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Charity to help feed local families in need

Matt Miller - email

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX 19) – Families in need at one local school are getting some much needed support thanks to a local charity agency.

On Thursday March 24th, a group called Feed The Children will deliver a semi tractor-trailer full of food and essentials to Riverside Academy at 3280 River Road. The food and essentials will be distributed to students and their families later in the day.

This distribution is sponsored by White Hat Management which operates 46 public chartered schools in six states. White Hat Management says that they believe in creating powerful and successful adults by providing education options that work for their individual needs.

Feed The Children partner agency Riverside Academy has identified the recipient families. Each family will receive a 25-pound box of food and a 10-pound box of personal care items. The boxes are designed to help a family of four, for up to one week.

More than one in three children living in Cincinnati (38.4%) is considered impoverished. The number of impoverished children in Ohio (527,329) could fill Great American Ball Park 11 times.

"We are so thankful to White Hat Management for helping to provide the food and essentials to students and their families," said Tony Sellars, spokesperson for Feed The Children. "We hope more people will respond to help us put more trucks on the road and provide assistance for fellow Americans who are suffering through the current economic downturn."

Founded in 1979, 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 2009, the group says they distributed more than 111 million pounds of food and other essentials to children and their families in all 50 states and internationally. For more information, please visit www.feedthechildren.org.

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