Palestine native and Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson will be on hand to help international hunger relief organization Feed The Children distribute 400 Palestine families with boxes of food and personal care items at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 13 at Saw Mill Hollow Park (213 W Crawford Street).
Peterson will be honored at the annual Adrian Peterson Day celebration that will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, visit http:⁄⁄www.adrian-peterson.com⁄.
Adrian Peterson All Day Foundation is a Feed The Children partner agency and has pre-identified the recipient families. The boxes are designed to help supplement a family for up to one week.
“We are so excited and grateful for the opportunity to work with Adrian Peterson,” said Larry Jones, founder and president of Feed The Children. “He has a true servant heart and we sincerely appreciate his gift of kindness. Many families in Palestine are experiencing difficult times right now so this food distribution will hopefully help those families in need.”
Peterson set Vikings single-season rushing record with 1,760 yards in 2008, now holding the first and third best single-season totals in team history in only two seasons. He became the first Viking to lead the NFL in rushing in 2008 and was named “Player of the Year” by the Maxwell Club. Peterson ranks fourth in NFL history for most rushing yards in a players opening two seasons with 3,101 yards.
He re-wrote the Vikings rookie record book with one of the biggest debut seasons in NFL history en route to the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year and Diet Pepsi Rookie of the Year awards. He set new NFL single-game rushing mark with 296 yards vs. San Diego on 11⁄4⁄07. Peterson played collegiately at the University of Oklahoma, finishing second in the Heisman Trophy balloting as a freshman.
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:
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