400 Babylon-Area Families to Receive Much-Needed Food and Essentials
Babylon, N.Y., – The First Presbyterian Church of Babylon and Feed the Children are joining together to lend a hand to families in need Sat., Jan. 21, 2017, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. A semitruck full of food and essentials boxes will be distributed to 400 pre-identified families at the First Presbyterian Church, located at 79 East Main St.
Because hunger can’t be tackled alone, Feed the Children (one of the largest U.S.-based charities) is proud to partner with First Presbyterian Church and several other local congregations who will be volunteering to help make this event possible. Each family will receive a 25-pound food box; a 10-pound box of basic essentials, like shampoo, conditioner, lotion, and personal-care items; a box of assorted Avon products; and children’s books.
The event is made possible thanks to a generous gift from a donor who wishes to remain anonymous. According to Mike DeFabrizio, coordinator, Serving Our Savior Soup Kitchen at First Presbyterian Church, “This food really helps these families. The extra money they will save from not having to buy food for a little while will help them to afford their rent and other essentials. We are very grateful.”
The event is one of many Feed the Children has planned across the country to help feed bodies, minds and futures. In Babylon, 7.1 percent of families live below the poverty line. Often, these children and families are unsure where they will find their next meal.
“Today, we are not only providing food and necessities to families—but also hope,” said Travis Arnold, Feed the Children Interim CEO/President and COO. “Hope for a better future that was made possible thanks to a generous donor.”
About Feed the Children
Established in 1979, Feed the Children exists to end child 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, essentials and disaster relief. Domestically, it operates 5 distribution centers (located in Oklahoma, Indiana, California, Tennessee and Pennsylvania).
In fiscal year 2015, Feed the Children distributed 107 million pounds of food and essentials valued at $302 million to people in the U.S., and internationally, it sponsored nearly 24,500 children, addressing the root causes of poverty through child sponsorship and school sponsorship. It is accredited by GuideStar Exchange and the BBB Wise Giving Alliance as well as is rated by Charity Navigator.
Visit www.feedthechildren.org for more information.