DALLAS, Sept. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Eight hundred Dallas families in need will receive enough food to supplement meals for a week plus daily essentials, thanks to a partnership between PepsiCo, Albertsons, Tom Thumb and Feed the Children. The event kicks off at 11 a.m. CT at CitySquare Opportunity Center, 1610 South Malcom X Blvd., Dallas, Texas.
This distribution event is part of a larger initiative between PepsiCo and Feed the Children to help feed communities in cities throughout the United States. In Dallas alone, nearly 18 percent of the population lives below the poverty line1.
The receiving families have been identified and preselected by CitySquare, a Dallas-based nonprofit organization dedicated to fighting the causes and effects of poverty through service, advocacy and friendship.
"We are excited to serve and partner with Feed the Children, Albertsons, Tom Thumb and City Square supporting our friends and neighbors in the Dallas community," said John Dean, region vice president, Texoma zone, PepsiCo's Frito-Lay division. "Frito-Lay and PepsiCo are committed to giving back to our communities where we live and work, and providing enough food to supplement meals for a week is a small way we can make a difference."
As part of the event, PepsiCo will contribute a variety of foods and beverages to participating families. For their part, Albertsons and Tom Thumb are donating fresh produce and many shelf-stable products.
Each qualifying recipient at today's event will be given:
- One 25-pound box of nonperishable food items
- One 15-pound box of personal-care items
- One box of AVON products
- Books from Disney Publishing Worldwide
- One 20-count bag of Frito-Lay Baked & Popped Mix snacks
- PepsiCo beverages
- Life Original Cereal
- Standard Quaker Oats
- Chewy Granola Bars
- Canned Vegetables
- Apple Juice
- 2lb bags of Rice and Beans
- Peanut Butter
- Tuna Fish
- Mac and Cheese
- Fresh fruit and vegetables
Volunteers from PepsiCo, Albertsons, Tom Thumb and Feed the Children will be onsite serving families and assisting with distribution during today's event. For more information, visit www.feedthechildren.org.
About Feed the Children
Established in 1979, Feed the Children exists to defeat hunger. It is one of the largest U.S.-based charities and serves those in need in the U.S. and in 10 countries around the world. It provides food, education, essentials and disaster response. Domestically, it operates five distribution centers (located in Oklahoma, Indiana, California, Tennessee and Pennsylvania).
In fiscal year 2016, through its domestic and international programs, Feed the Children distributed 105 million pounds of food and essentials worldwide with a total value of $415 million, working with partner agencies to benefit 5.9 million people globally. It is accredited by GuideStar Exchange and the BBB Wise Giving Alliance.
Visit www.feedthechildren.org for more information.
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