Thank you for your interest in setting up a Kids Against Hunger food packaging satellite and for your commitment to ending child malnutrition and starvation. Establishing a Kids Against Hunger satellite is a significant commitment because each new satellite becomes part of a national packaging network whose collective work feeds millions of children and their families.
How Does a Satellite Work?
Kids Against Hunger performs its mission through a network of food packaging “satellite” operations that extends across the U.S. and Canada. This network includes more than 70 locations across the U.S. and Canada. Satellites are nonprofit organizations affiliated with Kids Against Hunger that package the proprietary Kids Against Hunger formulated food for the malnourished and starving children of the world.
A satellite must have a facility in which it can set up its manual packaging equipment and store supplies and the packaged food. The actual food packaging is done by volunteers; consequently the satellite needs the ability to attract, schedule, and supervise volunteer food packagers. In order for a satellite to be successful long-term, a strong team of leaders is needed, and the satellite must have the ability to raise funds to cover program costs on an ongoing basis.
This is a decentralized and highly entrepreneurial organization. The majority of satellite locations operate under their own 501(c)(3) nonprofit status. Each satellite signs a licensing agreement with the Kids Against Hunger Headquarters office in Omaha (NE). We require some reporting, but this also governs product content and quality, as well as adherence to best practices. This model has allowed our program to reach into smaller communities and to develop new and innovative ways to engage people in more communities. We have also been able to establish relationships with organizations such as Kiwanis and Rotary, and many churches of widely varying denominations and faiths.
In 2011 alone, and through the efforts of 200,367 volunteers, over 40 million meals have been provided for those in need around the world. Since its inception in 1999, Kids Against Hunger has packaged a total of 242.6 million meals to starving children and families “around the world and around the corner”.
To help you make your decision, we have compiled the answers to the most frequently asked questions about becoming a Kids Against Hunger satellite:
If, after reviewing these files, you have additional questions or are confident that you are ready to proceed with the next step towards setting up your own satellite, please contact the Kids Against Hunger Headquarters (email | 866.654.0202).
Or Email our Director of Development: Stephen McBee