Stop Hunger Now
11888 West 91st Street
Overland Park KS 66214
Ugandan school boys served by Stop Hunger Now.
Web and Phone Contact
Telephone (316) 841-2629
Mission Statement

“To end hunger in our lifetime by providing food and lifesaving aid to the world's most vulnerable and by creating a global commitment to mobilize the necessary resources.”

Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Mr. Rod Brooks
Board Chair Mr. Jeffrey J. Truitt
Board Chair Company Affiliation Associate, Smith, Anderson, Blount, Dorsett, Mitchell & Jernigan, LLP
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1998
Financial Summary
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Statements
Mission Statement

“To end hunger in our lifetime by providing food and lifesaving aid to the world's most vulnerable and by creating a global commitment to mobilize the necessary resources.”

Background Statement

In January 1998, entrepreneur John Hewitt and former United Methodist pastor, Dr. Ray Buchanan founded Stop Hunger Now, a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization, to feed the hungry. The organization was established to provide food and medicine to the poorest people worldwide, and to respond immediately to natural disaster, war or famine.

Stop Hunger Now launched the meal packaging program in Raleigh, North Carolina during 2005 to support its mission and increase awareness about hunger by creating a grassroots movement. There has been such a demand, that Stop Hunger Now expanded the program to 19 domestic locations and five internationally. With each succeeding year, Stop Hunger Now has increased the amount of aid provided to those in need and has served over 76 countries to date. The hope is that Stop Hunger Now programs continue to grow until the vision of a world without hunger is realized.
Impact Statement

Outcomes for 2014:

  • Meal packaging program established in Houston, Texas and Indianapolis, IN
  • The meal packaging goal was exceeded with 50.573 million meals packaged by U.S. and international volunteers
  • The international program expanded in the Philippines
  • Gift-in-kind donations exceeded goal at more than $11 million
Key Goals for 2015 include:
  • Meal packaging program expansion in new communities, both in the U.S. and through international affiliates
  • Enhanced impact monitoring and evaluation
  • 50.7 million meals packaged for transformational development programs and crisis relief
 
 
Needs Statement
Gift-in-kind Support
In addition to providing our rice based meals, Stop Hunger Now is committed to sending essential aid to our developing country partners which include schools, orphanages, hospitals, clinics, refugee camps and vocational training programs. Stop Hunger Now currently receives donations of essential aid from corporations, USAID, charitable partners and private donors. Products needed:
  • Personal care items (soap, shampoo, clothing, shoes, first aid supplies)
  • School related items (computers, school supplies: pens, pencils, paper)
  • Protein-containing foods (peanut butter, powdered milk, nuts) 
Stop Hunger Now Unrestricted Funding
A significant portion of funding comes from per-meal donations made by volunteer groups who participate in or host meal packaging events. However, funding is also required for:
  • Monitoring and evaluation of programs
  • In-kind aid such as medicines and medical supplies
  • Shipping costs
  • Capacity-building grants for partner agencies
  • Infrastructure support
  • Support of key sustainable development initiatives, such as medical clinics and agriculture training
Stop Hunger Now’s international need for 2015 in unrestricted funding is $3.2 million.
Service Categories
Food Programs
Emergency Assistance (Food, Clothing, Cash)
Areas of Service
KS - Johnson County
KS
MO
KS - Wyandotte County
CA
FL
GA
MA
MO
MS
International
NC
PA
TX
UT
VA
CEO/Executive Director/Board Chair Statement
Stop Hunger Now and other hunger experts like the World Food Program agree that establishing school feeding programs is the most effective way to target hunger and eradicate poverty and starvation.
 
Expansion of our meal packaging programs in support of school feeding has been realized both domestically and internationally. Significant advancements has been made to the gift-in-kind program, as well as development and fundraising for cultivation of major donors and ongoing gifts. Measuring the impact of food aid distributions, in-kind donations, and cash donations is a constant focus. Strategic planning efforts over the past few years have sought to create alignment among employee objectives with the organization’s vision, mission, key goals and objectives. 
 
While these achievements represent significant progress, Stop Hunger Now faces the following challenges:
  • Maintaining the level of unrestricted general contributions required for programming
  • Meeting meal packaging and revenue targets in expansion areas
  • Consistency in international expansion efforts
  • Extending food safety initiatives
  • Quality of contact data
  • Hiring, training and retention of employees to support growth goals and objectives
Stop Hunger Now's five-year strategic plan to ensure continued success includes emphasis on financial strength, measurable impact, and strategic partnerships.
Programs
Description
Stop Hunger Now created its meal packaging program in 2005. The program perfected the assembly process that combines rice, soy protein, dehydrated vegetables and a flavoring mix including 23 essential vitamins and minerals into small meal packets. Each meal costs only $0.29. The food stores easily, has a shelf-life of two years and transports quickly. Stop Hunger Now works with international partners that distribute the meals in-country.
 
The packaging operation is mobile, (i.e. it can go wherever volunteers are located), and can be adapted to accommodate as few as 25 and as many as 3,000 volunteers at a time. One Stop Hunger Now packaging event can result in the packaging of more than 1,000,000 meals or product servings. The use of volunteers for product packaging has resulted in an extremely cost-effective operation while, at the same time, increasing awareness of global hunger and food insecurity issues across a broad cross-section of the U.S. population.
Category Food, Agriculture & Nutrition, General/Other Food Distribution
Population Served Families, ,
Short-Term Success
Short-term success of Stop Hunger Now’s work includes engaging and empowering over 100,000 people across the U.S. each year in the fight against hunger. This year alone, Stop Hunger Now will package over 50 million meals.
 
Volunteers learn the value of addressing hunger and join Stop Hunger Now in action. They volunteer to package meals and help spread the word. It is often a life-changing opportunity for youth groups, congregations, civic clubs, schools, colleges and universities, and corporations. A meal packaging experience provides the following benefits to a community:
  • Fun, hands-on projects that promote volunteerism
  • Provides an opportunity to serve and give back
  • Supports development of vision and leadership qualities
  • Team and morale building
  • Volunteers of all ages interact, building relationships
  • Community outreach
  • Builds awareness about global issues
  • Teaches stewardship of resources, goal setting and achievement
  • Develops a foundation for young people in the movement to end hunger
Long-Term Success
The ultimate goal for individuals in our feeding programs is to break the cycle of poverty through education. Stop Hunger Now provides nearly 70% of its meals to support transformational development programs such as school feeding, vocational training, early childhood development, orphanages, and medical clinics. The programs sustain lifelong change, promote education and health, and create a platform for tackling many other global issues. 

Vocational and skills training provides necessary skills that can enable people to provide for themselves, while medical projects support healthy environments to work and learn. For every year of primary education, there is an increase of 10-20% in future earnings. The outcome of literacy plus skills is an increase in capabilities and jobs, and human capital is the basis for economic growth.
 
Stop Hunger Now' goal is to allocate 80% of its meals to transformational development programs by 2015.
Program Success Monitored By
First, Stop Hunger Now requires that in-country partners complete a Food Request application. An assessment by leadership determines if a requesting organization meets the requirement to receive aid based on accountability, importation, storage and distribution criteria. Once aid has been distributed, partner organizations are required to report back with results.
 
The Stop Hunger Now monitoring and evaluation system includes distribution schedules, donor impact reports and grant applications, and conducting field visits to distribution partner organizations. Impact reports confirm how meals were distributed, preparation training received, and changes in health and growth of recipients.
Examples of Program Success

Each of our impact partners report increases in the promotion of education, school attendance, and improved nutrition of students. While the individual stories are unique to each mission, the following are some examples of progress.

Stop Hunger Now partner, Convoy of Hope, provides food and recovery aid in Haiti. Its feeding initiative had an enrollment of 57,000 children in 2013. Bonifast, a small boy in an orphanage,  recovered from severe malnourishment. “It’s because of our many supporters and invaluable partners that we’re able to report on the progress Bonifast has made and we are extremely grateful for that,” said Hal Donaldson, COH president.
 
ORPHANetwork, a Stop Hunger Now recipient in Nicaragua, tracked the body mass index of children receiving meals. Malnutrition among the children in the programs decreased from 26% to 4% during 2014. Erick, a 13-year old boy, recovered from malnourishment. In just one month, he gained seven pounds.
Description
Additional support of impact partner programs through the donation of lifesaving and other significant aid, such as vitamins, medicines, medical supplies, computer equipment and school supplies.
Category Human Services, General/Other Human Services, General/Other
Population Served Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent, ,
Short-Term Success
In 2014, Stop Hunger Now shipped more than $11 million of in-kind aid, primarily in the form of vitamins and medical supplies.
Long-Term Success The purpose of this program is to enhance and grow the effectiveness of in-country impact partner programs and beneficiary experiences; thus, increasing the impact of Stop Hunger Now's mission. The long-term goal of this program is to provide $20 million of in-kind aid to our partner agencies by carefully matching their needs with available donated resources.
Program Success Monitored By Success of this program is measured in the same way as the meal packaging program.
Examples of Program Success Examples shared for the meal packaging program are relevant for the gift in-kind program, as well.
Description
Cash grants to empower impact partners and increase the effectiveness of their programs, such as funding for cooking equipment, building repairs, and meal storage.
Category Human Services, General/Other Human Services, General/Other
Population Served Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent, ,
Short-Term Success This program shares the same short-term goals and successes as the meal packaging program.
Long-Term Success The purpose of this program is to enhance and grow the effectiveness of in-country impact partner programs and beneficiary experiences; thus, increasing the impact of Stop Hunger Now's mission. This program shares the same long-term goals and successes as the meal packaging program.
Program Success Monitored By Success of this program is measured in the same way as the meal packaging program.
Examples of Program Success Examples shared for the meal packaging program are relevant for the capacity-building grant program, as well.
Description
Many disadvantaged people throughout the world struggle with
food insecurity due to limited local government support, growing
populations and poor agricultural production. We’re dedicated to
creating long-term impact by implementing sustainable
development programs in the poorest communities. Our strategies
focus on agriculture, health and nutrition and vocational education
opportunities. Immediate projects include:
• Demonstration training farm with fish production ponds
• Clean water solutions, including wells and irrigation systems
Category Human Services, General/Other Human Services, General/Other
Population Served Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent, ,
Short-Term Success
Short-term success is defined by the following projects:
  • Shipment of two containers of Stop Hunger Now meals for school feeding and the medical clinic
  • Provision of 30 boxes of Plumpy-Nut for emergency food supply for the medical clinic
  • Completion of the women's center by adding a floor and windows
  • Provision of sewing machines, hand powered grinders and training materials for the women's center
  • Construction of the school, including all furniture and school supplies
  • Provision of a weekly salary and training for all teachers
  • Development of an agricultural program in the village alongside local and international organizations 
Long-Term Success
Long-term success focuses on sustainable solutions through childhood education, women's development and agricultural education.
 
Education is critical to reducing poverty and inequality. Stop Hunger Now plans to build a school, pay for teacher training, create a school feeding program and provide educational supplies for students and faculty.
 
Prior to the current crisis, a women's center was being built by the government for training and educating the community's women; however, the building was never completed. Education empowers women to make healthy decisions and reduces childhood mortality. Stop Hunger Now is committed to completing the center and providing trained teachers and materials.
 
Through partnerships, Stop Hunger Now will facilitate education and training for farmers to make the best use of the land for crop production. This will create sustainability through local economic growth and less dependence on future nonprofit relief. 
Program Success Monitored By Stop Hunger Now works closely with Dr. Seaman, founding physician of South Sudan Medical Relief and director of the village's primary health care center, and Dr. Ann Evans, a nurse practitioner and public health consultant, to monitor program effectiveness and assess ongoing needs. Current progress has been focused primarily on immediate relief due to the current crisis.
Examples of Program Success
Recent success has been focused on immediate relief efforts and includes completion of the following projects:
  • Single container shipment of meals and medical supplies to support the medical clinic
  • Provision of 30 boxes of Plumpy-Nut for emergency food aid relief
  • Construction of a fence around the medical clinic to prohibit cattle from entering the grounds and creating a space to grow crops
  • Women's center cleanup and roof construction
  • Teacher training
  • Construction of well on school grounds
  • Construction of a temporary school structure with roof
  • Established relationships with NGOs and other organizations to assist with the projects, including agricultural development
Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Mr. Rod Brooks
Term Start July 2006
Experience

Rod Brooks began serving in July 2006 as President & CEO of Stop Hunger Now. In this capacity, he provides leadership and direction toward the achievement of the organization's mission to end world hunger, focusing on service programs, fundraising, financial and administrative management. Rod has spent nearly twenty years working in the nonprofit sector. Prior to directing Stop Hunger Now, Rod worked for sixteen years creating Exploris (now titled Marbles Children's Museum), an interactive museum about the world, ultimately serving as Vice President for Administration.

Rod has been recognized for his leadership of Kids Voting Wake County and received the James S. Bramham Humanitarian Award from NC Partners of the Americas. He received a B.A. in Economics and Spanish from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1989.

Co-CEO/Executive Director
Term Start
Compensation Last Year
Senior Staff
Title Founder and International President
Title Chief Financial Officer
Title Chief Marketing Officer
Title Chief Development Officer
Title Chief Programs Officer
Staff
Paid Full-Time Staff 80
Paid Part-Time Staff 32
Volunteers 87000
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation Yes
Plans & Policies
Organization Has a Fundraising Plan Yes
Organization Has a Strategic Plan Yes
Management Succession Plan Yes
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Board Chair
Board Chair Mr. Jeffrey J. Truitt
Company Affiliation Associate, Smith, Anderson, Blount, Dorsett, Mitchell & Jernigan, LLP
Term Jan 2014 to Dec 2016
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Dr. Leon Abbas Ph.D.Abbas Financial Services
Mr. Kurt Arehart Genworth Financial
Ms. Anne Bander Office of State Controller, NC
Mr. Rod Brooks Stop Hunger Now
Rev. Terry Bryant Ashbury United Methodist Church
Dr. Ray Buchanan Stop Hunger Now
Rev. Pam Carter Haiti Mission Foundation
Ms. Kate Day MetLife-Raleigh
Rabbi Lucy Dinner Temple Beth Or
Mr. Geoff Griffin Wells Fargo Advisors
Ms. Robin M. Hager Hanesbrands, Inc.
Mr. Robert Harris Consultant
Mr. David C. Hood Ernst & Young
Dr. James Kiwanuka-Tondo NC State University
Mr. Mack B. Parker MBA & Associates
Mr. Rajesh Rao IndUShealth, Inc.
Mr. Richard W. Skinner Allscripts
Mr. Jeffrey Truitt Smith, Anderson, Blount, Dorsett, Mitchell & Jerrigan
Ms. Beth Watkins AXA Advisors LLC
Mr. Alan Winchester Self-Employed
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 2
Asian American/Pacific Islander 1
Caucasian 17
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 14
Female 6
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100%
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 6
Financials
Fiscal Year Start Jan 01, 2015
Fiscal Year End Dec 31, 2015
Projected Revenue $30,061,377
Projected Expenses $29,185,178
IRS Letter of Exemption
Foundation Comments
  • FY 2014, 2013, 2012: Financial data reported using national organization's IRS Form 990.
  • Individual revenue line item may include contributions foundations and corporations.
Detailed Financials
 
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201420132012
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$14,181,561$11,656,815$7,090,811
Government Contributions$0$0$0
Federal--$0$0
State--$0$0
Local--$0$0
Unspecified$0$0$0
Individual Contributions--$0$0
$0$0$0
$95,551$108,532$92,305
Investment Income, Net of Losses$516($99)$2,809
Membership Dues$0$0$0
Special Events$0$0$0
Revenue In-Kind$11,097,133$9,143,020$7,708,522
Other$0$0$0
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201420132012
Program Expense$21,240,075$17,898,891$13,867,034
Administration Expense$2,266,475$1,807,175$1,204,412
Fundraising Expense$655,118$556,471$359,336
Payments to Affiliates--$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.051.030.97
Program Expense/Total Expenses88%88%90%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue5%5%5%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201420132012
Total Assets$4,763,033$2,899,900$2,153,678
Current Assets$3,727,720$2,709,949$2,002,750
Long-Term Liabilities$320,082$0$69,254
Current Liabilities$1,511,816$1,181,858$1,012,113
Total Net Assets$2,931,135$1,718,042$1,072,311
Short-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201420132012
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities2.472.291.98
Long-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201420132012
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets7%0%3%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201420132012
Top Funding Source & Dollar Amount --Catholic Relief Services $274,765 --
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount --H. J. Heinz Company Foundation $270,000 --
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount --Individual Donor $205,707 --
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Organization Name Stop Hunger Now
Address 11888 West 91st Street
Overland Park, KS 66214
Primary Phone (316) 841-2629
Contact Email jberk@stophungernow.org
CEO/Executive Director Mr. Rod Brooks
Board Chair Mr. Jeffrey J. Truitt
Board Chair Company Affiliation Associate, Smith, Anderson, Blount, Dorsett, Mitchell & Jernigan, LLP
Year of Incorporation 1998