In the United States, hunger’s roots go deep and specifically in Columbus, Ohio where 22 percent of households live below the poverty level and are at risk of going to bed hungry. That’s why The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation and Teleperformance have partnered with Feed the Children to kick off “GET READY FEST” Columbus– an event that provided 800 pre-identified Columbus--area families in need with wellness resources, food and essentials. On October 17 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., Get Ready Fest sponsors and volunteers met at Second Baptist Church at 186 N. 17th Street in Columbus to offer a number of activities and distributed food and personal essentials, as well as an overall day of fun for youth.
The event included a Kids’ Zone where youth experienced an array of fun activities including face painting. Big Brothers Big Sisters were also be on-site to sign up children to participate in their programs as mentees.