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Tony Sellars 

Office: 405-945-4077 Cell: 405-313-9890



4,000 Families to Receive Food and Supplies


New York, N.Y. (April 15, 2009) –Feed The Children’s next stop on the “Americans Feeding Americans Emergency Caravan” will be in New York City to help sustain 4,000 families in need.


Ten tractor-trailers filled with food and personal care items will be distributed on Thursday, April 23 and Friday, April 24. The April 23 distribution will begin following a press conference at 10 a.m. at Kingsbridge Armory, located at

29 Kingsbridge Road
in Bronx, NY., to help recently laid off hotel and restaurant employees affected by the drop in tourism. The April 24 distribution will begin at 10 a.m. at
175th Street
between St. Nicholas and Audubon in New York City.


Feed The Children and Joel and Victoria Osteen, working with local partner agencies ChristAliveCommunityChurch and Church of the Incarnation, will provide a box of food and a box of personal care items to recipients. The boxes are designed to help supplement a family for up to one week.


“This economic crisis is affecting so many families in the United States right now,” said Larry Jones, founder and president of Feed The Children. “Feed The Children is committed to helping as many of those families as we possibly can. We are so thankful to everyone who is helping bring hope to these struggling families and we will continue to keep them in our prayers.”

New York City is the fourth of many cities on the “Americans Feeding Americans Emergency Caravan” food distribution tour from Feed The Children.

To date, over 13,000 families have been helped by the emergency caravan. Earlier this month, Feed The Children delivered 2,000 food and personal care boxes to residents in Greenville, Mississippi. In February, Feed The Children delivered 13 semi tractor-trailers filled with food and personal care items to help sustain 5,200 families in Elkhart, Indiana. The city has been hit hard by the deteriorating  RV industry. On Feb. 19, Feed The Children delivered food and personal care items to help sustain 6,000 families in Wilmington, Ohio. The closing of a DHL plant affected one in three families in Wilmington.


April 23: A press conference will be held at 10 a.m.  The food distribution will begin

following the press conference. One-on-one interview opportunities are available following

the press conference.


·        Larry Jones, Founder and President of Feed The Children

·        Joel and Victoria Osteen, Pastors of LakewoodChurch


April 24: One-on-one interview opportunities are available with the following attendees

starting at 10 a.m.:


·        Larry Jones, Founder and President of Feed The Children

·        Charles B. Rangel, Congressman from New York


Avon Products, Inc®. has donated gift bags filled with Avon products and gift items to recipient families. Avon Products, Inc. has been a long time partner of Feed The Children.


Long-time Feed The Children partner STAR Touring & Riding Association, the only officially recognized Star Motorcycle owners group, will have members on hand to assist with the distribution.


Dan Siracusa, owner of Siracusa Moving and Storage, based in New Britain, Connecticut, has donated funds to feed 800 families.


About Feed The Children

Founded in 1979 by Larry and Frances Jones, Feed The Children is consistently ranked as one of the 10 largest international charities in the U.S., based on private, non-government support. Feed The Children is a Christian, international, nonprofit relief organization with headquarters in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, that delivers food, medicine, clothing and other necessities to individuals, children and families who lack these essentials due to famine, war, poverty or natural disasters. In FY 2007, Feed The Children distributed more than 135 million pounds of food and other essentials to children and their families in all 50 states and internationally, supplementing almost 800,000 meals each day. For more information, please visit





Rebecca Gass

Associate Director

Public Relations

Phone: 800-627-4556 x5140

Direct: 405-949-5140

Fax: 405-949-4088



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