Food Donations a Relief for Four Hundred Families

 

PRESS RELEASE

Contact: Deborah Chambers

 Sr. Director of Strategic Partnerships and
Community Outreach

Cell: 202-534-9965
dchambers@missiondc.org

Release: May 7, 2018

Food Donations a Relief for Four Hundred Families

 

Washington DC—May 7, 2018—Four hundred DC-area families in need identified by Central Union Mission will receive enough food to supplement meals for a week plus daily essentials, thanks to a partnership between Feed the Children, Union Market and Central Union Mission.

The event kicks off at 11:00 a.m. at Union Market, 1309 5th St, NE, Washington, DC 20002.

Each family will receive:

  • a 25-pound box of food
  • a 15-pound box of essentials
  • a 5-pound box of AVON products,
  • Disney books for the children

According to Central Union Mission Executive Director David Tredwell, “Our community eagerly awaits this event because it takes off some of the pressure of providing healthy food for our un- and underemployed parents. Feed the Children helps people who are struggling to make ends meet so they can save their money to pay other bills.”

“We recognize hunger can’t be fought alone, but by working together, we can provide food and essentials to millions of children and families who live in poverty,” said Travis Arnold, President and CEO of Feed the Children. “The work Feed the Children does would be impossible without the support of our corporate partners.”

This is the ninth annual event Feed the Children has hosted in the DC community, where nearly 20 percent of the population lives below the poverty line. Similar events will be hosted in other major US cities during the rest of the year.

Note to Reporters and Editors:
Media is welcome, but this event is not open to the public. Participating families are pre-registered and engaged in Central Union Mission’s programs and services. Please contact Deborah Chambers at 202-534-9965 or dchambers@missiondc.org to receive media entrance or coordinate interviews.

About Central Union Mission:
Central Union Mission is a faith-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit.  In addition to its emergency shelter program, the Mission operates a rehabilitation program for men with life-controlling issues, a clothing and furniture distribution center, a retreat and recreation center with a camp for underprivileged children and a ministry to families and senior citizens. www.missiondc.org.

 

Charity Navigator awarded Central Union Mission four out of a possible four stars, which indicates that Central Union Mission adheres to good governance and other best practices that minimize the chance of unethical activities and consistently executes its mission in a fiscally responsible way. Charity Navigator is America’s premier independent charity evaluator.

 

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