Volunteers in Opelika, Alabama
Volunteers unloading a Feed the Children truck

Feed the Children partnered with HOPE worldwide and The NASCAR Foundation for a community distribution event to help families in Opelika, Ala. on March 16 who were affected by devastating tornadoes that struck the area.

A 53’ Feed the Children semi-truck provided food and essentials to 400 families. Each participating family received a 20-pound box of food such as canned vegetables, peanut butter and macaroni and cheese; a 10-pound box of personal-care items such as shampoo, razors and toothpaste; and cleaning supplies.

The event was held at Sanford Middle School, 1500 Lee Road 11 in Opelika. These products were funded through a generous donation from The NASCAR Foundation.

A series of large and deadly tornadoes struck Alabama and Georgia on March 4. More than 20 people were killed in Lee County and the path of destruction was more than 70 miles long from this series of storms.

HOPE worldwide, Feed the Children and The NASCAR Foundation have served together in response to the Florida hurricanes and the wildfires in California and have seen community transformation through collaboration. Together, with compassion we hope to serve as many as possible.

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.