Our supporters demand and deserve accountability, and I am very pleased that we are recognized for consistently providing it.
Raleigh, North Carolina (PRWEB) March 18, 2015
Charity Navigator, America's largest and most-utilized independent evaluator of charities, has awarded Stop Hunger Now the prestigious 4-star rating for good governance, sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency.
"We are honored to receive Charity Navigator’s highest rating,” said Rod Brooks, Stop Hunger Now President and CEO. “This designation reflects our sound financial management and our commitment to transparency and accountability as we pursue our mission to end hunger in our lifetime."
Charity Navigator works to help charitable givers make intelligent giving decisions by providing information on more than five thousand charities nationwide and by evaluating their financial health. It calculates each charity’s score based upon several broad criteria, including how much is spent per dollar raised, what percentage of funds goes to programs vs. administrative and fundraising expenses, and the organization’s long-term financial health. It then assigns a rating from one to four stars, with four being the best rating.
“This high rating coupled with Stop Hunger Now’s increasing impact highlights our focus on good stewardship of charitable contributions and maintaining the public trust,” says Jeff Truitt, Chair of Stop Hunger Now’s Board of Directors. “Our supporters demand and deserve accountability, and I am very pleased that we are recognized for consistently providing it.”
For 17 years, Stop Hunger Now has been creating a movement to end hunger. More than 180,000,000 meals have been packaged and distributed along with other aid to 65 countries impacting hundred of thousands of lives. The organization is driven by a mission to end hunger in our lifetime by providing food and life-changing aid to the world's most vulnerable and by creating a global commitment to mobilize the necessary resources.
The Stop Hunger Now meal packaging program was created to give dedicated individuals the opportunity to participate in a hands-on international hunger relief program and to become educated, engaged advocates for the world’s poor and hungry. In 2014, Stop Hunger Now and its global affiliates packaged 50.6 million meals.
In its efforts to respond to emergency needs around the world, Stop Hunger Now receives and distributes significant donations of in-kind aid. These donations of large quantities of food, medicines, medical supplies and other such items are of use in fighting hunger and providing relief in a crisis. For more information visit http://www.stophungernow.org.