Food to supplement meals for a week and other supplies help 400 families
Washington D.C., – Four hundred Washington D.C. families in need will receive enough food for a week plus daily essentials, thanks to a partnership between Feed the Children and Central Union Mission. The event was held Monday, May 7, at Union Market, 1309 5th St NE, Washington, DC.
The receiving families have been identified and preselected by Central Union Mission, a Washington D.C.-based not-for-profit organization with six locations throughout the Washington metropolitan area. In addition to its family ministries, the Mission operates an emergency shelter program, a rehabilitation program for men with life-controlling issues, a food, clothing and furniture distribution center, a retreat and recreation center with a camp for underprivileged children, programs for isolated seniors, computer and job training, and transitional and low-cost housing.
Each qualifying recipient at today’s event will be given:
• One 25-pound box of nonperishable food items such as
• One 15-pound box of personal-care items
• One box of AVON products
• Books from Disney Publishing Worldwide
Volunteers from Central Union Mission and Feed the Children will be onsite serving families and assisting with distribution during today’s event.
“We recognize hunger can’t be fought alone, but by working together, we can provide food and essentials to millions of children and families who live in poverty,” said Travis Arnold, President and CEO of Feed the Children. “The work Feed the Children does would be impossible without the support of our corporate partners.”
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.