NASHVILLE, TN., – Thanks to a generous gift from the Elizabeth Stevens estate, Feed the Children will distribute two semitrucks full of food and essentials to help 800 Nashville-area families Sat., Dec. 19.
Because hunger cannot be tackled alone, Feed the Children’s partner agency, Elijah’s Heart, has pre-identified families in need. Each family will receive 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.
On Friday, one semitruck will drop boxes at Elijah’s Heart Warehouse and on Saturday, another semitruck will drop boxes at Napier Place (648 Claiborn St.). Volunteers will distribute the boxes Saturday throughout nearby neighborhoods during the “Walk of Love.”
Volunteers participate in the “Walk of Love” to help distribute boxes to communities that do not have the means to travel to a distribution event.
The event is one of many that Feed the Children has planned across the country. In Nashville-Davidson alone, nearly 19 percent of families are living below the poverty line. Often, these families and children are unsure where they will find their next meal.
“We are not only providing food and necessities to these families—but also hope,” said Travis Arnold, Feed the Children Interim CEO/President and COO. “Hope for a better future that is made possible thanks to our partners at Elijah’s Heart 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 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.