Los Angeles, – Coastal Business Group is joining forces with the Challenger Boys and Girls Club and Feed the Children to bring No Hunger Holidays to Los Angeles families in need Fri, Dec. 15, from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. This event, to be held at the Challengers Boys and Girls Club (5029 S. Vermont), will help 400 pre-identified families receive food and essentials to help make their holiday season a little brighter.
Each family will receive a 25-pound box of food, such as canned vegetables, peanut butter and mac ‘n cheese; a 15-pound box of much-needed essentials like lotion, shampoo and conditioner; a 5-pound box of assorted Avon products; various Disney books and food donated by Yummy Spoonfuls.
“Coastal Business Group is honored to be a part of Feed the Children’s ongoing efforts of supplying boxes of food and life essentials to families in need around the Southern California area, especially around the holidays,” said Joshua Alba, Coastal Business Group project manager. “Being able to provide something like this at a time when families need it the most is a true blessing. We could not do this without the support of all of our sponsors and donors at our annual Coastal Business Group’s Feed the Children Golf Event. A special thank you goes to all involved.”
There will be many volunteers and partners from around the community to help with this event, including Agatha Achindu, the Founder and Vice President of Yummy Spoonfuls Organic Baby & Tots Food.
“We are so thrilled to be part of this initiative. Working together with our amazing partners expands our reach so that we can have a positive effect on more families in the Los Angeles community,” said Achindu. “I believe with all my heart that every child deserves fresh, vibrant delicious food, packed with nutrition, and no additives or preservatives – just the way parents would make at home if they had the time. Healthy, homemade organic food should not be a luxury – it should be every child’s birthright.”
This is one of many events Feed the Children has planned across the country through its No Hunger Holidays initiative to feed families throughout the U.S. during the holiday season. With the support of corporate partners like Coastal Business Group, as well as community partners and volunteers, families will receive food to supplement their meals for a week. In Los Angeles alone, more than 21 percent of families live below the poverty line.
“Today, we are not only providing food and essentials to these families—but also hope,” said Travis Arnold, Feed the Children president and CEO. “Hope for a better future that is made possible thanks to our partners at Coastal Business Group, Challengers Boys and Girls Club, and Yummy Spoonfuls who play a vital role in helping us create a world where no child goes to bed hungry.”
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.