Feed the Children, Nature Made® and Elijah’s Heart are partnering to feed and assist 800 families in need. The families will gather at Tony Sudekum Apartments (101 University Ct.) Saturday, Oct. 4 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. A community event will follow from 1-3 p.m.

The families have been pre-identified based on need by Elijah’s Heart. Each participating family will receive a 25-pound box of shelf-stable food such as canned vegetables, peanut butter and mac ‘n cheese a 15-pound box of essentials including items such as shampoo, razors and toothpaste, and Nature Made children’s multivitamins. The provided food and essentials will help families in need of basic materials most people take for granted.

During the event, families will enjoy a community partner fair where they can receive additional information about health, education and employment resources and support in their area. Through these collaborative efforts, the organizations will provide a holistic health and wellness experience by providing long-term support to some of the country’s most vulnerable citizens.

“We recognize hunger can’t be fought alone, but by working together, we can provide food and essentials to millions of children and families who live in poverty,” said Travis Arnold, president and chief executive officer of Feed the Children. “Hope for a better future is made possible thanks to our partners at Nature Made.”

The event is part of a three-year partnership between Nature Made, a leading national vitamin and supplement brand, and Feed the Children. The organizations are joining forces to fight hunger and make a significant difference in the lives of American families.

About Nature Made

Nature Made® is the #1 selling national vitamin and supplement brand in traditional retail scanning outlets*. Manufactured by Pharmavite, Nature Made has developed quality vitamins, minerals and supplements for over 45 years. Nature Made adheres to strict manufacturing standards and was the first national supplement brand to have a product verified by United States Pharmacopeia (USP). Nature Made is also the national supplement brand with the most products carrying the USP Verified Mark—verification that products meet stringent quality criteria for purity and potency. Visit NatureMade.com for the latest news and offerings.

*Based in part on data reported by Nielsen through its Scantrack® service for the Total Vitamins category for the 52-week period ending 1/26/2019 in US xAOC and US Food Drug Mass channels. ©2019 The Nielsen Company.

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.