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Jeff Bezos to donate $ 100,000 to help US food banks

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Jeff Bezos to donate $ 100,000 to help US food banks

Billionaire Jeff Bezos, chief executive of Amazon, will donate $ 100,000 to help the United States deal with the hunger problem, compounded by the new coronavirus pandemic.

The executive will donate the amount to the non-profit organization Feeding America with the aim of helping food banks that offer food to people in vulnerable situations.

"Even in ordinary times, food insecurity in American families is a major problem and, unfortunately, Covid-19 is adding to that stress significantly," said Bezos.

Because of the new coronavirus, several restaurants that donated food to NGOs are no longer able to do so in the face of restrictive measures of social distance.

Even in ordinary times, food insecurity in American households is an important problem, and unfortunately COVID-19 is amplifying that stress significantly. Non-profit food banks and food pantries rely in large part on surplus food from a range of food businesses. For example, many restaurants donate excess food. But during this time of social distancing, restaurants are closed, and many other normal channels of excess food have also shut down. To make matters worse, as supply is dwindling, demand for food bank services is going up.? ? Today, I want to support those on the front lines at our nation's food banks and those who are relying on them for food with a $ 100 million gift to @FeedingAmerica. Feeding America will quickly distribute the funds to their national network of food banks and food pantries, getting food to those countless families who need it.? ? Feeding America is the largest non-profit focused on food security. Millions of Americans are turning to food banks during this time. If you want to help, the link to Feeding America is in my bio. They'd be excited and grateful for donations of any size.

A publication shared by Jeff Bezos (@jeffbezos) on Apr 2, 2020 at 11:00 am PDT

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