Feed the Children, a leading nonprofit focused on alleviating childhood hunger, is working hand-in-hand with local community partner Madera County Food Bank to provide disaster relief supplies to those affected by wildfires in California.

An unprecedented fire season is wreaking havoc, with wildfires being blamed for 3,000 homes being destroyed and at least 10 deaths. California's wildfires, driven by extreme blazes in August and September, have already burned more acres than any year on record.

Through their partnership, Feed the Children and Madera County Food Bank will distribute items to help displaced residents including:

· Ready to eat food and snacks

· Bottled water

· Paper goods

· Cleaning supplies

· Hand sanitizer

· Hygiene items

· Dog food

· Blankets

"We are dedicated to making sure the families affected by these wildfires have the food and supplies they need to recover," said John Ricketts, Director of Disaster Services at Feed the Children. "So many are already dealing with the effects of the pandemic. Unfortunately, these fires have worsened their situations. We are working with our partners on the ground to distribute supplies to these families. "

While many partners are stepping forward to provide support, residents still need materials such as shelf-stable food, work gloves, cleaning supplies and water. You can help by giving monetary donations to help fulfill needs such as these.

Feed the Children is accepting monetary donations to assist communities affected by natural disasters like these wildfires. Help us provide food, hope, dignity and comfort. Visit feedthechildren.org to join our efforts.

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.