IRVINE, Calif, – Coastal Business Group teamed up with Feed the Children to lend a hand to Irvine-area families Sat., July 9, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. That’s when a Feed the Children semitruck full of food and essentials was distributed to a total of 400 families at Families Forward (8 Thomas).
Because hunger can’t be tackled alone, Feed the Children’s partner agency, Families Forward, pre-identified 400 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; and a box of assorted Avon products.
Mothers of the families also received an opportunity to meet with a Susan G. Komen for the Cure employee and schedule a free appointment for a mammogram. Volunteers from Coastal Business Group and some of their partners were on-site to help distribute these items to the families.
The event is one of many that Feed the Children has planned across the country. In Irvine alone, 12 percent of families are living below the poverty line. Often, these children are unsure where they will find their next meal.
“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 partner with Coastal Business Group and Families Forward in the fight to end hunger 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.