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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’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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