Because Feed the Children is dedicated to providing short-term hunger relief to children and families who need it, we provided food and essentials to families in two states who were affected by the federal furlough.
Feed the Children partnered with the District of Columbia Baptist Convention on Saturday, Feb. 2 to distribute food and essentials to thousands who had been furloughed in our nation’s capital.
In Oklahoma, the nonprofit provided 400 families a 25-pound box of food and a 15-pound box of essential items (such as laundry detergent, dish soap and shampoo and toothpaste) during a special event on Thursday, Jan. 24. Feed the Children also provided essentials to more than 2,600 people at a community event hosted by the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma and the United Way on Monday, Jan. 21.
“When a crisis strikes for families and they need resources, we want to work with partners to help our community,” said Clint McKnight, Director of Domestic Operations for Feed the Children. “Whether it is food or daily essentials, we want to provide the right products to help those who need it. We are truly honored to be able to help those who are affected by the recent government shutdown.”
Feed the Children works at home in Oklahoma, across the U.S. and around the world to defeat childhood hunger. If you would like to volunteer or to make a gift to help families in crisis, like those who have been affected by the furlough, visit

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.