Organizations join together to aid families in need
RENO, Nev., – Teleperformance, The Salvation Army and Feed the Children are joining together to lend a hand to Reno-area families in need Wed., Sep. 21. A total of 400 families will take home enough food and essentials boxes to fill a semitruck at Teleperformance USA (2863 Northtowne Lane) from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Because hunger can’t be tackled alone, Feed the Children’s partner agency, The Salvation Army, has pre-identified the 400 families. These families will each receive a 25-pound food box; a 15-pound box of basic essentials like shampoo, conditioner, lotion, and personal-care items; a 5-pound box of assorted Avon products; and children’s books from Disney Publishing Worldwide.
The event will also include community organizations providing complimentary services and products to families.
This event is one of many Feed the Children has planned across the country. In Reno alone, 15 percent of families live below the poverty line. Often, these families are unsure where they will find their next meal.
“Feed the Children strives to provide hope 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 Teleperformance and The Salvation Army in the fight to end hunger here in our nation’s backyard.”
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.