Children are the most vulnerable when violence, famine, or disaster strikes. But you can be there for them with your additional pledge of $7 per month!
Bring Hope in Disaster
Time is of the essence when disaster strikes a community. You can bring hope to the hard places in times of disaster by adding a gift below to provide support immediately through Food for the Hungry’s dedicated emergency teams.
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I authorize Food for the Hungry (FH) to update the amount of the recurring electronic fund transfers (debits) from my account at the bank or financial institution currently on record and to initiate deposits (credits) for any withdrawals made in error. This authorization to debit or credit my bank account shall be the same as if I had personally signed a check or authorization to FH. This authorization is to remain in full force and effect until FH has received written or verbal notification from me of termination and FH has had a reasonable opportunity to act on it. To cancel service, please call FH at 1-866-307-3259 (toll free).
By making this change, I authorize Food for the Hungry to begin charging this new Credit Card or Bank Account each month until I notify Food for the Hungry otherwise.
Senior Director of Measurement, Learning, and Evaluation
Ryan Smedes is the Senior Director of Measurement, Learning, and Evaluation at Food for the Hungry (FH) and serves out of a satellite office in Washington.
Ryan has served in various roles at FH over the years, taking a few breaks to attend graduate school and work in a partner organization to implement and test rural savings associations. Prior to joining FH, he supported the operations of a shelter for homeless families.
Ryan earned two bachelor’s degrees in Environmental Studies and Religion from the Pacific Lutheran University. He also earned a master’s degree in Public Administration, focusing on International Development Policy and Management, from the University of Washington.
He currently lives in Washington with his wife Angela and their three children.