800 Chicopee families receive boxes of food, personal-care items

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Eight hundred families in the Chicopee received boxes of food and other essentials Tuesday morning.

According to a news release sent to 22News, PriceRite, Feed the Children, and Pepsi gave the food and other items away in an effort to fight hunger during the holiday season.

As we approach this season of giving, the agency Feed the Children teamed up with the PriceRite marketplace in Chicopee Tuesday, filling some 800 cars with 25-pound boxes of food along with ten-pound boxes of daily essentials. The packages also included books for children.

“I need it, you can, single father need help sometimes, especially during the holiday being a single parent, raising two kids, two girls,” said Dwayne Johnson, a single father in Springfield.

The families, who were pre-identified by Revival Time Evangelistic Center, got a 25-pound box of food, a 10-pound box of person-care items, and additional food and shelf-stable items.

Feed the children, an agency based in Oklahoma City surveys the country to determine which region is most in need of their help.

“This community is in real need for assistance and feed the children looks for communities that can use their help,” said Joe Allegro of Feed the Children. “We partner with companies that are like-minded.”

PriceRite Human Resources personnel, Bill Britton told 22News, “In this particular instance we’re concentrating on children in need. So, it’s a great thing, especially as we approach thanksgiving and Christmas holidays.”

One by one volunteers filled each of the 800 cars with nutritious food, bottled water, personal care items, and children’s books. An act of kindness repeated in many American locations determined to be severely in need.

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