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 rating131 of 108516 of 86
Fund acquisition rating422 of 108833 of 86
Resource allocation rating142 of 108811 of 86
Asset utilization rating241 of 108523 of 86

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$115,319,050$143,936,829$103,864,156$44,493,476$65,953,105
Short-term investments$26,260,065$31,312,613$20,183,751$22,036,897$24,013,896
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$154,399,648$185,403,494$126,667,890$67,750,746$91,517,907
Long-term investments$2,511,778$2,258,145$4,377,564$3,340,205$3,784,736
Fixed assets$20,456,824$22,110,519$14,734,634$16,953,933$21,700,657
Other long-term assets$3,514,832$3,611,176$3,708,375$3,813,928$3,926,399
Total long-term assets$26,483,434$27,979,840$22,820,573$24,108,066$29,411,792
Total assets$180,883,082$213,383,334$149,488,463$91,858,812$120,929,699
Payables and accrued expenses$4,475,456$4,812,244$3,870,184$3,604,866$4,472,022
Other current liabilities$0$0$32,792$71,015$112,231
Total current liabilities$4,475,456$4,812,244$3,902,976$3,675,881$4,584,253
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$397,865$367,377$202,075$167,093$148,737
Total long-term liabilities$1,926,800$1,929,846$1,854,570$2,796,107$1,706,513
Total liabilities$6,402,256$6,742,090$5,757,546$6,471,988$6,290,766
Net assets20222021202020192018
Without donor restrictions$149,956,894$180,371,084$130,063,191$78,593,958$104,532,523
With donor restrictions$24,523,932$26,270,160$13,667,726$6,792,866$10,106,410
Net assets$174,480,826$206,641,244$143,730,917$85,386,824$114,638,933
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$386,959,619$582,226,099$464,030,113$283,408,988$367,469,171
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$302,703$16,130,459$1,460,609$1,639,853$1,020,297
Other revenue$476,339$586,002$1,123,053$2,615,231$1,404,101
Total other revenue$779,042$16,716,461$2,583,662$4,255,084$2,424,398
Total revenue$387,738,661$598,942,560$466,613,775$287,664,072$369,893,569
Program services$373,880,713$512,047,784$381,770,107$290,383,716$363,447,626
Management and general$12,087,331$12,455,560$12,595,996$14,004,376$11,275,882
Total expenses$403,112,973$538,811,644$408,260,668$317,131,924$388,774,769
Change in net assets20222021202020192018
Surplus (deficit)($15,374,312)$60,130,916$58,353,107($29,467,852)($18,881,200)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($15,374,312)$60,130,916$58,353,107($29,467,852)($18,881,200)


Arnold TravisPresident and CEO$427,661
Bregeita JeffersonChief International Operations Officer$277,387
Seintje VeldhuisRegional Director, Africa$269,170
Sloan GaryChief Operating Officer$237,507
Tharp ChristyCFO$234,087
Mike PanasChief Information Officer$217,727
Bob ThomasChief Administrative Officer$206,891
Becky Graninger Termed 6-3-2022Chief Dev & Mktg Officer$199,019
Nancy RewVP of Marketing$157,357
David WaltersVP of Development$155,269
Marcella D MossSenior VP of Human Resources$152,770
Brian HutchensVP Direct Response Fundraising$149,347
Rick RossVP of Corporate Partnerships$147,791

Compensation data as of: 6/30/2022

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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.