History and Background
The charity was incorporated in 1966, and registered as a Charity in 1970 by a group of individuals who shared a common interest in relieving human suffering. Over the years, the Charity has sought to give a voice to the poor, and be an advocate to children and families in need worldwide. We are working in new ways through our Feed My People programme, harnessing modern methods of communication to mobilise greater public support for the needs of the poor, especially in Africa and Asia.
Accountability and Standards Compliance
FMP International (registered Charity number 261347) is commited to comply with the standards set out by the Charity Commission and the International humanitarian community. To this end the Charity has adopted financial control, conflict of interest, information and transparency, and data protection policies. It has introduced web-based meetings to update and facilitate the oversight and management of the charity by the trustees. The trustees work with the Charity’s solicitors and the Charity Commision to ensure its actions are appropriate and effective. The Charity is also seeking to adhere to, and implement, international humanitarian standards, for all activities overseas.
How your money is spent
It’s of paramount importance to us that we’re the best possible stewards of the money you provide to help relieve suffering and making hunger history. The Charity is regulated by the Charity Commission, who regulate all of Britain’s charities.
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Our Mission is to relieve human suffering through humanitarian aid programmes, and to establish, support and maintain charitable educational campaigns including, but not limited to, raising awareness of the plight of Third World countries, and providing worldwide relief and development to reduce human suffering as a result of hunger, poverty, disease, war, natural disasters and other circumstances creating human need.
The medium to long-term strategy of Feed My People is to ensure wholeness of the child and to empower sustainable livelihoods in Africa, and the developing world, through the following approaches:
- Capacity building of local staff employed in local NGOs overseas.
- Provision of technical advice, support and training to empower local staff in partner offices overseas.
- Provision of support for staff of local NGOs to engage in strategic partnerships with key relief and development stakeholders overseas.
- Training in all aspects of the project cycle, in order to empower local staff to raise funds locally and to build their skills in project management, from the assessment of projects to the final evaluation at the end of every project.
Feed My People recognises the importance of identifying lessons learnt regularly, to inform future work. Specifically, in all projects overseas, community-based techniques such as evaluations, writing of regular participatory reports, lesson learning, use of logical frameworks and measurement of impact are being introduced to help ensure the future success of Feed My People and to maximise the impact of the project work overseas. Feed My People aims to ensure compliance to international standards (e.g. SPHERE standards) and aims to replicate good practice in the humanitarian industry, in all its projects.
Alongside donations received from the general public, Feed My People is also working to aquire funding from grant making agencies.
Feed My People focuses its work on need and the improvement of the well-being of children, and is open to work with all people, regardless of race, religion, disability, faith or culture.
From 2007-2011 Feed My People (FMP) sponsored 22 feeding centres located strategically all over the Philippines. Hot meals of chicken porridge, meat porridge, chocolate porridge, sandwidches and healthy juice drinks were provided.