Feed The Children, established in 1979 and headquartered in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and exists to end child hunger. It is a non-profit relief organization whose stated mission is "providing hope and resources for those without life's essentials". It is one of the largest U.S.-based charities and serves those in need in the U.S. and in 10 other countries around the world. It provides food education essentials and disaster relief. Domestically, it operates 5 distribution centers (located in Oklahoma, Indiana, California, Tennessee and Pennsylvania). In FY 2015, Feed the Children distributed 107 million pounds of food and essentials valued at $302 million to people in the U.S., and internationally, it sponsored approximately 24,500 children, addressing the root causes of poverty through sponsorship of children, communities and schools. It is accredited by guide star exchange and the BBB Wise Giving Alliance and is rated by Charity Navigator.
Through its partnership with NAEHCY (National Association of Educators for Homeless Children and Youth), Feed The Children has distributed more than 500,000 backpacks filled with school supplies, food and personal care items to homeless children enrolled in U.S. public schools. In Africa, Asia, Central and South America, Feed The Children provides more than 350,000 meals daily through school feeding programs.