PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- PepsiCo and Feed the Children are uniting today to provide 800 families in need with a week's supply of food and essentials, allowing recipients to focus on back-to-school preparations rather than worrying about where they'll get their next meal. The event kicks off at 11 a.m. at Clara Barton Elementary School, 4600 Rosehill Street, PA, 19120
Each qualifying recipient, identified and preselected by Episcopal Community Services, will be given:
- one 25-pound box of food
- one 10-pound box of essentials
- one box of AVON products
- One 20-count Frito-Lay Smart Mix snacks
- One 20-count Frito-Lay SunChips Whole Grain Snacks
- Quaker Oats Quick Oatmeal
- Quaker Original Life Cereal
- Quaker Chewy Granola Bars
- Children's books
"We love being part of the Philadelphia community, and we're happy to give back to the people who mean so much to us." said Jim Duffy, operations manager, mid-Atlantic Philadelphia district, PepsiCo's Frito-Lay division. "We're proud to partner with Feed the Children to lighten families' loads and provide them with resources that can help set them up for a successful school year."
This is the third annual event PepsiCo and Feed the Children have hosted in the Philadelphia community, where more than 25 percent of the population lives below the poverty line. Similar events will be hosted in other major U.S. cities throughout the remainder of the year.
"Together we can be our neighbors' helpers by providing food and essentials to those in need," said J.C. Watts, Jr., Feed the Children president and CEO. "With PepsiCo and Episcopal Community services' partnership we can aid families in our nation's own backyard."
About Feed the Children
Established in 1979, Feed the Children exists to end child 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 relief. Domestically, it operates 5 distribution centers (located in Oklahoma, Indiana, California, Tennessee and Pennsylvania).
In fiscal year 2015, Feed the Children distributed 107 million pounds of food and essentials valued at $302 million to people in the U.S., and internationally, it sponsored nearly 24,500 children, addressing the root causes of poverty through child sponsorship and school sponsorship. It is accredited by GuideStar Exchange and the BBB Wise Giving Alliance as well as maintains a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator.
Visit www.feedthechildren.org for more information.
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