Volunteers in Opelika, Alabama
Volunteers unloading a Feed the Children truck

Feed the Children partnered with HOPE worldwide and The NASCAR Foundation for a community distribution event to help families in Opelika, Ala. on March 16 who were affected by devastating tornadoes that struck the area.

A 53’ Feed the Children semi-truck provided food and essentials to 400 families. Each participating family received a 20-pound box of food such as canned vegetables, peanut butter and macaroni and cheese; a 10-pound box of personal-care items such as shampoo, razors and toothpaste; and cleaning supplies.

The event was held at Sanford Middle School, 1500 Lee Road 11 in Opelika. These products were funded through a generous donation from The NASCAR Foundation.

A series of large and deadly tornadoes struck Alabama and Georgia on March 4. More than 20 people were killed in Lee County and the path of destruction was more than 70 miles long from this series of storms.

HOPE worldwide, Feed the Children and The NASCAR Foundation have served together in response to the Florida hurricanes and the wildfires in California and have seen community transformation through collaboration. Together, with compassion we hope to serve as many as possible.

About Feed the Children

At Feed the Children, we feed hungry kids. We envision a world where no child goes to bed hungry. In the U.S. and internationally, we are dedicated to helping families and communities achieve stable lives and to reducing the need for help tomorrow, while providing food and resources to help them today. We distribute product donations from corporate donors to local community partners, we provide support for teachers and students, and we mobilize resources quickly to aid recovery efforts when natural disasters strike. Internationally, we manage child-focused community development programs in 8 countries. We welcome partnerships because we know our work would not be possible without collaborative relationships.

Visit feedthechildren.org for more information.