Central Union Mission Partners with Feed the Children

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Central Union Mission Partners with Feed the Children to bring No Hunger Holidays to 400 Washington, D.C. Families

Washington, DC—November 18, 2021—Central Union Mission is partnering with Feed the Children to bring No Hunger Holidays to 400 local families this holiday season.

The community distribution event will be held Thursday, Nov. 18 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Family Ministry Center located at 3194B- Bladensburg Rd, NE. During the event, each family, pre-identified by Central Union Mission, will receive a 25-pound box of food, a 15-pound box of essential personal care items, and also a box of Avon products.

“Central Union Mission is proud to partner with Feed the Children as we work to meet the needs of hungry families in our community this holiday season,” said Joe Mettimano, Central Union Mission’s President & CEO. “We’re grateful for this partnership and the ability to provide hundreds of neighbors with hope and resources.”

As the holiday season approaches, the 13% of Washington, DC residents who are living below the poverty line, find themselves exhausted and without essential resources. This year has been difficult for the most vulnerable families who have faced widespread hardship and uncertainty because of the pandemic’s far-reaching effects.

Feed the Children, a leading nonprofit focused on alleviating childhood hunger, is holding its annual No Hunger Holidays campaign to help children, parents and caregivers fill the gap during this challenging time. The organization plans to deliver two million meals in November and December to families who need them.

“We believe that no child should go to bed hungry, especially during a time full of warmth, love and sharing,” said Travis Arnold, Feed the Children President and CEO. “But the reality is, millions of children face this hardship every day. Thanks to Central Union Mission, we are able to help these families rest a little easier knowing they don’t have to worry about where their next meal is coming from this holiday season.”

About Central Union Mission:

Central Union Mission is a faith-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and the oldest private social service agency in Washington, DC. In addition to its emergency shelter, which provides more than 60,000 bed-nights each year, the Mission operates holistic, Christ-centered transformation and workforce development programs for men, provides benefits for veterans, helps people overcome addictions, operates a food and clothing distribution center which provides food for over 4,000 people each month, runs a camp for underprivileged children, and offers a ministry to families and senior citizens. Charity Navigator has rated Central Union Mission a three-star charity, GuideStar awarded Central Union Mission a Gold Seal for our financial transparency and GreatNonProfits has given Central Union Mission a Top-Rated award.

For more information, visit www.missiondc.org.

About Feed the Children:

At Feed the Children, we feed hungry kids. We envision a world where no child goes to bed hungry. In the U.S. and internationally, we are dedicated to helping families and communities achieve stable lives and to reducing the need for help tomorrow, while providing food and resources to help them today. We distribute product donations from corporate donors to local community partners, we provide support for teachers and students, and we mobilize resources quickly to aid recovery efforts when natural disasters strike. Internationally, we manage child-focused community development programs in eight countries. We welcome partnerships because we know our work would not be possible without collaborative relationships.

For more information, visit feedthechildren.org.

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