First State Feeds Families in Need
Delaware Fatherhood and Family Coalition - Saturday, November 29, 2014
What an Awesome Day!! On Wednesday, October 29th, First State Community Action Agency partnered with Feed The Children and Playtex Energizer to provide 800 boxes of food, toiletries and other necessities to families in need. This is the second year First State has partnered with Feed the Children and Energizer to bring relief and support Delaware families.
The distribution event took place at Playtex in Dover, Delaware. Vehicles lined up as early as 8:00 in the morning for their boxes of food, Avon Products, and toiletries. More than 50 Volunteers from partnering organizations, including officers from the Delaware State Police and Dover Mayor Robin Christiansen, helped load food and toiletry boxes into their recipient vehicles.
The weather couldn't have been better—the rains held back and the sun kept its shine, giving us a magnificent, Spring-like day! And what a beautiful day it was to serve!! What a joy it was to serve! Truly those who received greatly benefitted and were most grateful.
First State wishes to thank all those who took part in this momentous effort. Thank you to all the sponsors—Feed The Children, Energizer, First State; the Mayor of Dover Robin Christiansen, and all the volunteers and supporters who made this event possible!!
Rest easy, knowing you've put a smile on a child's face and helped to ease the burden of a family in need.
Feed The Children is an international non-profit Christian organization providing food, clothing, educational supplies, medical equipment and other necessities to needy individuals. Founded in 1979 and guided by Christian values, Feed The Children's mission is to provide hope and resources for those without life's essentials. In the U.S., Feed The Children partners with over 1,200 local agencies, including food pantries, churches, and soup kitchens, to distribute meals and necessities to more than 400,000 families nationwide. Additionally, Feed The Children supplies backpacks filled with ready-to-eat meals, toothbrushes, school supplies and age appropriate books to homeless students enrolled in public schools with the hope of providing a sense of normalcy for children. For more about Feed the Children,