400 Plano-area Families Received Food and Essentials for the Holidays
Plano, TX, – – As the holidays near, many across North Texas are looking to help those in need. Thanks to a generous donor who wishes to remain anonymous, Feed the Children and AFFECT Inc. are doing just that. They worked together and lent a hand to Plano-area families Fri., Dec. 16. A semitruck full of food and essentials was distributed to 400 families at AFFECT Inc. located at 1026 F Ave.
Because hunger can’t be tackled alone, Feed the Children (one of the largest U.S.-based charities) was proud to partner with AFFECT Inc. (a local nonprofit committed to affecting positive change in the lives of those living in Plano and surrounding areas). AFFECT Inc. pre-identified families in need, who each received a 25-pound food box; a 10-pound box of basic essentials like shampoo, conditioner, lotion, and personal-care items; a box of assorted Avon products; and holiday hams.
The event also featured various community organizations that provided complimentary services and products to the families including: smoke detector checks from the local fire department, a free health clinic for elders and children, resources from Habitat for Humanity, and women’s health clinics.
The event is one of many Feed the Children has planned across the country to help feed bodies, minds and futures. In Plano, more than 7 percent of families live below the poverty line. Often, these children and families are unsure where they will find their next meal.
“Today, we are not only providing food and necessities to families—but also hope,” said Travis Arnold, Feed the Children Interim CEO/President and COO. “Hope for a better future that was made possible thanks to an anonymous donor and AFFECT Inc.”
About Feed the Children
Established in 1979, Feed the Children exists to end child hunger. It is one of the largest U.S.-based charities and serves those in need in the U.S. and in 10 countries around the world. It provides food, education, essentials and disaster relief. Domestically, it operates 5 distribution centers (located in Oklahoma, Indiana, California, Tennessee and Pennsylvania).
In fiscal year 2015, Feed the Children distributed 107 million pounds of food and essentials valued at $302 million to people in the U.S., and internationally, it sponsored nearly 24,500 children, addressing the root causes of poverty through child sponsorship and school sponsorship. It is accredited by GuideStar Exchange and the BBB Wise Giving Alliance as well as is rated by Charity Navigator.
Visit www.feedthechildren.org for more information.