February 22, 2012

Feeding America®, the nation's largest domestic hunger-relief organization, announced today the launch of its Child Hunger Newsroom, a new way for advocates to access, share and distribute information about child hunger. The Child Hunger Newsroom will serve as a repository for official Feeding America news and announcements, facts about child hunger and ways for social influencers like bloggers and online advocates to get involved and inform their audiences. The newsroom will also aggregate news stories and blog and social media posts about child hunger from across the United States, bringing the conversation to one convenient location.

"No child should worry about where their next meal will come from," said Vicki Escarra, Feeding America's President and CEO."Nutrition is critical to children's physical development and to their ability to concentrate and succeed in the classroom. The Child Hunger Newsroom provides the facts and information that our friends and advocates and the news media need to tell the story of child hunger in the United States and the importance of getting nutritious food into the hands of every child."

Earlier this month, Feeding America launched its Blogger Council, a group of online hunger-relief advocates that will help spread the word about food insecurity in the United States and solutions to the problem. The Child Hunger Newsroom is a key resource for these advocates, providing information and aggregating content from across the Web. The newsroom launched with child hunger facts and comprehensive information about Feeding America's BackPack Program, which provides food for children over weekends and school holidays.

"Feeding America serves nearly 14 million children, and initiatives like the BackPack Program make a difference," said Gina Goff, Senior Director of Community Involvement at C&S Wholesale Grocers, the corporate partner providing funding for the Child Hunger Newsroom."The Newsroom will attract people online who want to take action on behalf of kids; it will spark conversation and learning about child hunger 24/7."

For up to date news, facts, images, videos and stories from across the Web, visit Feeding America's Child Hunger Newsroom, created thanks to funding from C&S Wholesale Grocers.


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About Feeding America

Feeding America® is the largest hunger-relief organization in the United States. Through a network of 200 food banks and 60,000 food pantries and meal programs, we provide meals to more than 46 million people each year. Feeding America also supports programs that prevent food waste and improve food security among the people we serve; educates the public about the problem of hunger; and advocates for legislation that protects people from going hungry. Individuals, charities, businesses and government all have a role in ending hunger. Donate. Volunteer. Advocate. Educate. Together we can solve hunger. Visit www.feedingamerica.org, find us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.

C&S Wholesale Grocers

C&S community involvement programs support initiatives to stop hunger and to promote the health and enrichment of communities that are homes to the company's employees and facilities.

C&S Wholesale Grocers of Keene, N.H. is the largest food wholesaler and according to Forbes magazine, the ninth largest privately held company in the United States. The company distributes food to supermarkets, retail stores and military bases across the country.

Currently, C&S serves about 3,900 stores from more than 50 locations in 10 states. Among our customers are many of America's best known companies, including Stop & Shop, Giant of Carlisle, Giant of Landover, Shaw's, Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co. (A&P), Ralphs, Safeway and Target.


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