Community Partners Come Together to Fight Child Hunger
Brownsville, – Teleperformance will join forces with Brownsville Teen Center and world anti-hunger organization Feed the Children to fight child hunger in the Brownsville community. The community partners will come together to provide food and essentials to 400 families, pre-identified based on need by Brownsville Teen Center. The families will gather at Teleperformance (3355 Boca Chica Blvd), Tues., May 1, 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.
This is one of many events Feed the Children has planned with Teleperformance across the country to help defeat hunger. In Brownsville alone, more than 32 percent of families live below the poverty line. With the help of community partners and volunteers, we can help feed those in need.
“We believe that no child should go to bed hungry in a land where there is plenty of food,” said Travis Arnold, Feed the Children president and CEO. “But the reality is, millions of boys and girls, right here in our own backyard, face this hardship every day. Thanks to our generous partners, Teleperformance and Brownsville Teen Center, today we are able to help these families rest a little easier knowing they do not have to worry about where their next meal is coming from.”
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.