Kings Mountain Families to Receive Much-Needed Food and Essentials
Kings Mountain, N.C., – Cormetech, formerly STEAG, will join forces with the global anti-hunger organization Feed the Children and Kings Mountain Crisis Ministry, to provide 400 families with food and essentials on Tues., Dec. 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This event will take place on “Feed the Children Day,” a proclamation declared by Mayor Scott Neisler and the City of Kings Mountain in honor of the organization and their mission to help children in need.
Families receiving support have been pre-identified by Kings Mountain Crisis Ministry through local school counselors that work with the children in most need of assistance. 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 essentials that include personal care items such as lotion, shampoo and conditioner; and Disney books.
“We are honored and humbled to be able to give a little something back to the Kings Mountain community that gives our company so much,” said Mike Mattes, president and CEO of Cormetech. “Our hope is that, by partnering with Feed the Children to make this day happen, we will make the holidays a little less stressful for families in need.”
In Kings Mountain, more than 18 percent of families live below the poverty line. With the help of Cormetech’s generous donation and the support of Kings Mountain Crisis Ministry, we can help feed those in need in North Carolina communities.
“A big thanks to the City of Kings Mountain, and Cormetech for funding the event,” said Lisa Harrison, Executive Director of Kings Mountain Crisis Ministry. “Our community and other surrounding areas in Cleveland County were labeled as a “Food Desert” by the US Department of Agriculture. This event with Feed the Children will go a long way in helping many families have a very Merry Christmas!”
This is one of many events Feed the Children has planned across the country to help defeat hunger. Feed the Children is committed to helping children and families across the U.S. and around the world.
“We in Kings Mountain have been blown away by the generosity of Cormetech,” said Scott Neisler, Mayor of Kings Mountain. “They have shown us that they are a great corporate citizen, that cares for our community and have affected many lives of those that aren’t as blessed as some of us. Thank you, Cormetech, for being a part of Kings Mountain!”
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.