Feed the Children, a leading nonprofit focused on alleviating childhood hunger, partnered with dozens of its community partners to deliver more than 400 tons – more than 40 semis – of food, essentials, books and toys to nearly 17,000 families across the country as part of the organization’s No Hunger Holidays campaign.
The nonprofit distributed items through community events as well as supplying food and essentials to its network of community partners across the U.S. – making sure shelves were stocked to meet the incoming need. In total, Feed the Children provided more than 1.2 million meals to struggling families. The 2020 holiday season was especially stressful for families who continue to struggle with the economic effects caused by COVID-19. According to the US Census Bureau, nearly 26 million people, or one in eight Americans, did not have enough food as of mid-November.
Thanks to the support of corporate and community partners, every $1 given to Feed the Children is multiplied 8 times to help fill empty plates for families across the country.
For parents like Kim, this has provided a lifeline to much-needed food and essentials for her family.
“There are times my children will eat, and I go without a meal just to make sure that they’re okay,” she said.
"We believe that no child should go to bed hungry, especially during a time full of warmth, love and sharing," said Travis Arnold, Feed the Children president and CEO. "But the reality is, millions of children face this hardship every day. We are working diligently with our partners to ensure that as needs rise, children and their families continue to receive the food and supplies they need.”