Employees at a Shreveport company played Santa Claus to 400 Shreveport families today after a “Feed the Children” tractor-trailer full of food and essentials pulled into their parking lot.
Cars began lining up early this morning at the circle drive in front of Teleperformance Center at 5800 Bert Kouns Industrial Loop in Shreveport for the distribution of boxes that began just before 10 a.m.
ForTeleperformance employees, today was the culmination of an effort that goes onall year. Longtime supporters of Feed the Children, employees donate a smallamount out of each paycheck. Shreveport is one of several food distribution locations sponsored by Teleperformance employees this year.
The Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana and The Salvation Army identified the recipient
families. Each family received a 25-pound box of food and a 10-pound box of personal care items. The boxes are designed to help a family of four for up to one week.
More than one in three children living in Shreveport (34.8 percent) is considered impoverished. In fact, the number of children living in poverty in Louisiana (299,799) could fill Independence Stadium more than five times.
“We are so thankful to Teleperformance and their employees for helping to provide
food and essentials to children and their families,” said Erin Engelke, spokesperson for Feed the Children.
"We hope people will help us put more trucks on the road and provide assistance for
fellow Americans who are suffering through the current economic downturn.”
“On behalf of Teleperformance, volunteers and those we help and serve in our
communities and around the globe, I wanted to say that we are very grateful to
be working with a great charitable partner, such as Feed the Children,” said
Kerry Black, spokesperson for Teleperformance’s Citizen of the World Team.
“It is through collaborations of foundations, businesses and individuals like you
that we are able to make a difference not only in our own communities, but
around the globe.”
About Feed the Children
Founded in 1979, Feed the Children’s mission is to provide hope and resources for those without life’s essentials. A BBB Wise Giving Alliance accredited charity, Feed the Children is one of the largest charities based in the U.S., providing more than 350,000 children around the world with a hot, nourishing meal every day. Here in the U.S., nearly 10 million people receive assistance each year from food and supplies distributed through more than 1,200 local partner agencies. For more information, visit www.feedthechildren.org
(NYSE Euronext Paris: FR 0000051807), the world’s leading provider of
outsourced CRM and contact center services, has been serving companies around
the world by developing and managing customer acquisition, customer care,
technical support and debt collection programs on their behalf. In 2009, the
Teleperformance Group achieved €1.848 billion revenues (US$2.6 billion –
average exchange rate at December 31, 2009: €1 = US$1.39). The Group operates
about 83,000 computerized workstations, with more than 100,000 employees
(Full-Time Equivalents) across 270 contact centers in 50 countries and conducts
programs in more than 66 different languages and dialects on behalf of major
international companies operating in various industries. www.teleperformance.com