400 Military Families to Receive Food and Necessities
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., – The Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes joins Feed the Children to celebrate Colorado Springs military families Wed., Sep. 7, at 10 a.m. At the event, a total of 400 military and veterans’ families will receive food and essentials filling one semitruck at the lot across from Mt. Carmel Center of Excellence (530 Communication). The Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes and Mt. Carmel Center of Excellence provide programs and services to military service members and their families designed to help them with the unique challenges of military life.
The Mt. Carmel Center of Excellence is helping pre-identify families at Fort Carson, Peterson AFB, and other veterans organizations. The families will each receive a 25-pound food box; a 10-pound box of basic essentials like shampoo, conditioner, lotion, and personal-care items; and a box of assorted Avon products. Volunteers will also be on-site serving and assisting.
Feed the Children is proud to partner with the Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes to honor military families. When organizations combine their efforts, they have a greater impact on the lives of those who sacrifice so much for our country.
“Together, we can help our neighbors by providing food and essentials to those in need,” said J.C. Watts, Jr., Feed the Children president and CEO. “With the partnership of Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes and the Mt. Carmel Center of Excellence, we can aid families in our nation’s own 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.