Corporation and Nonprofits Band Together to Help 400 Families
Petersburg, Va., – Teleperformance and Feed the Children are lending a hand to 400 Petersburg area military families with food and essentials on Tuesday, Nov. 11. Families will take home enough food and essentials boxes to fill a tractor-trailer at American Legion (772 Winfield Rd.) at 10:00 a.m.
Teleperformance and its employees are longtime supporters of Feed the Children. The event is sponsored by Teleperformance employees who will be onsite to help distribute the boxes. Volunteers from Operation Homefront will also be attending.
The event is one of many that Teleperformance and Feed the Children have planned across the country, ensuring that instead of worrying about having enough to eat, thousands of kids can just be kids this year. This is the latest delivery of food and essentials to Americans in need.
Because hunger can’t be tackled alone, Feed the Children’s partner agency, Operation Homefront, has pre-identified families in need who will receive a 25-pound box of food and a 10-pound box of basic essentials.
“On behalf of Teleperformance, volunteers and those we help and serve in our communities and around the globe, I wanted to say that we are very grateful to be working with a great charitable partner, such as Feed the Children,” said Kerry Black,Regional Human Resources Manager for Teleperformance, U.S.A. “It is through collaborations of foundations, businesses and individuals like them that we are able to make a difference not only in our own communities, but around the globe.”
Hunger’s roots go deep and it hurts kids every day, in every state in the United States. In Petersburg alone, nearly one in four children are living below the poverty line. Often, these children are unsure where they will find their next meal.
“We believe in a world where no child goes to bed hungry– a world in which kids grow up wide-eyed, curious, playful, eager to learn, strong, joyful, and full of dreams,” said Kevin Hagan, Feed the Children president and CEO. “Teleperformance employees are doing so much more than giving food and essentials. They are helping kids be kids.”
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.