BRISTOL, Tenn. (May 9, 2014) – On Friday, May 9, Feed The Children will deliver a semi tractor-trailer full of food and essentials to help 400 Bristol area families. The food and essentials will be distributed at 4 p.m. at the Teleperformance Call Center (2536 W. State St.).
Teleperformance is a longtime supporter of Feed The Children and is sponsoring the event. Employees from the Bristol Call Center will also be on hand to help distribute boxes.
More than one in four children living in Sullivan County (30 percent) are considered impoverished. In fact, the number of children living in poverty in Tennessee (377,066) could fill Bristol Motor Speedway more than two times.
Feed The Children partner agency the United Way of Bristol, Tennessee will pre-identify 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.
“We are so thankful to Teleperformance and their employees 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.”
“On behalf of Teleperformance, volunteers and those we help and serve in our communities and around the globe, I wanted to say that we are very grateful to be working with a great charitable partner, such as Feed The Children,” said Ashley Quillen, spokesperson for Teleperformance’s Citizen of the World Team. “It is through collaborations of foundations, businesses and individuals like you that we are able to make a difference not only in our own communities, but around the globe.”
About Feed The Children
Founded in 1979, Feed The Children is one of the largest 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
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