GARDEN GROVE, CA., – Yamaha and Feed the Children will roll into Garden Grove Thurs., Dec. 17, to help families in need with food and essentials. A total of 400 families, including military and veterans, will take home enough food and essential boxes to fill a semitruck at the Calvary Chapel West Grove Church (12832 Knott Street) beginning at 2 p.m. Before the distribution, a parade will begin at 12:45 p.m. at the Yamaha Motor Corporation (6555 Katella Avenue, Cypress) and end at the church.
Because hunger can’t be tackled alone, Feed the Children’s partner agency, CDC Orange County Food Bank of Garden Grove, has pre-identified 400 families who 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. Yamaha Motor Corporation’s employees are sponsoring the distribution and will also be on-site, serving as volunteers alongside STAR Touring & Riding to help the families.
This event is one of many that Feed the Children has planned across the country. In Garden Grove alone, nearly 17 percent of families live below the poverty line. Often, these families are unsure where they will find their next meal.
“This annual Feed the Children event is very special to us all at Yamaha as our company and members of Star Touring and Riding proudly reach out to those less fortunate,” said Bob Starr, Communications Manager for Yamaha Motor Corporation. “And to provide this food and hygiene during the Holiday season makes it even that much more special.”
“Feed the Children is proud to partner with Yamaha Motor Corporation and CDC Orange County Food Bank of Garden Grove,” said Travis Arnold, Feed the Children Interim CEO/President and COO. “We know that when we combine our efforts, we will have a greater impact on the lives of families who need us most—right here in America.”
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.