Feed the Children, an international nonprofit focused on alleviating childhood hunger, is continuing its ongoing disaster relief efforts in response to this week’s tornado outbreak. The organization has also scheduled numerous events to further assist the community in the coming days.
A community volunteer event is scheduled at Feed the Children’s La Vergne Distribution Center (310 Tech Park Dr, La Vergne, TN 37086) to allow residents to pack food and essential boxes to be distributed to families affected by the deadly outbreak of tornadoes earlier this week. The event is set for Friday, March 6 from 4 to 7 p.m.
Feed the Children is also working hand-in-hand with community partners including Elijah’s Heart, Reach Out America, Hope Worldwide, 21 Reasons to Give and Operation Compassion to provide food, essentials, bottled water and disaster relief supplies to families who need support. The provided items aim to reduce the effects of damage caused by the extreme weather and to provide relief during this time of tremendous uncertainty.
Additional community events are scheduled for Saturday, March 7 at 8:30 a.m. at The Greater Nashville Church (3646 Murfreesboro Pike) and at 1 p.m. at 101 W. University, Nashville.
These efforts are supported by longtime partners including Teleperformance’s Global Crisis Fund and The Speer Foundation who have donated a combined $100,000 to support response efforts. Feed the Children’s efforts are also being supported by Niagara Bottling who has provided more than 278,000 bottles of water as well as Treehouse Private Brands, Sun Maid Growers and Recina Wines Transport who have donated more than 40,000 pounds of non-perishable food as well as cleaning supplies.
"It's important for us to stand by our neighbors during their time of need," said Amber Gregory, Employee Engagement Coordinator for Teleperformance. "Through our long-time partnership with Feed the Children, we've been able to reach families across the globe who are struggling to rebuild after a disaster."
“We certainly understand this is a very trying and uncertain time for many Nashville children and families,” said John Ricketts, Director of Disaster Services at Feed the Children. “Feed the Children is a big part of the Nashville community and we want to help our neighbors any way we can. I strongly encourage all residents, volunteers, corporate and community partners to lend a helping hand to support the families who have lost everything. Any amount, no matter how small, is appreciated.”
While many are stepping forward to provide support, families still need daily living materials such as cleaning supplies, hygiene items, food and water. You can help by giving financial gifts to fulfill these needs.
Feed the Children is accepting monetary donations to assist communities affected by the deadly storms. Every dollar given goes seven times as far to provide food, hope, dignity and comfort.
Visit feedthechildren.org to join our efforts.