Nonprofits Come Together to Help 800 Families
INDIANAPOLIS, – On Wednesday, Sept. 17, Feed the Children will deliver two truckloads of food and essentials for 800 Indianapolis families in need. Distribution of the boxes will run from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. for the families at the Community Caring and Sharing headquarters at 2830 South Holt Road in Indianapolis.
Because hunger can’t be tackled alone, Feed the Children’s partner agency, Community Caring and Sharing, has pre-identified families in need who will each receive a 25-pound food box and a 10-pound box of basic essentials. The distribution is part of Feed the Children’s Americans Feeding Americans Caravan, which has helped more than 435,000 kids and families across the country since it began in 2009.
Hunger affects people all over the United States. One in four children across the nation can’t afford to buy food, which means they also can’t afford to buy essentials or school supplies. In Indiana alone, nearly one in three children are living in poverty. Those kids could fill up the Lucas Oil Stadium more than five times its capacity.
“At Feed the Children, we’re focused on helping kids be kids,” said Kevin Hagan, Feed the Children president and CEO. “When kids are hungry, they are worrying about where their next meal will come from, and aren’t given the opportunity to just be a kid and have fun. That’s why we are trying to defeat hunger, to give kids their childhood back.”
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.