Wednesday, March 31, 2010

PGA Tour Reports Janzen Joins with Feed The Children

Janzen Joins Forces with Feed The Children

Mar 22, 2010

ORLANDO, Fla.—Take a semi tractor-trailer full of food, add in a two-time U.S. Open
champion and make a stop at the First Baptist Church of Orlando and a lot of good is
going to happen.
Janzen, an Orlando-area resident, will see to that as he assists in the distribution
of food and personal-care items on March 24 that will help 400 families.
This activity is the latest stop on Feed The Children’s Americans Feeding Americans
Emergency Caravan, which has helped more than 40,000 families across the country
in cities affected by the nation’s economic downturn. Feed The Children is planning
similar distributions in more than 20 major American cities this year.
Feed The Children partner agency, First Baptist Church of Orlando, pre-identified the
400 recipient families, and they will be on hand with volunteers to distribute the
supplies. Each family will receive a 25-pound box of food and a 10-pound box of
personal-care items, along with Avon products. The boxes are designed to help a
family for up to one week.
“There are many families struggling in Orlando and throughout Florida during this time
of economic hardship,” said Feed The Children’s Tony Sellars. “We are extremely
grateful for Lee Janzen for partnering with Feed The Children to help serve the
Florida has the seventh-highest rate of unemployment in the country—more than twice
the rate for the same time in January 2008. Unemployment in Florida has been in the
double-digits since May of 2009. Nearly one in eight Florida citizens lives in poverty,
including 18.3 percent of all children. Children make up nearly one-third of all Floridians
who live in poverty.

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