,460,609$1,639,853
Other revenue$4,940,687$476,339$586,002$1,123,053$2,615,231
Total other revenue$5,220,938$779,042$16,716,461$2,583,662$4,255,084
Total revenue$502,018,838$387,738,661$598,942,560$466,613,775$287,664,072
Program services$463,649,396$373,880,713$512,047,784$381,770,107$290,383,716
Management and general$14,333,133$12,087,331$12,455,560$12,595,996$14,004,376
Total expenses$493,477,526$403,112,973$538,811,644$408,260,668$317,131,924
Change in net assets20232022202120202019
Surplus (deficit)$8,541,312($15,374,312)$60,130,916$58,353,107($29,467,852)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$8,541,312($15,374,312)$60,130,916$58,353,107($29,467,852)


Arnold TravisPresident and CEO$444,390
Bregeita JeffersonChief International Operat$355,953
Greg GarenFtct- President$345,862
Sloan GaryChief Operating Officer$244,822
Tharp ChristyCFO$242,123
Becky Graninger Termed 6-3-2022Chief Dev & Mktg Officer$234,488
Mike PanasChief Information Officer$226,882
Colleen RidenhourChief Growth and Strategy Officer$217,141
Bob ThomasChief Administrative Offic$217,050
Brian HutchensVP Direct Response Fundrai$168,512
David WaltersVP of Development$166,744
Rick RossVP of Corporate Partnershi$162,336
Jackie Tyron-LivingstonSr VP Int'l Operations and Compliance$152,051

Compensation data as of: 6/30/2023

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Feed the Children was founded in 1979 and during its history has provided clothing, medical assistance and educational opportunities to underprivileged children in nations around the world.

The goal has been to help needy families move beyond relief assistance and become productive and self-sufficient members of their community.

Program accomplishments

In Fiscal Year 2022 Impact in Numbers

11.5 Million People received help. 11.5 million people in nearly every U.S. state and in eight countries around the world received help.

92.6 Million Pounds of food & resources. More than 92.6 million pounds of food and life essential items including hygiene products were distributed.

$317 Million In food and resources distributed. Feed the Children distributed food and essentials valued at more than $317 million to children and families.