Purposes for which the corporation is organized are charitable:
To help share out the world’s food, resources, materials, and knowledge equitably for the benefit of all.
To help and aid any people anywhere in the world who due to any natural or man-caused disaster such as drought, famine, flood, storm. earthquake, tidal wave, weather imbalance, disease epidemic, fire, insect devastation, crop failure, population imbalance, war, political oppression, religious oppression, racial discrimination, or greed, are in need of food, clothing, shelter, medical aid and supplies, resources, materials; agricultural, engineering, or scientific assistance or education; or anything else, to enable them to lead healthy, comfortable, responsible, and productive lives in the pursuit of happiness.
— from the original Charter of Plenty
Drawn up by Joel Kachinsky, October 3, 1974