Food for Hungry Minds FAQs

  1. What is Food for Hungry Minds?

    Food for Hungry Minds was organized in 2003 to respond to the need of providing access to high-quality education for less fortunate children worldwide. The first Food for Hungry Minds school opened in June of 2004, serving children from the Paco and Pandacan areas of Metro Manila. Today, Food for Hungry Minds has two schools – in Makati and in Malolos, Bulacan, a rural province north of Manila.

  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. A critical component in student academic achievement is a commitment to meeting the children’s basic needs, aside from providing quality Philippine education.

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

    Food for Hungry Minds provides assistance to Grade 4 to Grade 6 students from poor families in depressed areas of Manila and Bulacan. Graduates also may be considered for assistance in higher education.

  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 community who have completed third grade.

    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 8,500 ($ 170) 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 by providing two meals (breakfast and lunch) in school for Php 50 ($ 1) per day. Or, give Php 250 ($5) to provide a Hungry Minds child with any of his/her school needs – school supplies, uniform, shoes and school bag.

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

  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 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
    • Accompany them on special educational activities such as field trips

    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.

    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 Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/foodforhungryminds

    You can also visit our office at 2nd and 3rd floors New Form Realty Building, 1924 Taft Avenue corner Bernabe Street, Pasay City 1300

    You may email us at: info@foodforhungryminds.org
    Or contact us at: (632) 794 34 61 / 744 62 71 or (612) 460-8088