TWO-TIME U.S. OPEN GOLF CHAMPION LEE JANZEN AND FEED THE CHILDREN HELP ORLANDO FAMILIES IN NEED, Feed The Children Founder Larry Jones Will Be In Attendance
Orlando, Fla. (Mar. 18, 2009) International hunger relief organization Feed The Children is pleased to announce two-time U.S. Open Golf Champion Lee Janzen and Feed The Children founder Larry Jones will be in attendance at the distribution at First Baptist Church of Orlando, 3000 South John Young Parkway on Monday, Mar. 23 at 4 p.m. The Feed The Children semi tractor-trailer filled with food and personal care items will arrive at 3 p.m.
Feed The Children, working with local partner agency First Baptist Church of Orlando, will provide a box of food and personal care items to recipients. The boxes are designed to help supplement a family for up to one week.
“We are incredibly thankful that Lee Janzen has partnered with Feed The Children for this food distribution in Orlando,” said Larry Jones, founder and president of Feed The Children. “Lee has a servant’s heart for struggling families during this difficult economic time and he is committed to reaching out to those in need during his travels on the PGA TOUR.”
Janzen has won eight times on the PGA Tour, most notably the 1993 and 1998 U.S. Open. In 1993, Janzen defeated Payne Stewart at the Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield, New Jersey, en route to tying the 72-hole U.S. Open scoring record of 8-under par. Five years later, Janzen again bested Stewart to win his second U.S. Open, this time at the Olympic Club in San Francisco. Janzen came from five shots behind on Sunday, marking the best final-round comeback since 1973.
About Feed The Children
Founded in 1979 by Larry and Frances Jones, Feed The Children is consistently ranked as one of the 10 largest international charities in the U.S., based on private, non-government support. Feed The Children is a Christian, international, nonprofit relief organization with headquarters in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, that delivers food, medicine, clothing and other necessities to individuals, children and families who lack these essentials due to famine, war, poverty or natural disasters. In FY 2007, Feed The Children distributed more than 135 million pounds of food and other essentials to children and their families in all 50 states and internationally, supplementing almost 800,000 meals each day. Since its founding, the organization has reached out to help those in need in 118 countries around the globe. For more information, please visit www.feedthechildren.org.