Feed The Children and World Neighbors announced Tuesday that, as of March 1, World Neighbors will become a subsidiary of Feed The Children, Inc. The two Oklahoma City-based nonprofits will join forces as strategic partners to better serve those in need worldwide.
“We are extremely excited about this union,” said Kevin Hagan, president and chief executive officer of Feed The Children. “This collaboration will expand both organizations’ reach and capabilities to better provide emergency relief and long-term solutions for impoverished communities both internationally and domestically.”
World Neighbors will continue to operate under the same capacity, offering the same integrated programs, while Feed The Children will assume the responsibilities for all administrative support functions, including HR, finance, IT, marketing and communications. World Neighbors will train the combined organizations’ international staff of more than 750 to better build self-sufficient communities across the globe.
“This partnership allows World Neighbors to unite with one of the largest international charities, providing greater opportunity to expand our methodologies and further transform communities,” said Erin Engelke, vice president of marketing and communications for World Neighbors. “As two of the leading international nonprofits with nearly 100 years of combined international relief and development experience, this union is a significant step forward in the longstanding battle against hunger, poverty and disease around the world.”