Nonprofits and Corporations Band Together to Help 800 Families
CHICAGO, – Longtime partners Feed the Children and PepsiCo, along with other friends are helping out Chicago families with food, essentials, and fresh produce Sept. 23. Eight hundred families are taking home food and essentials boxes that will fill four tractor-trailers at Saint Sabina Church (1210 W. 78th Place).
Together, Feed the Children, PepsiCo, Jewel-Osco and Avon are providing enough supplemental food and essentials for a family of four for up to a week:
- 25 pounds of food
- 10 pounds of essentials
- A box of AVON products
- Frito-Lay assorted chips and Air Pops
- PepsiCo 2-liters of Sierra Mist
- Quaker 13 oz. Life Cereal and Chewy Bars
- Canned food
The event is one of many that Feed the Children has planned across the country, so that instead of worrying about having enough to eat, thousands of kids can just be kids this year.
Hunger’s roots go deep and it hurts kids every day, in every state in the U.S. In fact, more than 17 percent of households in Illinois face hunger.
“We believe in a world where no child goes to bed hungry– a world in which kids grow up wide-eyed,
curious, playful, eager to learn, strong, joyful, and full of dreams,” said Kevin Hagan, Feed the Children president and CEO. “PepsiCo, its employees, and our friends at Georgia-Pacific and Walmart are not just providing food and essentials today. They are helping kids be kids.”
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.