Feed The Children And NAEHCY Give Backpacks And Supplies To Students Experiencing Homelessness And Hunger In New Orleans

Partners to Nourish Minds and Bodies of U.S. Children in Need

NEW ORLEANS (Feb. 24, 2012) – On Feb. 27, Feed The Children will provide backpacks and supplies to New Orleans Public Schools.  The backpacks will be delivered to Lake Forest Church at 8821 Morrison Rd. at 8 a.m. The backpacks will be distributed at 9 a.m. to homeless student liaisons. The Backpacks will be distributed to students experiencing homelessness throughout the school year.

The distribution includes 1,920 backpacks filled with:
• school supplies
• non-perishable food
• essentials (items such as toothpaste, deodorant and combs)
• children’s books

H.E.L.P., Homeless Education and Literacy Program, an outreach program of Feed The Children, has partnered with the National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth (NAEHCY) to distribute backpacks to children in need.

Through a partnership with SchoolKidz, a proud business unit of Staples® Inc., Feed The Children plans to distribute 150,000 backpacks for the 2011-2012 school year.

“The goal of our backpack program is to nourish both the minds and bodies of impoverished children, so they can reach their potential in the classroom,” says Tony Sellars, spokesperson for Feed The Children. “NAEHCY continues to show its dedication to this mission to care for the physical, emotional and educational needs of Louisiana’s most vulnerable citizens.”

To learn more about our backpack program and breaking the cycle of poverty through Feed The Children’s focus to F.E.E.D. (Food, Education, Essentials and Disaster Relief), please visit www.FeedTheChildren.org/Education .


About Feed The Children

Founded in 1979, Feed The Children is one of the largest international charities based in the U.S., with the mission of providing hope and resources for those without life's essentials. Feed The Children is accredited by the BBB Wise Giving Alliance and has a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator. Using an integrated program to defeat hunger, Feed The Children distributed over $120 million in food, essentials and medicine in the United States and 23 other countries in fiscal year 2013.

For more information, please visit www.FeedTheChildren.org.

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