Children’s Hunger Fund (CHF) has practiced gospel-centered mercy ministry for over twenty years. Since 1991, 99% of total contributions—over 1 billion dollars in food and other aid—has been distributed through programs serving more than 20 million children across America and around the world.


Finances


Financial Integrity

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 listed 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, maintaining full transparency with those who choose to support our work.

View our financial reports

IRS Form 990
Audited Financial Statement
Annual Report

Beliefs


Mission Statement

Our mission is to deliver hope to suffering children by equipping local churches for gospel-centered mercy ministry.

Distinctives

  • Prioritize the Gospel

    We declare the message of the gospel of Jesus Christ as our first priority. It is the only source of true hope, the ultimate remedy for mankind’s suffering, and the power of God to those who are being saved. Therefore, we unite our God-given gifts and resources for gospel proclamation.

  • Elevate the Church

    The Church was divinely established and its existence uniquely guaranteed by God as His representative of the gospel in word and deed. Therefore, we elevate and esteem churches dedicated to the gospel, by equipping and providing resources to help them proclaim this message to the world.

  • Impact the Next Generation

    Children are made in God’s image and He commands us to nurture and instruct them in His Word. Therefore, we impact the next generation for Christ, so that one day they would be restored as “children of God” through the power of the gospel.

  • Pursue Relationships

    The most effective way to serve the needs of others is through ongoing, personal relationships. Therefore, we prayerfully pursue relationships with those we serve and those who help us accomplish our mission, so that our actions might be used by God to transform lives.

  • Strive for Integrity

    We recognize that we are ultimately accountable to God for the stewardship of the resources He has entrusted to us. Therefore we strive to fulfill our mission with integrity before God and conduct ourselves in such a way that enables others to trust our work with confidence.

Statement of Faith

We believe the Bible to be the inspired, and only infallible authoritative Word of God.

We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, His virgin birth, His sinless life, His miracles, His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, His bodily resurrection, His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.

We believe regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential for the salvation of lost and sinful man.

We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.

We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost: they that are saved unto the resurrection of life, and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation. We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in Christ.


History


Leadership


Dave Phillips

President and Founder

The devastating poverty Dave witnessed at a children’s hospital in Honduras changed him forever. With a united passion to impact the next generation and help local churches build relationships with poor children in their communities, Dave and his wife Lynn founded Children’s Hunger Fund, first distributing food and aid from their garage.

Dave’s family tree includes the founders of several well-known charities, so the non-profit world was a natural fit for him. In fact, Dave’s first job after graduating from Westmont College was at a relief organization, World Opportunities International.

Dave and Lynn live in Simi Valley, California with their four sons. Dave often travels overseas with his sons hoping to inspire them to service through their own personal poverty encounter.

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Tim Kirk

Vice President

I have watched CHF grow for fifteen years and I still stand amazed at how God provides. Many times I have come to work to find an empty warehouse, only to see God fill it later the same day with food for needy children.

As Vice President, Tim guides the staff to be faithful stewards of all that God has entrusted to CHF. He graduated with a business degree from Westmont College. He and his wife Jill live in Simi Valley, California with their five children.

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Mark Rodriguez

Executive Director of Ministry Development

My spiritual heroes are the pastors all over the world who love Christ and serve people out of a genuine response to the gospel.

For nearly twenty years Mark has been involved in pastoral ministry. He is the pastor of a church-plant in Sylmar, California and served as the chaplain for the Los Angeles Dodgers for eight years. Mark oversees CHF’s relationships with local churches worldwide, encouraging and training pastors for gospel-centered mercy ministry. He lives with his wife Elena and five children in Newhall, California.

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Christopher Sue

Executive Director, Finance, Operations & West Region

I’m amazed by the care local churches provide for hurting kids around the world, taking them in as their own and asking for nothing in return.

Chris leads his team to strive for integrity and accountability as they keep Food Paks moving in and out of our three U.S. warehouses. His time at Biola University led him to a career as CFO for several corporations before going into ministry with CHF. He lives in West Hills, California with his wife Stephanie and their two sons.

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Michael Richards

Executive Director, South Region

My first trip to Indonesia broke my heart, turned my world upside down, and opened my eyes to the needs in the world. Working for CHF has taught me that nothing is impossible for God who does astounding things!

After faithfully serving CHF for nine years, Michael took a huge leap of faith, packed up his family, and moved to Texas to launch and expand CHF’s ministry in the Southwest. Michael married his high school sweetheart, Carrie. They live in San Antonio, Texas with their three sons.

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Jeff Holder

Executive Director, Communications

I’m always thrilled to see how God uses CHF to give suffering families not only their daily bread, but also the Bread of Life through a relationship with Jesus.

Jeff leads the marketing team to tell the story of changed lives through the work of CHF.  Jeff holds a journalism degree with experience in broadcast and internet media.  He and his wife Joan live in Chatsworth, California with four adults that recently were their small children.

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Board of Directors


Dana Scannell
Chairman of the Board

Scannell & Wight
President

Dick Griffith
Vice Chair

Money Management Concepts
Investor

Steve McCormick
Treasurer

McCormick Construction
President

Ted Cox
Secretary

TPC Investments LLC
Managing Member

Dave Phillips

Children’s Hunger Fund
President/Founder

Sue Hagen

Global Human Resources Executive

Ron Regenstreif

Regency Lighting
President

Richard Parkinson

Premier Interior Development
President

Doug Trovato

International Textiles
President

Mark Tatlock

The Master’s College
Senior VP and Provost

Len Harral

Zachry Corporation
Senior VP and CFO

Henry Morita

Nestlé
Director of Supply Chain

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