Feed the Children, Nature Made® and the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Lee County are partnering to feed and assist 800 families in need. The families will gather at Frankie B. King Center (950 Shelton Rd.), Saturday, Oct. 6 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The families have been pre-identified based on need by the Boy’s and Girl’s Club of Greater Lee County. Each participating family will receive a 25-pound box of shelf-stable food such as canned vegetables, peanut butter and mac ‘n cheese a 15-pound box of essentials including items such as shampoo, razors and toothpaste, and Nature Made vitamins. The provided food and essentials will help families in need of basic materials most people take for granted.

During the event, Nature Made will have registered dietitians on-site to meet with parents and provide important food and nutrition education. In addition, families will enjoy a community partner fair where they can receive additional information about health, education and employment resources and support in their area. Through these collaborative efforts, the organizations will provide a holistic health and wellness experience by providing long-term support to some of the country’s most vulnerable citizens.

“At Nature Made, we believe in the importance of starting healthy habits early in life, and we’re proud to help families and children in our local communities,” said Andrea Theodore, chief marketing officer, Nature Made. “Feed the Children is the perfect partner for us and our initiatives as we provide vital access to nutrition education and help bridge nutrient gaps in families most in need.”

“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 chief executive officer of Feed the Children. “Hope for a better future is made possible thanks to our partners at Nature Made.”

The event is part of a three-year partnership between Nature Made, a leading national vitamin and supplement brand, and Feed the Children. The organizations are joining forces to fight hunger and make a significant difference in the lives of American families.

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.

Feed the Children is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Donations and contributions are tax-deductible as allowed by law.