Food for Hungry Minds FAQs

  1. What is Food for Hungry Minds?

    Food for Hungry Minds (HM) provides children from underprivileged families with a holistic education in Grades 4 to 6. Current projects serve Manila and Malolos, Bulacan. Scholarships in High School and College continue to be provided to those who did well in the program and continue to assistance.

    We link local and regional resources to develop high-performance educational interventions for upper elementary grades – giving a community’s poorest children the opportunity to succeed academically, dream of a better life, and serve others.

    As background, Food for Hungry Minds School, Inc. (Hungry Minds) is a DepEd-recognized, non-stock, non-profit organization registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission. It was granted Donee Institution status by the Bureau of Internal Revenue Corporate (BIR) as an accredited NGO of the Philippine Council for NGO Certification (PCNC). Hence, all corporate donations are tax-deductible in the Philippines. In the USA, Food for Hungry Minds is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. All individual and corporate donations are tax-deductible.

  2. What does Food for Hungry Minds do?

    Food for Hungry Minds School offers a holistic, bilingual education for middle school (Grades 4 to 6) to a maximum of 30 scholars per grade level. Aside from the academic program, it provides learners with books and supplies, learning aids, uniforms, transportation to and from their communities to the school, food, medical and dental assistance and support activities like tutorial sessions.

    The total schooling experience will help enable them to break the cycle of poverty, change the trajectory of their lives for the better, and enable them to contribute to their own communities.

  3. Who are the beneficiaries of the Food for Hungry Minds program?

    Our primary beneficiaries are children from poor families in depressed communities of Paco, Pandacan, San Andres, Sta. Ana, and Leveriza in Manila and the resettlement area of Bangkal in Malolos, Bulacan.

  4. Can I apply my child as a student of Food for Hungry Minds?

    Each Food for Hungry Minds student is chosen through a selection process open to all those in the Hungry Minds communities who have completed third grade in public schools.

    It is the organization’s policy to accept only one child per household so more families will have access to the opportunity for a holistic Food for Hungry Minds education.

  5. How much is it to sponsor a child in Food for Hungry Minds?

    For Php 7,950 ($ 160) per month, a child will be sent to Food for Hungry Minds school and will be provided with meals, school supplies, uniforms, medical health care, transportation, and quality Philippine education.

    You may also support the learning of a Hungry Minds child at home by providing meals for Php 1,000 ($ 20) per month . Or, give Php 2,000 ($40) to provide a Hungry Minds child with any of his/her school needs – school supplies, uniform, and other school needs.

    To know more on the donation options, you may check out our donation page: www.foodforhungryminds.org/donate

  6. Why is it expensive to sponsor a child in Food for Hungry Minds?

    Food for Hungry Minds offers its students an opportunity for higher education using the organization’s success ingredients: 1) focus on results; 2) high parent involvement; 3) low teacher/student ratio; 4) teaching team committed to continuous improvement; 5) extended school days; 6) support for basic needs such as food, allowances and medical assistance; and 7) English as a medium of instruction

  7. How can I get involved with Food for Hungry Minds?

    As an individual, you may contribute your time and be a “Kuya” or “Ate” to them:
    • Be a tutor in Math, Science, and English.
    • Share your skills in arts and music.
    • Share stories with them over lunch
    • Conduct yoga, dance or wellness activities online

    Create a buzz about Food for Hungry Minds by liking our Facebook page and share our stories to your friends and family.

    Encourage your friend and employee group to convert your fun-events to a fundraising event such as fun runs, garage sales, and sport events for the benefit of Food for Hungry Minds kids.

    As a corporation*, you may support a group of students an intensive three-year upper elementary education. Corporations may also convert their company events and/or activities to a fundraising event for the benefit of Food for Hungry Minds kids.

    *All Philippine corporate donations are tax-deductible. 

    For more information on how you can help, you may contact Food for Hungry Minds.

  8. How to donate to Food for Hungry Minds?

    You may donate online through our donation page: www.foodforhungryminds.org

    For Cash, Check, and Pledge:
    Account Name: Food for Hungry Minds School, Inc.
    *Please contact us for complete bank details.

    Bank Name: Bank of the Philippine Islands – Ayala/Paseo Branch
    G/F Philamlife Tower, 8767 Paseo de Roxas, Makati City

    For Donations from the United States:
    Food for Hungry Minds
    PO Box 7252
    Minneapolis, MN 55407

    NOTE: Please email us a copy of the deposit slip at info@foodforhungryminds.org for contribution tracking .

  9. Who are the people behind Food for Hungry Minds?

    Food for Hungry Minds School has 13 teachers, two social workers, and administrative staff to support the program.

    The school is being supervised by a school principal. The principal is being supervised by the members of the Board of Trustees, who also provide the policy support and recommendations to improve the school operations.

  10. Where can I get more information?

    You may check our social media pages:
    – Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/foodforhungryminds
    – Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hungrymindsschool/
    – LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/food-for-hungry-minds 
    – Twitter: https://twitter.com/fhmsphilippines

    Food for Hungry Minds PHILIPPINE Office :
    2nd and 3rd floors New Form Realty Building, 1924 Taft Avenue corner Bernabe Street, Pasay City 1300

    For Hungry Minds US Office, you may send your donations and letters to

    Food for Hungry Minds
    PO Box 7252
    Minneapolis, MN 55407

    You may email us at: info@foodforhungryminds.org