Make a $ 3.2 million effect by helping the kids raise $ 400,000 in 4 weeks
OKLAHOMA CITY, September 1, 2021 / PRNewswire / – America is beginning to recover from the economic crisis caused by the pandemic, but there is still no end in sight for the millions of children who don’t have enough to eat. You might be surprised to learn that one in six children in the United States faces hunger or food insecurity – which means they may not know how to get their next meal. That’s why Feed the Children, a leading nonprofit focused on child hunger relief, has made September Defeat Hunger Month and committed to making it happen $ 400,000 in four weeks. Thanks to our generous partners, every dollar multiplies eight times – provided $ 3.2 million in food and staples for struggling US families.
Many children and their families, hardest hit by the pandemic, are facing new hardships. Unemployment benefits are running out, back rent payments have to be made, and the demands of new jobs can lead to unexpected frustrations and stretched family budgets. For many, this difficult time could mean additional hunger, food insecurity, malnutrition, and other painful consequences.
Feed the Children works 365 days a year to satisfy hunger and improve the lives of vulnerable children and families The United States. But the organization cannot do it alone. They work with public and private partners to ensure everyone, everywhere, has access to the safe, healthy, and nutritious food they need.
Working with a network of community partners, the nonprofit distributes long-life groceries and essential household items and disaster relief supplies to children and families to help them live stable lives, while providing them with food and resources to help them today.
Darren is a single father who lives in the country with his two daughters and two sons Oklahoma. As a landscaper, he could always find enough work that he never needed before to seek help. COVID-19 quickly changed that. As with many parents, Darren’s sudden loss of income from underemployment was compounded by the pressing issue of childcare after school closes. He found himself in a difficult position.
“Work went downhill immediately after the pandemic and then the kids had to come home from school,” he says. “I had to stay at home more with my children. I still work as much as possible, but I can’t work as much as I need to.”
Fortunately, just before schools reopened, Darren heard from a family member about a pantry and a ride back to school in his area. There he gathered enough groceries and supplies he could afford to focus on other important things his children needed, such as clothes and shoes.
Feed the Children has five distribution centers in The United States including Bethlehem, Penn., Elkhart, Ind., LaVergne, Tenn., Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. and Chandler, Aris. serving as regional hubs to provide long-life and much-needed groceries to families in all 50 states and the US District of Columbia.
In addition to her work in the United States, Feed the Children also works in eight countries around the world serving families in The saviour, Guatemala, Honduras, Kenya, Malawi, the Phillipines, Tanzania and Uganda. There, the nonprofit offers a child-centered approach to community development that highlights four key programs including food and nutrition, health and water, education and livelihoods. The organization’s efforts provide an opportunity for parents to acquire the skills they need to raise well-fed and thriving children.
In the United States and around the world, Feed the Children distributed more than 87.8 million pounds of groceries and staples worth more than $ 361 million in fiscal year 2020. Our partnerships and programs benefited around 5.6 million children and their families in the US and more than 1.7 million internationally, benefiting more than 1.7 million children and their families worldwide.
Learn more about how you can help increase $ 400K in four weeks during Defeat Hunger Month, visit feedthechildren.org/DefeatHungerMonth. With the generous support of our partners, each gift is multiplied eightfold to deliver groceries to families in the US and around the world.
About feed the kids
At Feed the Children we feed hungry children. We imagine a world in which no child goes to bed hungry. In the United States and internationally, we are committed to helping families and communities live stable lives and reduce the need for tomorrow’s help while providing them with food and resources today. We distribute product donations from corporate donors to local community partners, we provide support for teachers and students, and we quickly mobilize resources to support recovery efforts in the event of natural disasters. At the international level, we manage child-centered community development programs in eight countries. We welcome partnerships because we know that our work would not be possible without partnership relationships.
Visit feedthechildren.org for more information.
SOURCE Feed The Children, Inc.