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ARK Feed Back participant in her backyard garden smiling and gazing in the distance

Be a Future Maker
Transform a Million Lives 

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Hunger is a big & chronic problem

2 billion people around the world go hungry each year — many for an entire season.​ 

The most food insecure are small farmers & fisherfolk

the bedrock of food supply across the developing world.

The pandemic made this crisis urgent

In the Philippines, 59 million Filipinos were food insecure before the pandemic.

During the pandemic, families went days without food and rotated among themselves who was going to eat and who was going to skip.

The consequences are irreversible

Hunger when experienced under the age of 5 makes kids stunted and challenged in school. It makes them vulnerable to chronic diseases when they grow up. It limits dreams and the possibilities for change for a whole generation.

​1 The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2020 Report of FAO, IFAD, UNICEF, WFP and WHO

2 Integrated Food Security Phase Classification. Report - Philippines: Chronic Food Insecurity Situation 2015-2020
3 The State of Food  Security and Nutrition in the World 2020 Report of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization

ARK Feed Back participant by her window and container garden

With Feed Back, families solve hunger in 5 weeks

Source food in their backyards

Generate excess food to supply their village

Have new, sustainable income

Are happy and invest in each other

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We are securing 19,000 families and transforming 138,000 lives.

Since June 2020, Feed Back is in

8

provinces

with

61

communities implemented

16

ongoing

Rural partners secured 82% of at risk families and exchanged 561 tons (508,400  kilos) of vegetables,

worth $248k once a week in just 8-12 weeks. This is already 1.6x return* what the communities’ invest.

In those 8 weeks, families bring home 5.8 kilos of food, over 20 kinds of vegetable. This along with the food secured directly from their backyards creates a total meal value of $6,934,705, or a 9x total return for ARK and our community partners.

As of Aug 22, 2023 (12:00am EST)

*to be confirmed

Graduated communities continue to be food secure and grow their ventures

Story from Traciano

One year after graduating from Feed Back, 94% of participants still harvest from their backyards. Not only have they NOT gone hungry for a second year in a row, nearly two-thirds now get 25% of their annual income from their vegetable ventures.

ARK Feed Back participant from Traciano with her harvest

You Can Transform a Million Lives

In the next 3 years, ARK dreams to:

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Share Feed Back

throughout the Philippines, partnering with 150 communities who will inspire others to be food secure and self sustaining.

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Create a Toolkit

allowing any community worldwide to use Feed Back on its own.

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Upskill Feed Back Graduates

and connect them to markets so they can grow ventures on their own or with ARK.

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Track Long-Term Impact

of the program and its net positive contribution to society and the environment.

Piles of vegetables brought to ARK Feed Back exchange

Make a one-time Investment

Solve hunger at a cost of $19/person

Game changer

$25,000

Secure food, health, + new industry for 1 community via Feed Back+

300 families 
1,200 lives

Future Maker

$100,000

Be 1 of 3 Anchors to bring
Feed Back+ to a new province
(min 4 communities/anchor)

1,200 families
4,800 lives

Legend

$350,000

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Customized Feed Back to advance your company’s ESG goals on food security, new income creation, gender empowerment, climate.

(min 8 communities)

Global Partners

Philippine Partners

Fraternal Order

of Eagles

Manila

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Aurelio B. Montinola, Sr. Foundation

With ARK, you will lead at the edge of social impact...

Networks

Awards

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Year 2 Cohort

Facebook Community Accelerator Program

Year 11 Cohort

Strategy Challenge

1st place

Youth4Asia
Solutions Search

Finalist

Equator Prize

...and you will change the world

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Feed Back is one of only 2 food security programs endorsed by the government and private sector

The only one that is sustainable!

In addition to our experienced and committed board of directors, you will be among the largest and most influential corporations and foundation partners globally and in the Philippines.

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