What are your long-term objectives?
Kids Against Hunger has two long-term objectives:
- Create a national food packaging and distribution network of large regional packaging divisions and local packaging satellites.
- Deliver the food produced by Kids Against Hunger through partnerships with humanitarian organizations of high integrity and capability.
How many food packaging locations are there?
There are currently close to 60 satellite locations in 27 U.S. states, District of Columbia and Canada, distributing food to more than 60 countries. A complete list of satellite locations can be found here.
Do you require the children you feed to become Christians, or your volunteers to be Christians?
Again, Kids Against Hunger is a humanitarian organization. We have only one test to feed a child – ‘is the child hungry?’ We have only one test for accepting volunteers – ‘does the volunteer want to help feed hungry children?’ We require any organization that distributes our food to give the food freely out of love for the child without coercion or religious tests. To do otherwise would be a fundamental betrayal of our core beliefs.
What is Kids Against Hunger’s religious affiliation?
Kids Against Hunger is a humanitarian organization that is not affiliated with or restricted to a particular religious group (nonsectarian). We do not discriminate on any basis in any way, shape or form. All religions and non-religious groups can volunteer, donate, and help in any way. We feed children from all walks of life. Some of our volunteers and satellites are driven by their love of God and helping to feed all of His children, but all are welcome to help out in any way. We have had volunteers that are Jewish, Muslim, Lutheran, Buddhist, Hutterite, Methodist, Catholic, and others. We have had volunteers with no religious ties whatsoever. Despite our various diverse backgrounds, we all want to help feed starving children.
Do you provide aid for children/families in the U.S.?
Although our main focus is on feeding starving children abroad, we also help children and their families within the U.S. The recommendation we give to our food packaging centers (we call them "satellites") is to ship 2/3 of the packaged meals abroad and have 1/3 of them remain within the local community. Some of our satellites focus almost exclusively on helping children and their families in the U.S., e.g. through outreach to inner city families, homeless people, Native American reservations, seniors, and children.
The main reason we are focusing on other countries in the first place is because even though you will find HUNGRY people within the U.S., you won't find STARVING people. People in this country have food shelves and other places to assist them, whereas kids in foreign countries do not.