David Taylor, P&G's group president of global home products said, "P&G is proud to partner with Kroger and Feeding America on this Live, Learn and Thrive effort. Through our company's cause, we aim to reach more than 50 million children in need every year with programs that help them get off to a healthy start, receive access to education, and build skills for life. This initiative will make a meaningful difference for the children who face this widely unknown issue in our country."
About Feeding America's programs focused on fighting child hunger:
-- Kids Cafe Programs: Kids Cafe's provide free meals and snacks to
low-income children through a variety of existing community locations
where children congregate such as Boys and Girls Clubs, churches or
public schools. The Kids Cafe program is the most expansive
child-feeding program in the nation with over 1,700 established Kids
Cafes in operation.
-- About the BackPack Program: The BackPack(TM) Program is designed to
meet the needs of hungry children at times when other resources are not
available, such as weekends and school vacations.Backpacks are filled
with nutritious food and distributed to children to take home on
weekends and holiday vacations.
Procter & Gamble has partnered with Feeding America (formerly known as
America's Second Harvest) for over 20 years, providing essential products
for needy families, and food for children who would otherwise go hungry.
Many essential P&G products cannot be purchased with food stamps, making
product contributions that much more valuable to the food banks. Food banks
nationwide face a growing challenge, as risin
|SOURCE Feeding America|
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