800 Families to Receive Food and Essentials

COLUMBIA, S.C. (Jan. 11, 2011) – On Thursday, Jan. 19, Feed The Children will deliver two semi tractor-trailers full of food and essentials to God’s Storehouse at 1731 Risley Road. The food and essentials will be distributed to families beginning at 10 a.m.

Feed The Children partner agency God’s Storehouse has pre-identified families receiving the boxes. Each family will receive a 25-pound box of food, a 10-pound box of personal care items and a box of Avon products. The boxes are designed to help a family of four for up to one week.

The distribution is part of Feed The Children’s Americans Feeding Americans Caravan, which has helped more than 325,000 families across the country since it began in 2009.

One in five children living in Richland County (20.2 percent) is considered impoverished. The number of impoverished children living in South Carolina (277,722) could fill Williams-Brice Stadium more than 3 times.

“We are so grateful for God’s Storehouse to help children and families in need,” said Tony Sellars, spokesperson for Feed The Children. “Our Americans Feeding Americans project is geared toward families who for the first time in there lives have not been able to provide for their families. Their tremendous support brings relief at a crucial time for Yuma families affected by the economic downturn.”

Feed The Children
Since 1979, Feed The Children has consistently ranked as one of the 10 largest international charities in the U.S., based on private, non-government support. Our mission is providing hope and resources for those without life’s essentials. In FY 2010, Feed The Children distributed more than 133 million pounds of food and other essentials to children and their families in all 50 states and internationally. For more information, visit www.feedthechildren.org 


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