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SHERATON HOTEL GROUP OKC AND FEED THE CHILDREN TO HELP CITY CHILDREN IN NEED
Employees of the Sheraton Hotel Group OKC to Help Distribute Food and Essentials
OKLAHOMA CITY (July 25, 2012) On Thursday July 26, Feed The Children will deliver a semi tractor-trailer full of food and essentials to Cross and Crown Mission. The food and essentials will be distributed to families with the help of the Sheraton Hotel Group OKC beginning at 10 a.m. at 1900 NW 10th Street in Oklahoma City as part of Feed The Children’s Together OKC initiative.
“Together OKC” is a corporate volunteer initiative co-sponsored by The Oklahoman designed to serve children and families in need who live in Oklahoma City. Participating companies work to load an entire truck of food and essentials boxes in Feed The Children’s distribution center and then personally distribute the items to an area they wish to support. In addition, each participating company receives recognition from Oklahoma City mayor Mick Cornett.
Feed The Children partner agency Cross and Crown Mission has pre-identified families receiving the boxes. Employees of the Sheraton Hotel Group OKC donated their time to help pack food and essentials boxes and will also help distribute them to families. Each family will receive a 25-pound box of food and a 10-pound box of personal care items. The boxes are designed to help a family of four for up to one week.
The distribution is also part of Feed The Children’s Americans Feeding Americans Caravan, which has helped more than 390,000 families across the country since it began in 2009.
One in four children in Oklahoma City (28 percent) is considered impoverished. The number of impoverished children living in Oklahoma (226,679) could fill Chesapeake Arena more than 18 times.
"We are so grateful to the Sheraton Hotel Group for joining us in Together OKC,” said Feed The Children President and CEO, Kevin Hagan . "Although Feed The Children is a worldwide organization, Oklahoma City is our home and we are proud of that fact. We’re also proud that local companies are stepping up to help us in our efforts to feed hungry children.”
Feed The Children
Since 1979, Feed The Children has consistently ranked as one of the 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 2011, Feed The Children distributed more than 104 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
About Concord Hospitality
Concord Hospitality Enterprises Company, an award-winning hotel management and development company based in Raleigh, N.C., manages over 80 hotels offering more than 11,000 guest rooms in 22 states and two Canadian provinces. The company operates hotels and resorts under such well-known industry elite brands as Marriott, Hilton, Hyatt, Starwood, IHG and Choice Hotels, as well as select independent boutique hotels. Formed in 1985, Concord recently was listed as one of the nation’s top management companies in the nation by independent sources, and recently won Marriott’s elite Partnership Circle award for the eighth time. Concord properties are some of the most awarded hotels in the country, having won nearly 100 top honors in the past two years alone. For more information, visit www.concordhotels.com.