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We've found the most effective way to care for a needy family is to bring help directly to their door. CHF's Food Paks® are relationship-building tools that provide face-to-face opportunities to share the gospel through practical acts of compassion.
A Food Pak is a twenty-pound box full of nutritious foods—canned fruit and vegetables, dried beans and pasta, cooking oil, soup mix, granola bars, and peanut butter. A Food Pak may seem like a small thing, but something special happens when it is delivered to a helpless child by someone who cares.
Why Home Delivery?
By delivering boxes of food directly to someone's home, volunteers build relationships with those they serve and get a better picture of the individual's complete needs. Do they need help finding a job, battling an addiction, or looking for housing? Home delivery helps us identify and evaluate needs allowing us to more comprehensively help children and families.
Children's Hunger Fund is not your typical charity. Fighting hunger is complex and we think it takes more than a handout to truly help a child. It takes relationships. We fight hunger using our unique in-home food delivery method to build trusting relationships with the needy. In short, we're making a practical, lasting difference in the lives of children and families because we get to know them. Through relationships, we can truly meet their needs.
Children's Hunger Fund is a Christian 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that works to alleviate the suffering of children in impoverished regions across America and around the world. Through strategic partnerships in targeted communities, CHF works to improve the lives of poor children and their families comprehensively, meeting their physical, emotional, and spiritual needs. Since CHF began in 1991, you have helped us distribute more than $927 million in food and other resources to serve the needs of more than 10 million children in thirty-five U.S. states and seventy-two countries worldwide. Since CHF's inception, an average of 99% of our total contributions have been used for programs serving the needs of children.
Children's Hunger Fund seeks to alleviate the suffering of children by equipping God's church to communicate the gospel through effective compassion ministry.
What We Believe
CHF believes it's the biblical design for the church to be at the forefront of compassion work around the world. It's easy for organizations to assume the responsibility of caring for the poor and needy and to eclipse the church. In some cases charities even discourage the church from being actively involved in the world.
That is why CHF is committed to equipping the church with solid biblical training—training them how to engage their communities by caring for those in need and bringing the gospel of Jesus Christ to the lost. By helping the church better care for those in their communities in practical, loving ways, they build a natural platform from which to share the life-changing gospel of Christ.
The problem of poverty is pervasive and can be overwhelming. Around the world, more than 1 billion people are malnourished. An estimated 1.4 billion people live on less than $1.25 a day. Every day children are dying just because they don't have enough food to eat. That's a tragedy that shouldn't be!
Though masked by our prosperity-focused culture, poverty is a serious issue right here at home. And the problem has only become more serious in our hurting economy. More than half of all poor children in America live in eight states—California, Illinois, Michigan, Texas, New York, Florida, Ohio, and Georgia. Unfortunately, the children suffer the most. No child should suffer from hunger—especially when we can do something about it!
Okay, so the problem is bad! But there is hope.
With your help Children's Hunger Fund provides solutions that work. Find out how!
2010 Annual Report
Children's Hunger Fund strives to be transparent with you, our generous supporters. We want you to know exactly where your gift goes when you give to CHF so that you can give with confidence! Here's our 2010 annual report. You'll find some of the main projects your gifts helped make possible as well as our financial reports to help you see exactly where it all went. Thank you for making a difference!
Download CHF's 2010 Annual Report HERE.
Children's Hunger Fund is committed to the faithful stewardship of the resources we are given. We strive to operate with total financial integrity and efficiency, and we are consistently ranked by CharityNavigator.org, MinistryWatch.org, and Forbes.com as one of the most cost-effective charities in the nation. In submission to our membership with outside reviewer ECFA, we fully disclose our financial records and publicly post our tax returns, which detail exactly where all of our funds are spent. We voluntarily submit to an annual review by a third-party auditor.
In Other Words
CHF is one agency I totally trust for my charitable donations. Their overhead is much lower (including executives' salaries) than Red Cross and many others.
Let's not waste one minute [by] not championing the cause of the orphans, the hungry, the hurting. Get involved in the work of Children's Hunger Fund, it's amazing work.
—Mary Beth Chapman, Founder of showHOPE, Wife of singer Steven Curtis Chapman
Children's Hunger Fund is one of the most cost effective non-profit organizations in the world. You can go to their website, read their accountability, as well as their faith statement.
[It is] a win-win situation for both organizations. We eliminate cost by avoiding waste in our supply chain while CHF provides high quality goods to children in need around the world.
—Henry Morita, Logistics Manager, Nestle USA, on partnering with CHF
Click the links below to download our:
2010 Form 990 Annual Tax Return
2010 Annual Report
2009 Form 990 Annual Tax Return
2009 Annual Report