ELIZABETH, NJ - On Saturday, Nov. 22, Feed the Children and Trinity Christian Center (www.tcc-nj.org) will provide one truckload of food and essentials to 400 families in need from Elizabeth and the surrounding towns. Distribution of the boxes will begin at 10 a.m. for pre-registered families at Trinity Christian Center (TCC), located at 417 Pennington St., corner of West End Ave., in Elizabeth. There is one pre-registration date left: Friday, Nov. 21 from noon to 5 p.m.
TCC has pre-registered families in need who will each receive a box of food adequate to feed a family of four for one week as well as a box of basic toiletries and essentials. Avon Products is also providing a box of personal cosmetic items. This will be just one of many distributions Feed the Children has planned across the country to help our hunger crisis, and prevent children from going to bed hungry, because hunger can’t be tackled alone.
Hunger affects people all over the United States. One in five children across the nation has parents who can’t afford to buy food, toiletries such as shampoo, deodorant and toilet paper, or school supplies. In Elizabeth alone, nearly 20 percent of people live below the poverty line.
“At Feed the Children, we’re focused on helping kids be kids,” said Kevin Hagan, President and CEO of Feed the Children. “When kids are hungry, they are worrying about where their next meal will come from, and aren’t given the opportunity to just be a kid and have fun. That’s why we are trying to defeat hunger, to give kids their childhood back.”
About Feed the Children
Feed the Children believes that they should create a world where no child goes to bed hungry. Even more importantly, they believe they can achieve that goal. Since 1979, Feed the Children has grown into one of the largest U.S. based charities. They are accredited by GuideStar Exchange and the BBB Wise Giving Alliance and have a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator. By banding together to defeat hunger, Feed the Children distributed over $344 million in food, essentials, educational supplies, and medicine to over 10 million individuals in the United States and 18 other countries in fiscal year 2013.
Feed the Children also has a new brand to help them achieve their goals! For more information on Feed the Children, visit www.feedthechildren.org, www.facebook.com/feedthechildren, or on Twitter at @feedthechildren.