Feed The Children will deliver five semi tractor-trailers full of food and essentials to help 2,000 families during events on Tuesday Jan. 24, Wednesday Jan. 25 andThursday, Jan. 26.
Jan. 24 - Event will begin at 10 a.m. at Essence of Hope (1320 White Street, Atlanta, GA). Hosted by Essence of Hope to help 400 families.
Jan. 25 - Event will begin at 9 a.m. at Compassion Atlanta (1300 Joseph E. Boone Blvd. Atlanta, GA). Hosted by Compassion Atlanta to help 1,200 families.
Jan. 26 - Event will begin at 9 a.m. at The African American Association of Georgia’s Distribution Center (7800 The Bluffs Street, Austell, GA). Hosted by The AAAG, Inc. to help 400 families.
Feed The Children partner agencies participating in the events pre-identified families receiving the boxes. Each family will receive a 25-pound box of food, a 10-pound box of personal care items and a box of Avon products. The boxes are designed to help a family of four for up to one week.
The distribution is part of Feed The Children’s Americans Feeding Americans Caravan, which has helped more than 330,000 families across the country since it began in 2009.
More than one in three children living in Atlanta (33.6 percent) is considered impoverished. The number of children living in poverty in Georgia (1,727,475) could fill the Georgia Dome more than 24 times.
"Our Americans Feeding Americans project continues to help those adversely affected by the economy,” said Tony Sellars, spokesperson for Feed The Children. "A lot of these people considered themselves middle class just a few years ago and are now unable to provide for their families. This distribution will provide relief for them at a crucial time.”
Feed The Children
Since 1979, Feed The Children has consistently ranked as one of the largest international charities in the U.S., based on private, non-government support. Our mission is providing hope and resources for those without life’s essentials. In FY 2010, Feed The Children distributed more than 133 million pounds of food and other essentials to children and their families in all 50 states and internationally. For more information, visit www.feedthechildren.org