Little Rock, AR -- When food donations in Arkansas were running low due to the ice storms that began on Dec. 12, Feed The Children came to the rescue and supplied more than 15 tons of food and Christmas toys to needy families. In Little Rock, Lt. Gov. Winthrop Rockefeller and Little Rock Mayor Jim Dailey along with volunteers from the United Keetoowah Band Indian tribe from Southern Oklahoma braved cold temperatures and unloaded the 18-wheeler packed with supplies.
For more than 20 years, Feed The Children, a Christian, international, non-profit relief organization with headquarters in Oklahoma City, has created and developed one of the world's largest private supply organizations dedicated to feeding hungry people. Corporate sponsors, including many of America's farmers and food processors, donate the majority of food distributed by Feed The Children. The organization works closely with a network of many hunger-fighting organizations from across America. They partner with food pantries, feeding centers and churches to distribute the food.
Last year, Feed The Children sent 337 truckloads of emergency supplies to the victims of a string of deadly tornadoes in Oklahoma and Kansas. Each year the organization provides emergency assistance to victims of natural and man-made disasters throughout the United States.
Feed The Children is one of many volunteer agencies that assisted those affected by the recent ice storm that struck Arkansas. Federal Emergency Management Agency officials recognize that the presence of volunteer agencies and the work they conduct is invaluable to all communities. "The quality of life for many has been enhanced by the unselfish acts of these agencies and their volunteer staffs," said FEMA Federal Coordinating Officer Joe D. Bray.