There are officially more than 200,000 children living and working on the streets of Indonesia, with the real number estimated to be much higher. It’s common to see children as young as 3-4 walking among traffic, begging from cars at stoplights. Although there is some assistance from the government, it is not enough to cover the cost of basic nutritional food and supplies needed for school, such as school uniform, shoes and books. Most of the children, like Fajar and Rizky, did not choose this life, but are victims of extreme poverty. If they have not been abandoned by parents who can no longer afford to feed them, some children choose not to go to school because they have to work on the streets to help support the family, earning money from jobs such as busking and picking up trash that can be sold. Sometimes these children eat only instant noodles or rice and eggs – meat, milk and fruit are luxury items they cannot afford.

On a Mission to Feed children in Jakarta, Indonesia

Our team operates exclusively from donations from generous people like yourself. Every meal we provide comes from an act of generosity that’s purely voluntary. That’s why your contributions are so important. They are the lifeblood of our ability to help feed Jakarta’s needy children.

Every dollar or pound that you donate goes directly towards the cost of providing nutritious food – just $25 or £20 provides 10 meals for children like Fahmi.

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What We do

Feed the Need Team operates in Jakarta, Indonesia. We're providing meals to poor and orphaned children so they can be nourished and learn while in school.

Who We Are

We are a team of people in the US, UK, and Indonesia working to feed hungry children in Jakarta, Indonesia. We've been working together since 2019.

Our Mission

We are unstoppable in our mission to provide nutritious meals to school children so they can learn and grow into strong members of their community.


We believe that as team we can work together to create something positive, and by creating a project bigger than ourselves, addressing an obvious need and a human need to contribute, help to make the world a better place

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has

Margaret Mead, American cultural anthropologist

MAke an impact where others would overlook

Connect with us and make a real difference to the lives of children in need.

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Why do we serve the kids of Indonesia? What kind of an impact are we making? Find out more about our work.

So far we have
$ 2000

Our Latest Impact

It is now the beginning of April, we would like to share with you the update for 2021 and say thank you to all our team members and volunteers for…
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Distribution of meals has been somewhat limited recently due to the restrictions of Covid. During the last outing to deliver food, our team in Indonesia noticed that worryingly many of…
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