The City of Kings Mountain is partnering with Feed the Children, a leading nonprofit organization focused on alleviating childhood hunger, to bring No Hunger Holidays to hundreds of Kings Mountain area families during the COVID-19 crisis. This event will provide families with much-needed food and essentials Fri., Dec. 4, noon to 6 p.m. at the Patrick Senior Center (909 E King Street).
Each participating family will receive a 25-pound box of shelf-stable food such as canned green beans and pasta; a 10-pound box of daily essentials such as shampoo, conditioner, lotion and personal-care items; a box of Avon products and an assortment of children’s books. This year will surely be the hungriest holiday season on record as the effects of COVID-19 continue to reverberate through our most vulnerable communities. In Kings Mountain alone, more than 21% of the population lives below the poverty line, a number that has no doubt skyrocked due to the economic downturn.The items provided aim to bring relief to those who are struggling now.
“The city is pleased to be able to sponsor this much needed event this year,” said Scott Neisler, Mayor of Kings Mountain. “People are really hurting. With this unexpected windfall of funds, it was right to help alleviate food insecurity in our community and are glad we were able to fund it. Taking care of our citizens is the very core of our principles here at the City of Kings Mountain.”
No Hunger Holidays is a campaign designed by Feed the Children to feed families during the holidays, as well as bring awareness to the important issue of childhood hunger. This year’s unparalleled economic suffering will affect the most vulnerable families the most severely as temperatures drop this winter. Feed the Children is working with many corporate and community partners, volunteers and donors to make sure families receive much-needed food and daily essentials just in time for the holiday season.
“Feed the Children is proud to work alongside the City of Kings Mountain and Mayor Neisler to ensure much-needed supplies of food and essentials get into the hands of families during this holiday season,” said Travis Arnold, Feed the Children president and CEO. “When we work together, we can help even more children and families.”
Visit feedthechildren.org/NoHungerHolidays for more information about the No Hunger Holidays campaign and how you can participate.