Groups Help Feed 800 Families
REVERE, MA., – Price Rite joined Feed the Children, The Salvation Army and Pepsi to lend a hand to Revere-area families Mon, Apr. 18, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. That’s when 800 families received food and essentials filling two Feed the Children semitrucks at Price Rite (255 Squire Rd.).
All participating families were pre-identified based on need. Each received a 25-pound box of food; a 10-pound box of much-needed essentials like shampoo, conditioner, lotion, personal-care items; and an Avon box with assorted Avon products. Families also received an additional food donation from Price Rite. Volunteers from the organizations were on-site to help distribute the items to families. Community partners were also on-site providing resources and information for services available to the families.
The event was one of many that Feed the Children has planned across the country to help feed bodies, minds and futures. In Revere alone, nearly 15 percent of families live below the poverty line and are unsure how they will provide their next meal.
“Feed the Children strives to provide help and resources to those without life’s essentials,” said J.C. Watts, Jr., Feed the Children president and CEO. “We are honored to partner with Price Rite, The Salvation Army and Pepsi in the fight to end hunger in America.”
About Feed the Children
Established in 1979, Feed the Children exists to defeat 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 response. Domestically, it operates 5 distribution centers (located in Oklahoma, Indiana, California, Tennessee and Pennsylvania).
In fiscal year 2016, through its domestic and international programs, Feed the Children distributed 105 million pounds of food and essentials worldwide with a total value of $415 million, working with partner agencies to benefit 5.9 million people globally. It is accredited by GuideStar Exchange, the BBB Wise Giving Alliance and is rated by Charity Navigator.
Visit www.feedthechildren.org for more information.