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Feed The Children To Bring Help And Hope To Carson City
400 Families to Receive Food and Essentials
CARSON CITY, N.V. (March 12, 2012) – On March 14, Feed The Children will deliver a semi tractor-trailer full of food and essentials to The Salvation Army in Carson City. The food and essentials will be distributed to families in the Nugget Casino Parking lot #5 (Corner of N. Stewart and E. Telegraph) beginning at 3 p.m. Unclaimed food and essentials boxes can be picked up at The Salvation Army (661 Colorado St.) the next day.
Feed The Children partner agency The Salvation Army 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 345,000 families across the country since it began in 2009.
The number of children living in poverty in Nevada (144,204) could fill the Mackay Stadium in Reno more than four times.
"Our Americans Feeding Americans project continues to help those adversely affected by the economy,” said Tony Sellars, spokesperson for Feed The Children. "A lot of these people considered themselves middle class just a few years ago and are now unable to provide for their families. This distribution will provide relief for them at a crucial time.”
About Feed The Children
Founded in 1979, Feed The Children’s mission is to provide hope and resources for those without life’s essentials. A BBB Wise Giving Alliance accredited charity, Feed The Children is one of the largest charities based in the U.S., providing more than 350,000 children around the world with a hot, nourishing meal every day. Here in the U.S., nearly 10 million people receive assistance each year from food and supplies distributed through over 1,200 local partner agencies.
For more information, please visit www.FeedTheChildren.org.
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