FEED THE CHILDREN
The mission that Feed the Children (FTC) has had for the last 35 years is to provide essential resources to families so no child goes to bed hungry. Erin Carlstrom, Director of Education Partnerships, Corporate Donor Relations of FTC explained its focus – FEED, or the four pillars of strength: Food, Education, Essentials and Disaster. The focus of the four core pillars is mostly domestic, but FTC does provide international assistance. The goal is to feed both minds and bodies.
The common denominator in the families served is a lack of education and literacy challenges. Of course the organization can help provide an immediate fix for today’s issue, but the larger issues are why people are in this situation and how best to address this in a long term way. Carlstrom stated that their organization can provide educational literacy resources to help family members from the ages of 1-99 to help break the cycle of poverty.