On Sat., Dec. 19, The Hermie and Elliott Sadler Foundation and Feed the Children will provide 400 pre-identified Emporia-area families with food and essentials. The distribution will take place at the Sadler Brothers Oil Company (517 N. Main St.) from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Because hunger cannot be defeated alone, Feed the Children’s partner agencies, District 19 Community Services Board and the Family Violence and Sexual Assault Unit, have pre-identified families who will each receive a 25-pound box of food; a 10-pound box of much-needed necessities like shampoo, conditioner, lotion, and personal-care items; and a box of assorted Avon products.
This event is one of many that Feed the Children has planned across the country. In Emporia alone, 24 percent of families live below the poverty line. Often, these children are unsure where they will find their next meal.
This event is made possible by volunteers from the Hermie and Elliott Sadler Foundation and representatives from each local partner who will help with the distribution.
“We are proud to be from Emporia, Virginia and enjoy supporting our community. We feel blessed to have this opportunity. We first learned about Feed the Children through the Darrell and Michael Waltrip Brothers charity event and wanted the chance to bring food to families in our area. We’re pleased to be able to give back this close to Christmas,” said Hermie and Elliott Sadler.
“Today, we are not only providing food and necessities to these families—but also hope,” said Travis Arnold, Feed the Children Interim CEO/President and COO. “Hope for a better future that is made possible thanks to our partners at The Hermie and Elliott Sadler Foundation, District 19 Community Services Board, and Family Violence and Sexual Assault Unit, who play a vital role in helping us create a world where no child goes to bed hungry.”
About Feed the Children
Feed the Children believes that it can create a world where no child goes to bed hungry. Since 1979, Feed the Children has grown into one of the largest U.S.-based charities. It is accredited by GuideStar Exchange and the BBB Wise Giving Alliance, maintains a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, and is also a member of InterAction. Through its network of agencies, Feed the Children distributed more than $344 million in food, essentials, educational supplies, and medicine, impacting close to 9 million individuals in the U.S. and more than 4.9 million individuals internationally, for a total of 13.9 million individuals globally in fiscal year 2014. Visit www.feedthechildren.org for more information.