Throughout the last two weeks of May, life-threatening tornadoes, historic flooding and severe thunderstorms have affected more than 39 million people across the Midwest and various parts of the U.S. As storms and flooding continue to pose a significant risk, Feed the Children is working diligently with both corporate partners and local community partners in affected areas to allocate shipments of food, water and disaster relief supplies to families who need support.

Affected residents will receive products such as:

  • Ready to eat food (may include protein bars, chips and crackers)
  • Paper goods
  • Beverages
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Hygiene kits containing shampoo, lotion and feminine products

The donated food, essentials and supplies will be distributed by local community partners to families they identify. The provided items aim to reduce the effects of damage caused by the extreme weather and to provide relief during this time of tremendous uncertainty.

“We understand this year’s unprecedented storm season has displaced, and exhausted, many children and families,” said John Ricketts, Director of Disaster Services at Feed the Children. “Through our work with local partners on the ground, our intent is to provide families with much-needed supplies to support their clean-up efforts, as well as their hope for the future. We are calling on communities and partners across the U.S to help our neighbors in their time of need.”

While many are stepping forward to provide support, residents still need daily living materials such as cleaning supplies, hygiene items, food and water. You can help by giving financial gifts to fulfill these needs.

Feed the Children is accepting monetary donations to assist communities affected by storms and flooding. Every dollar given goes seven times as far to provide food, hope, dignity and comfort. Visit to join our efforts.

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.

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