Kids Against Hunger performs its mission through a network of food packaging “satellite” operations that extends across the U.S. and Canada. This network includes more than 70 locations across the U.S. and Canada. Satellites are nonprofit organizations affiliated with Kids Against Hunger that package the proprietary Kids Against Hunger formulated food for the malnourished and starving children of the world.
This is a decentralized and highly entrepreneurial organization. The majority of satellite locations operate under their own 501(c)(3) nonprofit status. Each satellite signs a licensing agreement with the Kids Against Hunger Headquarters office in Omaha (NE). We require some reporting, but this also governs product content and quality, as well as adherence to best practices. This model has allowed our program to reach into smaller communities and to develop new and innovative ways to engage people in more communities. We have also been able to establish relationships with organizations such as Kiwanis and Rotary, and many churches of widely varying denominations and faiths.