Something Good: Feed The Children Goes Extra Mile To Help Families

Wednesday, September 9th 2020, 6:29 pm

You could call it a caravan of caring.

"Our CEO came in and he said, ‘hey, we really need to do something, we've got to fill this gap, and so he said, hey, I want to do something big,’" said Aaron Hazel, event planning manager for Feed the Children.

As in big rigs, loaded with thousands of pounds of food and school supplies.

Off the semis went Tuesday morning to ten different cities, delivering the cargo to various schools.

"Feed the Children's heart is to be with the families and to help bring families out of poverty and to give them resources that they need just so their kids can have that good education," said Hazel.

The trucks delivered to school districts from Ada to Lawton.

One of the sites was Mayfield Middle School, part of Putnam City Schools.

"If a student doesn't have food, they can't learn," said Mayfield Middle School Principal Ben Hodges.

PC schools is doing virtual learning for at least the first nine weeks.

Mayfield already hands out free curbside breakfasts and lunches to any of their 900 students that want them. This event is helping families pack their pantries even more with 25-pound boxes of non-perishable foods.

Families and kids also picked out all the school supplies they could carry.

"It's great to have community members and nonprofits out there in the community that are willing to support what we do here," said Hodges.

If you added up all the food and supplies that Feed the Children distributed on Tuesday, it would equal about 37 tons.


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