EMPORIA, VA., – On Sat., Dec. 19, The Hermie and Elliott Sadler Foundation and Feed the Children will provide 400 pre-identified Emporia-area families with food and essentials. The distribution will take place at the Sadler Brothers Oil Company (517 N. Main St.) from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Because hunger cannot be defeated alone, Feed the Children’s partner agencies, District 19 Community Services Board, and the Family Violence and Sexual Assault Unit, have identified families who will each receive a 25-pound box of food; a 10-pound box of much-needed necessities like shampoo, conditioner, lotion, and personal-care items; and a box of assorted Avon products.
This event is one of many that Feed the Children has planned across the country. In Emporia alone, 24 percent of families live below the poverty line. Often, these children are unsure of where they will find their next meal.
This event is made possible by volunteers from the Hermie and Elliott Sadler Foundation and representatives from each of the local partner agencies who will help with the distribution.
“We are proud to be from Emporia, Virginia and enjoy supporting our community. We feel blessed to have this opportunity. We first learned about Feed the Children through the Darrell and Michael Waltrip Brothers charity event and wanted the chance to bring food to families in our area. We’re pleased to be able to give back this close to Christmas,” said Hermie and Elliott Sadler.
“Today, we are not only providing food and necessities to these families—but also hope,” said Travis Arnold, Feed the Children Interim CEO/President and COO. “Hope for a better future that is made possible thanks to our partners at The Hermie and Elliott Sadler Foundation, District 19 Community Services Board, and Family Violence and Sexual Assault Unit, 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.