Families to Receive Much-Needed Food and Essentials
Indianapolis, – Fazoli’s will work alongside Community Caring and Sharing, and world anti-hunger organization Feed the Children to provide Indianapolis families with resources Wed., Mar. 28, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. This drive-thru event at the Community Caring and Sharing Center (2830 S Holt Rd) will help 400 pre-identified families receive much needed food and everyday essentials.
To kick off the event, Carl T. Howard, Fazoli’s CEO, will be giving opening remarks welcoming all families and volunteers. Each family will receive a 25-pound box of food such as canned vegetables, cereal and mac ‘n cheese; a 15-pound box of essentials that include personal care items such as lotion, shampoo and conditioner; and a box of Avon products.
“At Fazoli’s, we are proud to work alongside Feed the Children to help those most in need within the community,” said Howard. “It’s important to us to help families in Indianapolis by providing them with food and other vital necessities during their time of need.”
This is one of many events Feed the Children has planned with Fazoli’s across the country to help defeat hunger. In Indianapolis alone, more than 20 percent of families live below the poverty line. With the help of community partners and volunteers, we can help feed those in need.
“Feed the Children is honored to partner with Fazoli’s and Community Caring and Sharing for this event,” said Travis Arnold, Feed the Children president and CEO. “We know that when we combine our efforts we will 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.