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Ope r a t i onBl e s s i ng( OB) , a5 0 1 ( c ) ( 3 )huma ni t a r i a nr e l i e for ga ni z a t i onwa sf ounde di n1 9 7 8 . TheHunge rSt r i ke

For c e , OB’ sdome s t i cf ooddi s t r i but i onpr ogr a m be ga nope r a t i onsi n1 9 9 2wi t ht hel a unc hi ngofi t sf l e e tof

t r a c t ort r a i l e r swhi c hde l i ve r sdona t e df ooda ndr e l i e fs uppl i e st oc ommuni t yor ga ni z a t i onsa c r os sAme r i c a .

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Oneoft hel a r ge s tc ha r i t i e si nAme r i c a , Ope r a t i onBl e s s i ngi swor ki ngi n2 3c ount r i e sa r oundt hewor l dona

da i l yba s i s . Cur r e nt l y , For be sr a nksOBa soneofi t s“ 1 0 0La r ge s tCha r i t i e s , ”wi t ha ne f f i c i e nc yr a t i ngof9 9 %. Dur i ngi t s3 6ye a r sofe xi s t e nc e , OBha st ouc he dt hel i ve sofmor et ha n2 5 5mi l l i onpe opl ei nmor et ha n1 0 5 c ount r i e sa nd5 0s t a t e s , pr ovi di nggoodsa nds e r vi c e sva l ue da tove r$ 3 . 3bi l l i ont oda t e .

S t r a t e g i cf o c u s Ope r a t i onBl e s s i ngt a r ge t sne e dsi nt he f ol l owi nga r e a s :

•Hunge rRe l i e f •Me di c a l Ai d

•Di s a s t e rRe l i e f •Sa f eWa t e r

•Or pha nsa ndVul ne r a bl eChi l dr e n

Wea r et h ev o i c ef o rt h e h u n g r y , t h es i c ka n dt h e o p p r e s s e d . wes h a r et h e i r n e e d s , o f f e r i n gy o ut h ec h a n c e t oj o i nu sa n dma k e ad i f f e r e n c e .

i n d e p e n d e n t a u d i t i n g

Ope r a t i onBl e s s i ngi sa udi t e da nnua l l ybyt hei nde pe nde nta udi t i ngf i r m KPMGLLP .

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h u n g e rs t r i k e f o r c e O u ro b j e c t i v e : Me e t i n gT h e N e e d s O f t h e h u n g r y Wi t haf l e e tof4 8 ’ a nd5 3 ’ dr ya ndr e f r i ge r a t e dt r a c t ort r a i l e r s , Ope r a t i onBl e s s i ng‘ sHunge rSt r i ke For c e( HSF)pi c ksupdona t e df ooda ndr e l i e fs uppl i e sf r om di s t r i but i onc e nt e r sa ndc ompa ny wa r e hous e sa c r os sAme r i c a , de l i ve r i ngvi t a lr e s our c e st ot hehungr y .

OBa c t sa sa“ 3 PLwi t hapur pos e ”a ndweha veas t r ongc ommi t me ntt oourc or por a t epa r t ne r st o i mpa c tc ommuni t i e sa c r os sAme r i c awi t ht he i rdona t i onsoff ooda ndr e l i e fs uppl i e s .

Dona t e dpr oduc t sa r et r a ns por t e dt oOBdi s t r i but i onc e nt e r swhe r et het r uc kl oa dsa r er e c onf i gur e d i nor de rt ode l i ve raba l a nc e da s s or t me ntofa i dt ot hos ewhone e di tt hemos t .

H u n g e rS t r i k e F o r c e H i g h l i g h t s TheHSFpi c ksupa nddi s t r i but e sa na ve r a geof1 0 0mi l l i on poundsofdona t e dpr oduc ta nnua l l y .

OB’ sHunge rSt r i keFor c eha sde l i ve r e dmor et ha n

E a c ht r u c k l o a do fd o n a t e d f o o ds u p p l e me n t s2 2 , 0 0 0 me a l sf o rme n , wo me na n d c h i l d r e ns t r u g g l i n g t h r o u g hf o o di n s e c u r i t y

1 . 2bi l l i onpoundsoff ooda ndr e l i e fs uppl i e ss i nc e1 9 9 2 . TheHSFf l e e toft r a c t ort r a i l e r st r a ns por t sawe e kl ya ve r a geof1 . 3mi l l i onpoundsofdona t e d s uppl i e st oane t wor kof8 0c ommuni t yi mpa c ta ge nc i e s . Thepr oduc ti st he ndi s t r i but e dt o a ppr oxi ma t e l y5 , 4 0 0l oc a lf oodpa nt r i e sa ndhunge rr e l i e fa ge nc i e sna t i onwi de .

TheHSFa l s owor ksi npa r t ne r s hi pwi t hOB’ sMe di c a la ndDi s a s t e rRe l i e fTe a mst oe xpe r t l ya nd e f f i c i e nt l ys uppl yr e s our c e st ot hes i c ka ndt hos ei mpa c t e dbydi s a s t e r s .

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c o mmu n i t yf o o d d i s t r i b u t i o ne v e n t s Si nc e1 9 9 8 , Ope r a t i onBl e s s i ngha shos t e dc ommuni t yf ooddi s t r i but i one ve nt s , pr ovi di nga

s i ngl e da ys na ps hotoft heongoi ngwor koft heHunge rSt r i keFor c e . Si nc ei nc e pt i on, t he s ef l a gs hi p e ve nt sha vehe l pe dt hous a ndsoff a mi l i e sa c r os sAme r i c a .  

The s ec ommuni t ypr ogr a msa r epos s i bl ebe c a us eoft hege ne r os i t yofOpe r a t i onBl e s s i ng' sc or por a t e donor s . Wor ki ngha ndi nha ndwi t hourHunge rSt r i keFor c et e a m, t he s ec ompa ni e ss ha r et he i r

bount yoft hef ooda ndr e l i e fs uppl i e sne e de df ore a c he ve nt . Wei nvi t eyout opa r t ne rwi t husby dona t i ngpr oduc ta nd/orbyj oi ni ngusa ta ne ve ntt os e ef i r s t ha ndhow Ope r a t i onBl e s s i ngi s f i ght i nghunge ronef a mi l ya tat i me .  

c o mmu n i t yd i s t r i b u t i o n OBs e r ve ss t r uggl i ngc ommuni t i e sa c r os st hec ount r y , a c t i nga st hec ondui twhi c h c onne c t sa va i l a bl er e s our c e sdi r e c t l yt ot hos ei nne e d. Fa mi l i e sr e c e i vef ooda ndr e l i e fi t e ms , s uc ha sc a nne dve ggi e s , f r e s hpr oduc e , s oups , pa s t aa ndot he ri t e ms , whi c hf i l lt he i rc upboa r dsa ndwa r mt he i rhe a r t s . OB’ st e a m wor kswi t hl oc a lbus i ne s s e st oor ga ni z et he s ei mpa c t f ulc ommuni t ye ve nt s i ns uppor toft he i rc or por a t es oc i a lr e s pons i bi l i t yobj e c t i ve s .

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S T A G E1 : A C C E P T A N C E

Whe nyourdona t i onof f e r i sa c c e pt e d, t hepr oduc t i nf or ma t i onwi l lbee nt e r e di nt o ourOBda t a ba s ea ndadoc ume nt wi l lbege ne r a t e dwi t ha n a s s i gne dor de rnumbe r .

T A G E4 : d e l i v e r yo f p r o d u c t S T A G E3 : p i c k i n gu py o u rp r o d u c t S Weha veaf l e e tof4 8 ’ a nd5 3 ’ dr y a ndr e f r i ge r a t e dt r a c t ort r a i l e r s whi c ht r a ve l smi l l i onsofmi l e s e a c hye a rpi c ki ngupdona t e d pr oduc t . Al ldona t i onspi c ke dup byOBa r ea tnoc ha r get oyour c ompa ny . Ourdr i ve r s , whoa r e OBe mpl oye e s , a r et hebe s ti nt he i ndus t r ya ndt a kepr i dei ns e r vi ng wi t he x c e l l e nc e .

S T A G E6 : t r a c k i n g&r e p o r t i n g

OurHunge rSt r i keFor c et r uc ks a r edi s pa t c he dt ot r a ns por tyour dona t i onst oc ommuni t i e sa c r os s t hec ount r y . OBha sana t i ona l ne t wor kofc ommuni t yi mpa c t a ge nc i e sr e a dyt ode l i ve ryour pr oduc tdi r e c t l yt ot hos ei nne e d.

Wea r ea5 0 1 ( c ) ( 3 )nonpr of i twi t ht hehi ghe s ts t a nda r ds f ort r a c ki nga ndr e por t i ngyourdona t i ons . Fore a c h dona t i onr e c e i ve dbyourne t wor kofr e c i pi e nt a ge nc i e s , OBr e qui r e sade t a i l e ddi s t r i but i onr e por t hi ghl i ght i ngpr oduc tpl a c e me nti nt hec ommuni t i e s be i ngs e r ve d.

S T A G E2 : c o mmu n i c a t i o n

OB’ sdi s pa t c ht e a m wi l lma ke c ont a c twi t hyourf a c i l i t yt o s c he dul ea na ppoi nt me ntf or pr oduc tpi c kup. Onc et he a ppoi nt me nti sma de , yourpe r s ona l OBr e pr e s e nt a t i vewi l lbea bl et o t r a c kt hes t a t usofyourdona t i on.

S T A G E5 : i mp a c t

Onc edi s t r i but e d, yourpr oduc twi l l f e e dhungr yf a mi l i e sa ndhe l pt he m ma kee ndsme e t . Forma nyf a mi l i e s , t hef oodt he yr e c e i vef r om t he Hunge rSt r i keFor c ei sa l lt he yha ve t opr ovi det he m wi t hnut r i t i on. Ea c ht r uc kl oa dofdona t e df ood s uppl e me nt supt o2 2 , 0 0 0me a l sf or t hepe opl ewes e r ve .

S T A G E7 : f e e d b a c k&p e r s o n a l c o n n e c t i v i t y

Yourpe r s ona lOBr e pr e s e nt a t i vei sa va i l a bl et o a ns we ryourque s t i onsa ndwi l lpr ovi def e e dba c k a boutyourpr oduc t . Ra ngi ngf r om pr oduc tphot os t or e c i pi e nts t or i e s , wehopet hi sf e e dba c k e ne r gi z e syoua ndyouror ga ni z a t i ont oc ont i nue pa r t ne r i ngwi t husi nt hef i ghta ga i ns thunge r .


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