The Almost Unbelievable Story of Our Beginning  – We are unlike any other nonprofit you have ever met because of our award-winning founders, Floyd Hammer and Kathy Hamilton.

Successful entrepreneurs who started the first plastics recycling plant in America, they, like you, understand how business works. They could have retired to a life of luxury after the company went public, but after witnessing children dying in East Africa of hunger, they founded The Outreach Program in 2004 to make a difference in their lives.

Our story began in the drought-stricken rural village of Nkungi, Tanzania, where starving families needed food. Floyd and Kathy understood that those hardworking people were not looking for a hand-out. They began to barter grain in trade for hand-woven grass baskets made by the women of the village. The Hammers continued to purchase baskets so the women could buy food for their families. Since 2004, Outreach has purchased more than 60,000 baskets from the women of that area in direct trade.

We Understand Business – Our founders and our leadership is comprised of entrepreneurs who, at the end of the day, understand the bottom line.

We Have Proven Success of Social Impact – Since 2004, our efforts to provide safe water, food, medical care and education to those in need both at home and abroad, have helped companies like yours feed people locally and transform villages globally.

White House Honor Presidents Barack Obama and George H.W. Bush invited Floyd and Kathy to the White House for a special ceremony at which they were given the 5,000th Points of Light Award.

You can trust us!




Email: CSR@outreachprogram.org