Central Academy of Excellence, Operation Breakthrough host Feed the Children food distribution

Event helps feed 800 families in the Kansas City metro area

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(PHOTOS BY: Ray Weikal/KCPS)

Kansas City, June 15, 2017:  Kansas City Public Schools and Operation Breakthrough of Kansas City partnered to distribute meals and daily essentials provided by Feed the Children to 800 Kansas City families on Tuesday, June 13 at Central Academy of Excellence.

Community partners, including Kansas City Public Schools, Operation Breakthrough, Palestine Missionary Baptist Church and Macedonia Baptist Church, worked together to identify families in need within the Kansas City metropolitan area. Each family was provided a voucher with the details for collecting supplies. Limited walk-up vouchers were available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Provisions from Feed the Children provide enough supplemental food and necessities to help support a family of four for up to a week. These supplies included:

  • 25-lb. box of food
  • 15-lb. box of essentials
  • Box of Avon products
  • Box of Pepsi and Frito-Lay products

During the school year, 21 million American children qualify for free or low-cost school meals from school lunch programs. At KCPS, all students receive free breakfast and lunch without qualifying. However, when the school year ends, children right here in Kansas City go hungry during the summer. To help bring relief to families across the country, Feed the Children partners with local community organizations to identify families in need and distribute the food and essentials. Learn more by visiting kcpublicschools.org/central or calling (816) 418-2000.

Visit the KCPS Flickr site to view more photos.

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 5 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, the BBB Wise Giving Alliance and is rated by Charity Navigator.

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