News Roundup, January 11, 2016–Thank You Edition

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One of Feed the Children’s greatest strengths is our ability to bring partners together—corporations, philanthropic organizations, non-profits, and artists—to help fight hunger here in the U.S. and around the world. Today’s blog roundup celebrates just a few of those partnerships. Thank you one and all! And be sure to let these organizations know on social media how much you appreciate their support of our work.

Steph Curry: MVP of Our Hearts

Golden State Warriors All-Star guard and NBA MVP Stephen Curry and his family once again teamed up with us to provide support to 400 local Oakland families for the holidays. (See featured photo above.) With financial backing from the Stephen Curry Foundation and the Warriors Community Foundation, the Curry family personally distributed to each family a 25-pound food box; a 10-pound box of basic essentials including shampoo, conditioner, lotion and personal-care items; and a box of assorted Avon products. The event was held at Beebe Memorial Cathedral and was the third year the Curry family and the Warriors partnered with us to provide Bay Area families in need with food and goods during the holidays.

This event is part of the Warriors’ Season of Giving community outreach initiative and the NBA Cares Season of Giving league-wide campaign, as Warriors players, coaches and community ambassadors participates in events throughout November and December to brighten the lives of Bay Area families and youth this holiday season.

Saying Hello to Hello Products

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We’re tremendously excited about our new partnership with Hello Products. They’re providing more than 50,000 tubes and bottles of much-needed toothpaste and mouthwash products to families we serve. These items have already been added to the 10-pound essentials boxes being distributed around the U.S. beginning January 2016. We’re thrilled to be working with an organization that’s dedicated to defeating hunger and making the world a better, friendlier place. Miles of smiles to you, friends!

Artists Bring the Love

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Last month’s KLOVE Christmas Tour was full of great music and great enthusiasm for Feed the Children, particularly our child sponsorship program. Pictured is Warren Barfield making his appeal for child sponsors to a large crowd at the Denver event. All told, the tour visited sixteen cities and spread the word to thousands of fans, many of whom made a commitment to sponsor a child.

We’re so thankful to the generous artists who give their talent and their hearts to help kids be kids!

PepsiCo and Frito-Lay: Helping Kids Be Kids Since 2009

We celebrate our long-standing partnership with PepsiCo and Frito-Lay. Since 2009, thousands of volunteers have joined together with us to provide more than 53,200 families with food and daily necessities.

In 2010, Detroit was home to one of the largest Feed the Children events. Sue Brewster, Frito-Lay Senior Customer Service Manager and seven-time Feed the Children event volunteer, remembers it well. “It was our first year in Detroit and we ambitiously set to serve 4,000 families,” recalled Sue.  “What was originally schedule for 4-hour event was extended many hours longer until we saw the final family served.”

In 2015 alone, our combined contributions reached 8,400 families across nine cities.  Check out the infographic for more.

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Making Dreams Come True

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During the Christmas holidays, hundreds of children and coaches came together in Oklahoma City to provide holiday gifts for the 3rd Annual Xtreme Dream Toy Drive. With more than 30 teams participating in the Dream Athletics, Inc. holiday basketball tournament, they were able to provide hundreds of toys for children. We’re so thankful to be receiving this generous donation from Dream Athletics and even more thankful for the spirit of generosity present this season.  

A Gift from the Heart

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We are immensely honored to receive this generous gift from the estate of Daisy Stacks in memory of her daughter, Nehoma Fleming. Daisy’s kindness will continue to bless children and families around the world by providing food, health, water, disaster aid and education in the communities we serve. Pictured with the check are David L. Drake, Daisy Stacks’s cousin; Bob Brown, Director of Planned Giving; and John Frick, Vice President of Church and Volunteer Engagement. To learn more about Planned Giving to Feed the Children, visit our website.

Serving Those Who Serve

We couldn’t be prouder of our work to support our servicemen and women and their families. Our Homefront Harvest program brought countless partners and sponsors together and had a huge impact. But don’t take our word for it:

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