Feed The Children is partnering with Avon and professional basketball all-star Carmelo Anthony and the Carmelo Anthony Foundation to provide 800 families living in the Bronx with food, essentials and turkeys.
This distribution is part of its ongoing commitment to help families recovering from Hurricane Sandy. Since Hurricane Sandy hit the east coast in 2012, Feed The Children has sent nearly three million pounds of food and essentials to help communities with recovery efforts.
Feed The Children partner agency Madison Square Garden Boys & Girls Club 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.
More than one in four children living in New York City (30 percent) is considered impoverished. In fact, the number of children living in poverty in New York (900,626) could fill the Madison Square Garden more than 45 times.[quote]We are so excited and proud to team with Carmelo Anthony and Avon,” said Kevin Hagan, CEO and President of Feed The Children. “There are families living in New York City who are still recovering from Hurricane Sandy and this distribution will help us fulfill our mission that no child or family should go to bed hungry.[/quote]
Also on November 15, Carmelo Anthony and the Carmelo Anthony Foundation is sponsoring a food distribution in Baltimore, Maryland with Love Crowd Christian Light Church. Boxes of food and essentials will benefit 400 families in Carmelo’s hometown of Baltimore.
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