PROVO, Utah (March 2, 2012) – On Thursday March 8, Feed The Children will deliver two semi tractor-trailers full of food and essentials to Community Action Services and Food Bank. The food and essentials will be distributed to families in need at 10 a. m. in the LDS Church parking lot at 888 South Freedom Blvd. in Provo.
The event is part of Feed The Children’s Americans Feeding Americans Caravan, which has helped more than 340,000 families across the country since it began in 2009.
Feed The Children’s partner agency Community Action in Provo has identified the recipient families. 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 for up to one week. Nu Skin will generously provide families with nutritious VitaMeal®, a food specifically formulated to meet the nutritional needs of malnourished children.[*]
More than one in six children living in Utah is considered impoverished. The number of impoverished children in Utah (135,565) could fill Brigham Young University’s Marriott Center nearly six times.
Feed The Children’s corporate partner Nu Skin will have employees on hand to help unload the semi tractor-trailers and distribute the food and essentials. The Nu Skin family of customers and distributors has donated more than 250 million servings of VitaMeal through the Nourish the Children initiative to Feed The Children for distribution to malnourished children around the world. VitaMeal is a nutrient-dense food with 25 essential vitamins and minerals. In addition, Nu Skin has consistently supported Community Action with food donations each year.
“We are so thankful to Nu Skin and Community Action for their cooperation in helping to provide food and essentials to so many families in need this year,” said Tony Sellars, spokesperson for Feed The Children. “A lot of these people considered themselves middle class just a few years ago and are now unable to provide for their families. This distribution will provide relief for them at a crucial time.”
Feed The Children
Since 1979, Feed The Children has consistently ranked as one of the largest international charities in the U.S., based on private, non-government support. Our mission is providing hope and resources for those without life’s essentials. In FY 2010, Feed The Children distributed more than 133 million pounds of food and other essentials to children and their families in all 50 states and internationally. For more information, visit www.feedthechildren.org
[*] These statements have not been evaluated by the FTC. VitaMeal is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.