Turk McBride and Feed the Children are providing 400 Adelanto families with free food and essentials to help fight holiday hunger at the annual Holiday Harvest, Sat., Nov. 17. The distribution will take place at Adelanto Stadium (12000 Stadium Way) from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Each participating family, pre-identified by Adelanto High School based on need, will receive a 25-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 additional products. For families who struggle to put food on the table, these items will bring relief as well as hope for a brighter holiday season. In addition, Curbside Community Center and Swapping Mamas have partnered provide music, blankets and additional support.

“In addition to our community event with Feed the Children, I will volunteer at their local distribution center to pack boxes of food and essentials for families that need our help. It brings me great joy to be able to participate in the community that has become a second home to me” said Turk McBride, retired NFL athlete and presenter of Holiday Harvest. “We aim to revitalize Adelanto’s economy through hard work and transform hunger into hope during this season of giving.”

This is one of many events Feed the Children has planned in communities across the country as a part of its No Hunger Holidays campaign to transform hunger into hope during the season of giving. In Adelanto, more than 42 percent of the residents live below the poverty line. Often, these families are uncertain of where they will find their next meal.

“This holiday season, we are not only providing food and necessities to these families—but also hope,” said Travis Arnold, Feed the Children president and CEO. “Thanks to Turk McBride and our community partners we are able to help these families rest a little easier knowing they do not have to worry about where their next meal is coming from.”

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.