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Change This World

EXECUTIVE: Marcus Mennenga, executive director

FOUNDED: 2009

LOCATION: Orlando

WEBSITE: ChangeThisWorld.com

 

Change This World was founded in 2009 with the realization that food changes everything.

The organization provides meals to children and families in developing countries as a tool to bring hope and change lives. The goal is to reach young people before they need to be rescued – providing them with education, training, and an opportunity to break the cycle of hopelessness and poverty. These meals equal hope for communities around the corner and around the world.

Volunteers from businesses, schools, churches and various other groups join together to package nutritionally balanced meals (at a cost of 25 cents per meal) in a fun, team-building environment. Change This World has facilitated the packaging of over 10 million meals, providing more than 13,000 children and families with a daily meal each year. Its primary feeding programs are in Honduras, East Africa and Haiti.

Team building groups love seeing the double impact the most – the incredible impact made on the volunteers who package the meals while knowing the obvious impact that will transpire to the children and families receiving the meals.

Since its inception, Change This World has used 100 percent of public donations to fund the meal programs while raising private funds to provide for the minimal overhead costs of running the organization.

 

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