mission & vision

No need is too small and no voice is too quiet to be heard. We will devote the time and energy necessary to educate, advocate and feed.


More than 7,500 people volunteer for us each year and make the difference in the lives of thousands. Find out how to become our partner.

recent programs

Our PIF outreach program in Los Angles recently got the attention of national media. Learn more about this page-turner.

Pay it Forward is an expression for describing the beneficiary of a good deed repaying it to others instead of to the original benefactor.

Pay it Forward;
1. respond to a person’s kindness to oneself by being kind to someone else.
“I will take the support I have had and try to pay it forward whenever I can

Pay it Forward is an idiomatic phrase which means that if something good happens to a person he turns around and does good for someone else. The idea here is that instead of paying back to the person, who has helped you, the good deed is passed forward to someone else.Pay it Forwardis an altruistic concept which can be started anywhere to sustain a healthy and beneficial practice to mankind.

What does “Pay it Forward” entail?

The concept ofPay it Forward should be undertaken with a selfless spirit. Basically when a person is doing a kind deed he doesn’t expect anything in return. There are many organizations that encourage the concept of ‘pay it forward’ anonymously. People donate money perform acts for others benefit without coming in the limelight. Instead the beneficiary is told to adhere to the concept of Pay it Forward’,by doing a good deed with the philosophy of ‘pay it forward’, one can only hope to multiply and grow the chain of good deeds.

How can you “Pay it Forward”?

The concept behind Pay it Forward need not always involve large sums of money or great actions of charity. It may entail seemingly minor acts but which may be of great help to the person receiving help. Helping a senior citizen cross a busy road may be a blessing for the concerned person. Similarly giving a place in the queue for someone who genuinely needs it may make a difference for the person. Little, selfless acts go a long way to make the world a better place.



our leadership team

Mark Meersman

Founder / CEO

AC Green

Founder / Director