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Feed The Children and World Neighbors Unite

World Neighbors to become a subsidiary of Feed The Children, Inc.

OKLAHOMA CITY, February 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Feed The Children and World Neighbors announced today that as of March 1, 2013 World Neighbors will become a subsidiary of Feed The Children, Inc. The two Oklahoma City based nonprofits will join forces as strategic partners to better serve those in need worldwide.

“We are extremely excited about this union,” said Kevin Hagan, president and chief executive officer of Feed The Children. “This collaboration will expand both organizations’ reach and capabilities to better provide emergency relief and long-term solutions for impoverished communities both internationally and domestically.”

World Neighbors will continue to operate under the same capacity, offering the same integrated programs, while Feed The Children will assume the responsibilities for all administrative support functions, including HR, finance, IT, marketing and communications. Using its successfully proven international development methodologies, World Neighbors will train the combined organizations’ international staff of more than 750 to better build self-sufficient communities across the globe.

“This partnership allows World Neighbors to unite with one of the largest international charities, providing greater opportunity to expand our methodologies and further transform communities,” said Melanie Macdonald, president and chief executive officer for World Neighbors. “As two of the leading international nonprofits with nearly 100 years of combined international relief and development experience, this union is a significant step forward in the longstanding battle against hunger, poverty and disease around the world.”

About Feed The Children
Founded in 1979, Feed The Children’s mission is to provide hope and resources for those without life’s essentials. A BBB Wise Giving Alliance accredited charity, Feed The Children is one of the largest charities based in the U.S., providing more than 350,000 children around the world with a nourishing meal every day. Here in the U.S., nearly 10 million people receive assistance each year from food and supplies distributed through over 1,200 local partner agencies. For more information, visit www.feedthechildren.org.

About World Neighbors, a subsidiary of Feed The Children, Inc.
World Neighbors, a subsidiary of Feed The Children, Inc., works to provide long-term solutions for those struggling to survive in some of the poorest places on earth. With a focus on sustainability rather than short-term aid, World Neighbors helps to bring about permanent change by working alongside villagers, assisting them to identify and solve their own problems. Currently, World Neighbors reaches over half a million people in 11 countries. Since 1951, World Neighbors has transformed the lives of 26 million people in 45 countries. To make a difference, visit www.wn.org.