Feed The Children To Bring Help And Hope To Jacksonville Area Children And Families In Need

1,200 Families to Receive Food and Essentials

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (March 13, 2012) – Feed The Children will deliver three semi tractor-trailers full of food and essentials to help 1,200 families on Thursday, March 15.

• Event will begin at 11:30 a.m. at San Sebastian Middle School (2955 Lewis Speedway, St. Augustine, FL). Hosted by The Northeast Florida Healthy Start Coalition to help 400 families.
• Event will begin at 3 p.m. at Normandy Mall (5310 Lenox Ave., Jacksonville, FL). Hosted by The Northeast Florida Healthy Start Coalition to help 400 families.
• Event will begin at 3:30 p.m. at National Children’s Study (884 South Sixth St., Macclenny, FL).  Hosted by The Northeast Florida Healthy Start Coalition to help 400 families.
Feed The Children partner agency The Northeast Florida Healthy Start Coalition 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.

Nearly one in five children living in Jacksonville (19 percent) is considered impoverished. The number of impoverished children living in Florida (923,963) could fill EverBank Field more than 10 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 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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