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International : Development and Relief Services

Food for the Hungry

Ending Poverty, Together

four stars


1224 East Washington Street Phoenix, AZ 85034
tel: (800) 248-6437   Web Site
EIN: 95-2680390

Board Leadership
Larry Jones

Ed Hatch
Interim CEO/COO

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-09 09/03/2019 90.18 four stars
2017-09 09/01/2018 88.37 three stars
2016-09 12/01/2017 88.62 three stars
2015-09 11/01/2016 81.72 three stars
2014-09 06/07/2016 85.09 three stars
CN 2.0
2014-09 11/01/2015 85.95 three stars
2013-09 12/01/2014 82.27 three stars
2011-09 05/01/2014 84.11 three stars
2011-09 05/01/2014 84.11 three stars
2009-09 09/11/2012 --Donor Advisory

Prior to 9/1/2016, Charity Navigator issued Advisories under the name CN Watchlist and Donor Advisory. For more information on the CN Advisory system click here. This charity was issued a DA.

This donor advisory was published on Tuesday, September 11, 2012

In accordance with our policy for removing Donor Advisories, Charity Navigator removed the Donor Advisory for the Food for the Hungry on May 1, 2014 because the Donor Advisory had been in place for more than a year (since September 2012) and because the issue that prompted the Donor Advisory has been resolved. Specifically:

  • The charity provided Charity Navigator with documentation from the IRS which indicated that the investigation was completed and that the IRS accepted Food for the Hungry's tax return for the period ending 9/30/2008 as originally filed.
  • Food for the Hungry confirmed that it was never fined by the IRS.

Charity Navigator had published a Donor Advisory for this charity because we became aware of the following information in connection with this charity:

  • The Internal Revenue Service audited Food for the Hungry to determine whether it reported the correct value of certain medicines that it distributed in 2007 and 2008. The IRS was concerned that Food for the Hungry may have reported a value higher than the fair market value.  You can view a copy of the letter from the IRS to Food for the Hungry here.
  • Food for the Hungry stated that it “relied on industry standard practices to determine the value, and its valuation method was approved by its independent auditors.”
  • Food for the Hungry stated that it provided the IRS with detailed records of its valuation method and that “The IRS has not determined that Food for the Hungry reported any incorrect values, nor has it assessed any fines or penalties against Food for the Hungry in connection with the audit, which has not been concluded.”
2009-09 10/01/2011 96.10 four stars
2009-09 09/20/2011 93.70 four stars
CN 1.0
2009-09 02/01/2011 94.49 four stars
2008-09 09/01/2009 94.24 four stars
2007-09 08/01/2008 83.08 three stars
2006-09 07/01/2007 73.46 two stars
2005-09 07/01/2006 71.34 two stars
2004-09 07/01/2005 91.79 four stars
2003-09 08/01/2004 91.75 four stars
2002-09 06/09/2003 91.73 four stars

Charity Contact Info

Food for the Hungry
1224 East Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ 85034
tel: (800) 248-6437
fax: (480) 889-5401
EIN: 95-2680390

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Board Leadership

Larry Jones


Ed Hatch
Interim CEO/COO

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