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FAQs

1. Does it really cost just £1 per meal?


2. Which countries do you feed in?


3. What food do you provide?


4. Who do you feed?


5. Do you provide meals or food packs?


6. When is food distributed?


7. Why don’t you feed the needy in the UK?


8. Do you work with other organisations?


9. Why should I Gift Aid my donation?


10. I can no longer afford the monthly payment. What can I do?


11. Is my payment secure?

 

12. Can I make a regular payment?

 

 

1. Does it really cost just £1 per meal?

Yes! We carefully source nutritious food that offers the best value for money and work closely with our teams on the ground to utilise local providers, which goes a long way towards keeping costs to a minimum.


2. Which countries do you feed in?

Feed Our World is a truly global campaign and provides nutritious meals in:

Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Kashmir, Kenya, Mali, Mauritania, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palestine, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania and Yemen.

 

3. What food do you provide?

The food we provide in each country is carefully selected by our teams on the ground to meet cultural or traditional norms and customs and preferences and to ensure it is fresh, seasonal and locally produced. We pride ourselves on providing quality, nutritious meals.


4. Who do you feed?

We feed some of the world’s poorest and most needy people. Our programme focuses on getting life-saving meals and food packs to those who are most vulnerable, particularly orphans, widows and the elderly. Our delivery teams on the ground know their communities well and can make sure that this vital aid gets to people who need it the most. All this means the food we deliver has a big impact and makes a meaningful difference to many lives.


5. Do you provide meals or food packs?

Both! We either prepare meals and host mass feedings or distribute food packs, depending on the requirements of the people we are helping and the situation on the ground. 


6. When is food distributed?

Feed Our World is a year-round campaign, with extra feedings or food distributions taking place at key religious times and in response to emergency situations.


7. Why don’t you feed the needy in the UK?

We do! Our dedicated programme for helping the poor and needy in the UK is called Love Thy Neighbour


8. Do you work with other organisations?

Feed Our World is a flagship Penny Appeal project and we lead every aspect of its organisation and delivery. But we know that by working together with other leading charities and organisations we can do even more to help the poor and needy around the world. This is why we have several partners in the UK and overseas who we co-ordinate with on Feed Our World. Uniting with leading charities is a key aim and allows us to benefit from economies of scale, provide aid in harder-to-reach areas, and help even more people. Please see our Partners page for the full list of leading organisations we work with.


9. Why should I Gift Aid my donation?

It really helps us if you can Gift Aid your sponsorship or donation – it increases the value of your donation by 25%.If you are a UK taxpayer, selecting to 'Gift Aid' your donation (either by checking the box online or ticking the box on a paper donation form) will make it worth more to us at no extra cost to you.

 

In order for Penny Appeal to reclaim the tax you have paid on your donations, you must have paid income or capital gains tax (in the UK) equal to the tax that will be claimed by all the charities that you donate to (currently 25p for every £1 you give) in the same tax year. 


The tax reclaimed will be used to help fund the administration costs of the charity so more of your actual donation can go directly to those in need. 


Gift Aid can be added to your donation if you are donating your own money. We regret that Gift Aid cannot be reclaimed if you are paying donations you collected from others, even if everyone was a UK taxpayer. Neither can it be reclaimed on donations made by companies. Other taxes such as VAT and Council Tax do not qualify. Gift Aid can not be claimed on payments for any ticketed events.


Please notify us if you are no longer eligible, wish to cancel this declaration, change your name or home address or if you no longer pay sufficient tax on your income and / or capital gains. 


By ticking the box you agree that you are eligible to claim Gift Aid as explained above and that we can treat this donation, any donations made in the last 4 years and future donations as Gift Aid and that  you understand that if you pay less Income Tax and / or Capital Gains Tax than the amount of Gift Aid claimed on all your donations in that tax year it is your responsibility to pay any difference.

 

10. I can no longer afford the monthly payment. What can I do?

Please get in touch with us before cancelling your monthly payment as we could reduce the amount so that you can still help us provide life-saving aid. It also helps if you tell us first so that we can update our records.


11. Is my payment secure?

A. We only use secure systems with banking standard safety features to make sure that your payment and financial data cannot be compromised. All online payments are securely processed via KeyIVR Ltd, PayPal or SmartDebit and no financial data is retained on our servers.

 

12. Can I make a regular payment?

Yes, small payments made regularly can make a big difference – this is the Penny Appeal way.You can set up an affordable monthly Direct Debit and provide nutritious meals every month.Automatic, monthly payments are the most efficient way to support Penny Appeal  as they reduce the cost of administration. Regular commitments allow us to plan ahead and ensure we have a reliable source of income to provide aid. 

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