AutoZone Joins Feed the Children in the Fight to End Hunger

AutoZone Awards Feed the Children with Charitable Grant

Oklahoma City, OK., – AutoZone recently selected Feed the Children as a recipient of a 2016 AutoZone Regional Charitable Grant. The organization will present the $1,000 donation to Feed the Children representatives Wed., May 25, at 10 a.m. at a local AutoZone (4524 NW 10th St.).

Through AutoZone’s Regional Charitable Grant Program, AutoZone is proud to make charitable grants to two deserving organizations in each of its 53 regions in the United States each spring. AutoZoners from every region nominate deserving and effective community-based nonprofit organizations for a chance to be awarded a $1,000 donation from AutoZone.

Recently, an AutoZone employee in this region nominated Feed the Children for a 2016 AutoZone Regional Charitable Grant. Feed the Children was selected as a winner among hundreds of nominations.

“Feed the Children strives to provide hope and resources to those without life’s essentials,” said J.C. Watts, Jr., Feed the Children president and CEO. “We are honored to receive this donation from AutoZone as we work together in the fight to end hunger in our own backyard.”

“AutoZone’s unique and powerful culture has been at the foundation of our success. This culture is characterized by AutoZoners’ deep commitment to customer satisfaction, caring about people and giving back to our communities,” said Bill Rhodes, AutoZone Chairman, President and CEO, Customer Satisfaction. “We express our deep gratitude to our customers and to the communities we call home.”

Priority for awarding grants was placed on 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations that address education, youth development, military support, public safety, arts access and health and wellness.

About Feed the Children

Established in 1979, Feed the Children exists to defeat childhood 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 initiatives, essentials and disaster response. It operates five distribution centers located in Oklahoma, Indiana, California, Tennessee and Pennsylvania.

In fiscal year 2017, Feed the Children distributed 79.8 million pounds of food and essentials to children and families in the U.S. Internationally, it provided nutritious food or other benefits to 1,080,000 children, empowered 291,000 parents to make better decisions for their children, and positively impacted more than 1,200 communities and schools in 10 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean. It is accredited by GuideStar Exchange and the BBB Wise Giving Alliance.

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