On Friday, May 15, leading hunger relief organization Feed the Children will be joined by music artists and celebrities for the International Day of Families Benefit Special on its Facebook and YouTube Channel. Founded in 1993, International Day of Families provides an opportunity to promote awareness of issues relating to families and to increase the knowledge of the social and economic challenges affecting families. Now, more than ever, families are facing the plight of food insecurity in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis and they need our help.  

Feed the Children is working hard with its large network of community partners who are on the ground and have seen the devastation caused by the pandemic. In the U.S., more than 33 million people have filed for unemployment, leaving many to wonder where their next meal will come from. Through door-to-door and drive-thru distributions, the nonprofit and its community partners have seen more and more families in dire need. To support the growing demand for critical food and daily essentials, Feed the Children is encouraging the public to watch its benefit special featuring many celebrities and music artist such as Toby Keith, Tony Bennett and ABC’s The Bachelor Ben Higgins to learn how they can help.  

“Feed the Children is proud to have the support of many incredible people, including talented musicians, artists and celebrities to help us in our work to meet the needs of struggling families across the U.S. and around the world,” said Travis Arnold, Feed the Children president and CEO. “Due to the new reality of the circumstances we’re all facing, many families do not have the means to put food on the table. Our organization exists to end childhood hunger. And we believe if we all pull together—we can help families in a way like never before on International Day of Families.”

In the 10 countries it serves internationally, Feed the Children continues its focus on families by working with volunteers in Care Groups to ensure access to nutritious food and ensuring food security for communities, families and children. The family unit is important now more than ever when navigating through a pandemic. In several of Feed the Children’s country offices they are focused on teaching youth hygiene practices along with family physical activity tips and the value of home gardens.  

COVID-19 doesn’t discriminate. Its effects touch everyone. From mothers struggling to provide for their children, to young people worrying about their aging parents and grandparents, the impact is real. And the need is greater than ever.  

Visit feedthechildren.org/IDF to learn more about how you can get involved and bring hope to hurting families.

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.