Families to Receive Much-Needed Food and Essentials
Lexington, Ky., – Fazoli’s will join forces with the Hope Center for the fifth consecutive year, and Feed the Children to provide Lexington families with resources Tues, Nov. 28, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. This drive-thru event at the Hope Center (250 W. Loudon Ave) 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, peanut butter and mac ‘n cheese; a 15-pound box of essentials that include personal care items such as lotion, shampoo and conditioner.
“At Fazoli’s, we are proud to work alongside Feed the Children to help those most in need within the community,” said Howard. “With our headquarters in Lexington, it’s important to us to help families in our own backyard by providing them with food and other vital necessities during the holiday season.”
This is one of many events Feed the Children has planned with Fazoli’s across the country to help defeat hunger. In Lexington, more than 18 percent of families live below the poverty line. With the help of community partners and volunteers, we can help feed those in need.
“Today, we are not only providing food and necessities 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 Fazoli’s and Hope Center 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.