Teleperformance, a leading global group in digitally integrated business services, has partnered with Feed the Children, a leading nonprofit focused on alleviating childhood hunger, to respond to the ongoing need around COVID-19 in communities across the United States. Teleperformance has sponsored three semi-trucks full of food and essentials for the hardest hit children and families living in Utah, Florida and Ohio.   

The three events, benefitting more than 1,400 families, are hosted with the help of community partners who serve as boots-on-the-ground for many residents who are currently experiencing food insecurity. In Miami, Florida, the Joshua’s Heart Foundation and the City of North Miami Beach delivered the much-needed food and essentials door-to-door to 480 families experiencing layoffs and those bound by quarantine. Volunteers for LifeCare Alliance in Columbus, Ohio also spent time making home deliveries to more 400 students missing their important school meals, the immunocompromised elderly population and homeless citizens. Utah Community Action in Salt Lake City has organized a drive-thru event for 480 families who are struggling to make ends meet due to layoffs and need support.  

Each family received a 25-pound box of shelf-stable food such as canned vegetables, cereal, peanut butter and mac ‘n cheese; and a 15-pound box of essentials with personal-care items such as shampoo, lotion and toothpaste. Through the partnership of Teleperformance and Feed the Children, children and families experiencing food insecurity during the pandemic will receive much-needed food and resources for the future.

“This is a difficult time and our communities need us to come together now more than ever,” said Travis Coates, Chief Operations Officer, Teleperformance USA. “Through working with our longtime partner, Feed the Children, we know we’re truly helping to provide families with needs of food and hygiene item. It means a lot to Teleperformance to give people hope during their time of need.”

While millions of Americans are waiting to see pending unemployment and stimulus checks, many are left to wonder how they will get their next meal. Families who have never needed help before are now finding themselves in an unfamiliar reality – living with food insecurity.  

“We believe that no child should go to bed hungry, especially during this time of fear and panic around COVID-19,” said Travis Arnold, president and CEO of Feed the Children. “This crisis has put a strain on our resources and the resources of our partners. However, through our partnership with Teleperformance we can support America’s most vulnerable during this crippling pandemic.”

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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