400 Families to Receive Food and Essentials

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Allentown, Pa. (May 9, 2014) – On Wednesday, May 14, Feed The Children will deliver one semi tractor-trailer full of food and essentials to help 400 Allentown area families. The food and essentials will be distributed at 9 a.m. at The Salvation Army (144 N. 8th


Nearly half of all children living in Allentown (43.8 percent) is considered impoverished. In fact, the number of children living in poverty in Pennsylvania (532,000) could fill Maple Grove Raceway more than 26 times.

Feed The Children partner agency, The Salvation Army, has pre-identified families receiving the boxes. Each family will receive a 25-pound box of food and a 10-pound box of personal care items. The boxes are designed to help a family of four for up to one week.

The Americans Feeding Americans program has helped hundreds of thousands of families across the country since it began in 2009. Volunteers will be on hand to help distribute boxes.

We are so thankful to The Salvation Army for helping to provide food and essentials to children and their families,” said Erin Engelke, spokesperson for Feed The Children. "We hope people will help us put more trucks on the road and provide assistance for fellow Americans who are suffering through the current economic downturn.”

About Feed The Children

Founded in 1979, Feed The Children is one of the largest international charities based in the U.S., with the mission of providing hope and resources for those without life’s essentials. Feed The Children is accredited by the BBB Wise Giving Alliance and has a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator. Using an integrated approach to defeat hunger, Feed The Children distributed over $344 million in food, essentials and medicine to over 10 million individuals in the United States, and 23 other countries in fiscal year 2013. For more information, visit www.feedthechildren.org.

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