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 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.
Visit feedthechildren.org for more information.