Because Feed the Children is dedicated to providing short-term hunger relief to children and families who need it, we provided food and essentials to families in two states who were affected by the federal furlough.
Feed the Children partnered with the District of Columbia Baptist Convention on Saturday, Feb. 2 to distribute food and essentials to thousands who had been furloughed in our nation’s capital.
In Oklahoma, the nonprofit provided 400 families a 25-pound box of food and a 15-pound box of essential items (such as laundry detergent, dish soap and shampoo and toothpaste) during a special event on Thursday, Jan. 24. Feed the Children also provided essentials to more than 2,600 people at a community event hosted by the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma and the United Way on Monday, Jan. 21.
“When a crisis strikes for families and they need resources, we want to work with partners to help our community,” said Clint McKnight, Director of Domestic Operations for Feed the Children. “Whether it is food or daily essentials, we want to provide the right products to help those who need it. We are truly honored to be able to help those who are affected by the recent government shutdown.”
Feed the Children works at home in Oklahoma, across the U.S. and around the world to defeat childhood hunger. If you would like to volunteer or to make a gift to help families in crisis, like those who have been affected by the furlough, visit

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.

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