OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA, – Feed the Children has been actively assessing the impact of Hurricane Matthew, the Caribbean’s worst storm in nearly a decade, which hit Haiti and Cuba Oct. 5. Our field staff in Haiti is preparing relief services for children and families in the 11 communities Feed the Children serves. This week, they began mass feeding these families. Collectively, nearly one-third of this population of approximately 20,000 people was directly impacted by the winds, heavy rains and flooding resulting from the hurricane.
As the storm made landfall on the U.S. coast, Feed the Children made preparations to support several affected communities. The organization has conducted outreach to multiple partners in the area to provide resource support. Feed the Children’s initial response efforts include sending 15 semitrucks filled with personal-care and food items to the states of Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina.
For many years, Feed the Children has been a forerunner in responding quickly and efficiently to disasters. Feed the Children is continually prepared to respond to hurricanes, floods, earthquakes and tornadoes — anything that leaves children and their families in a wake of devastation.
Feed the Children is an organization on which communities can rely during their most difficult times. Through the mobilization of disaster relief items to our international offices and partner agencies, Feed the Children has provided assistance to those hit hardest during past disasters.
By partnering with Feed the Children and making a financial contribution, you can be assured that together, we are making a difference. Help us by keeping a “disaster” from a becoming a “total disaster” to a family or individual in need by making a gift to support disaster relief. Learn more at feedthechildren.org.
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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.