BOSTON (August 5, 2010) -- Boston Celtics players Brian Scalabrine and Avery Bradley lent a hand along with members of the Celtics organization and other volunteers by distributing food for local families through Feed The Children (FTC). FTC provided two full-size trucks filled with approximately 40,000 total pounds of food and essentials to the Harborside Community Center in East Boston and the Holland Community Center in Dorchester.

"I feel very fortunate to be in the position where I can come out into the Boston community and help these families in need," Boston Celtics guard Avery Bradley said. "Whenever I have the opportunity to donate my time to a great cause like this, I plan on doing it."

The distribution is the latest stop on FTC's Americans Feeding Americans Caravan, which has helped more than 120,000 families across the country in cities that have been affected by the nation's economic downturn. FTC plans to help at least 200,000 families with the caravan by the end of 2010.

"We are so thankful to the Boston Celtics, A Better Tomorrow Services and Boston Center for Youth and Families for their help to distribute food and essentials to Boston families," Tony Sellars, spokesperson for Feed The Children said. "Boston is experiencing difficult times during this economic downturn and we hope this distribution will help to give families a hand up."