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
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
We are securing 9,467 families and transforming 34,105 lives.
Since June 2020, Feed Back is in
Rural partners secured 76% of at risk families and exchanged 309 tons (280,524 kilos) of vegetables,
worth $156K once a week in just 8-12 weeks. This is already 1.4x return* what the communities’ invest.
In those 8 weeks, families bring home 5.9 kilos of food, over 20 kinds of vegetable. This along with the food secured directly from their backyards creates a total meal value of $1,387,008*, or a 5x total return* for ARK and our community partners.
As of Aug 11 (10am PHT)
*to be updated
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.
You Can Transform a Million Lives
In the next 3 years, ARK dreams to:
Share Feed Back
throughout the Philippines, partnering with 150 communities who will inspire others to be food secure and self sustaining.
Create a Toolkit
allowing any community worldwide to use Feed Back on its own.
Upskill Feed Back Graduates
and connect them to markets so they can grow ventures on their own or with ARK.
Track Long-Term Impact
of the program and its net positive contribution to society and the environment.
You Can Invest Now &
Change the Future
Solve for food security for an entire municipality
Bring food security & new industry to an entire province
Scale the solution throughout the Philippines and beyond
Create food ventures where farmers/fisherfolk are stakeholders
Set longitudinal study & lead sustainable development
Aurelio B. Montinola, Sr. Foundation
With ARK, you will lead at the edge of social impact...
Year 2 Cohort
Facebook Community Accelerator Program
Year 11 Cohort
...and you will change the world
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.