Community Partners Help 400 Local Families
Amsterdam, NY, – Beech-Nut® Nutrition Company, Feed the Children and Catholic Charities joined forces today to help serve families in need from Montgomery and Fulton counties. The community partners came together to provide food and essentials to 400 families at Beech-Nut Nutrition Company in Amsterdam this afternoon.
The families received a 25-pound box of food, a 15-pound box of essentials (such as shampoo, conditioner and personal care items), a 5-pound box of assorted personal care products as well as children’s books.
Beech-Nut Nutrition has been a partner of Feed the Children for more than 25 years. This year alone, Beech-Nut Nutrition has donated more than three million jars of food to help families across the nation. This is just one of the many events Feed the Children and community partners have planned across the country to help feed those in need.
“We are happy to coordinate our efforts with Feed the Children to help kids and families in need around the U.S.,” said Mark S. Rodriguez, Beech-Nut Nutrition Company president and CEO.
“Feed the Children is proud to partner with Beech-Nut Nutrition and Catholic Charities today,” said Travis Arnold, Feed the Children president and CEO. “We know that when we combine our efforts we have a greater impact on the lives of families who need us most—right here in America.”
About Feed the Children
Established in 1979, Feed the Children exists to defeat 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 response. Domestically, it operates 5 distribution centers (located in Oklahoma, Indiana, California, Tennessee and Pennsylvania).
In fiscal year 2016, through its domestic and international programs, Feed the Children distributed 105 million pounds of food and essentials worldwide with a total value of $415 million, working with partner agencies to benefit 5.9 million people globally. It is accredited by GuideStar Exchange and the BBB Wise Giving Alliance.
Visit www.feedthechildren.org for more information.