Groups Help Feed 400 Families
CYPRESS, Calif., – Yamaha and Feed the Children rolled into Cypress Fri., July 15, to help families in need with food and essentials. A total of 400 families took home enough food and essential boxes to fill a semitruck at Yamaha Motor Corporation (6555 Katella Ave.) from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Because hunger can’t be tackled alone, Feed the Children’s partner agency, CDC Orange County Food Bank, pre-identified 400 families who each received 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. Yamaha Motor Corporation’s employees sponsored the distribution and were also on-site, serving as volunteers.
“Yamaha Motor Corporation and its employees have proudly supported the Feed the Children organization for nearly 20 years,” said Bob Starr, Corporate Communications Manager for Yamaha. “I can say with all certainty that our employees are motivated and excited to play an even more active role in giving to those in our very own community of Orange County that are so less fortunate.”
This event is one of many that Feed the Children has planned across the country. In Cypress alone, nearly 7 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 Yamaha and CDC Orange County Food Bank 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.