MINISTRY SPOTLIGHT: Feed the Hunger
Summary: Feed the Hunger is a humanitarian evangelical Christian mission organization which started in 1968. Its original name was New Directions International.
It says its humanitarian activities are connected with its spiritual emphasis to connect followers of Jesus Christ to help fulfill the Great Commission.
Feed the Hunger feeds spiritual hunger with tools such as Bibles, community centers, church buildings, bicycles and micro-enterprise projects. Physical hunger is met through the provision of nutritious food, clean water, and emergency aid.
For 2021, Its staff of 13 organized 31,409 volunteers, anywhere from 5 to 500 at a time, impacting 20 countries, and packed 258,440 meals for the hungry.
The organization also provides specific, strategic items, such as a motorcycle to a Pastor in Mali, to restoring a flooded home of a blind Pastor in Nepal, two computers to orphan homes in Nepal, coats to Ukrainian children, and many other countries and items as well.
Feed the Hunger has staff to help churches and church groups host what they call a “Packathon.” Its website outlines how to get a church involved. Also, Feed the Hunger is regularly creating devotionals on various topics, with more than 20 completely available on its website.
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The ministry also has created and distributes what it calls “Edu-Packs,” backpacks with the specifics of needed school supplies for children. And each month it has trips for others to participate in short-term mission trips, with specifics on its website for 5-10 day trips currently priced for Haiti, Asia, Kenya, and Kentucky. Feed the Hunger is dynamic in nature as a ministry, showing it is able to pivot to areas of the world when the need arises. The aim of Feed the Hunger is to manage the connection of followers of Christ to help fulfill the Great Commission as both a humanitarian and discipleship ministry. Showing through its actions as the hands, feet and voice of the Gospel.
MinistryWatch Donor Confidence Score: 96 (out of a possible 100) “Give With Confidence”
MinistryWatch Financial Efficiency Rating: 3 Star (out of a possible 5 Stars)
MinistryWatch Transparency Grade: A
ECFA Member? Yes
Revenue in the Most Recent Year Available (2021): $2,816,308
Five-Year Revenue Trend: Increasing (by about 60 percent)
Percent of Revenue Feed the Hunger Spends on Fundraising: 3 percent
Percent Peer Group Spends on Fundraising: 5 percent
CEO/President: Joseph Williams
CEO/President’s Salary: $105,961
Complete MinistryWatch profile for Feed the Hunger can be found here.