, – Teleperformance will join forces with God’s Storehouse and Feed the Children to fight child hunger in the Columbia community. The community partners will come together to provide food and essentials to 400 families, pre-identified based on need by God’s Storehouse. The families will gather at Teleperformance (2340 Broad River Rd.), Tues., June 5, from 10 a.m. to noon.
Each participating family will receive a 25-pound box of food such as canned vegetables, peanut butter and mac ‘n cheese; a 15-pound box of essentials like personal-care items such as shampoo, razors and toothpaste; and a box of Avon products. The provided food and essentials will help families in need of basic materials most people take for granted.
“Being able to help the community and feed so many families truly brings out the passion in our people,” said Chris Naylor, Call Center Manager. “Our community partners are also amazing for being part of our event. We are proud to be part of the Teleperformance.”
This is one of many events Feed the Children has planned with Teleperformance across the country to help defeat hunger. In Columbia alone, nearly 23 percent of families live below the poverty line. With the help of community partners and volunteers, we can help feed those in need.
“Today, we are not only providing food and necessities to these families—but also hope,” said Travis Arnold, Feed the Children president and CEO. “Hope for a better future in Columbia is made possible thanks to our partners at Teleperformance and God’s Storehouse who play a vital role in helping us create a world where no child goes to bed hungry.”
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.