1.29 billion people in the world—more than the entire population of Africa–live on less than $1.25 (USD) a day. Most lack access to one or more basic human needs: sufficient food, safe drinking water, or adequate shelter. But combatting poverty and food insecurity demands more than simple charity. While nutritious food provides temporary relief of physical hunger, the life-giving truth of the gospel provides eternal hope and relief from spiritual poverty.
Children’s Hunger Fund provides nourishing food for hungry kids across America and around the world. We distribute Food Paks and other aid through local churches so that they may deliver hope to suffering children and families in their communities. Your support will feed poor families and change lives forever.
The local church was designed by God to be His primary channel of mercy to the poor around the world. We provide comprehensive biblical training to equip churches for gospel-centered mercy ministry. We do this through our mercy ministry initiative, Rethink Mercy.
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.
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.
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.
Before coming to CHF, Jason spent nearly 23 years working in administrative roles in Christian higher education. Through the struggles and joys of raising four children, including one with special needs, he and his wife Mary experience first-hand the impact of timely demonstrations of kindness and care by God’s people. Jason is thrilled to support CHF’s efforts to help local churches love the poor in their communities. The Hartungs live in Santa Clarita, California.
Over ten years ago, Morgan moved to California from Florida with her husband in pursuit of his dream of working in the film industry. By God’s grace, the Lord had a plan for her as well, as she was introduced to CHF through an acquaintance shortly after their move. From her first tour, Morgan immediately fell in love with the mission and values of the organization. She is humbled by the opportunity to serve children in need around the world through the work of the local church. Morgan is married to her high school youth group sweetheart, Jordan. They live in North Hollywood, California.
Since its inception in 1991, CHF has placed a priority on efficiency, transparency and financial accountability, consistently ranking at the top of America’s most cost-effective charities. Recently, CHF earned a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator. This is the highest possible rating that a non-profit can earn to distinguish itself as an organization that adheres to best practices and executes its mission in a financially efficient way. This exceptional designation from Charity Navigator sets Children’s Hunger Fund apart from its peers, and demonstrates to the public its trustworthiness. Children’s Hunger Fund has a strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency. The 4-Star rating can reassure donors that when they donate to Children’s Hunger Fund, their donation is being utilized towards the intended use.
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.