BROOKINGS – Dale Larson, president of the Larson Family Foundation and former CEO of the Larson Manufacturing companies, announced a major commitment to three national charities today.
Feeding America, Boys & Girls Clubs of America and Habitat for Humanity will receive a total of $90 million to support their purposes:
- Feeding America will receive $30 million to fight hunger for the more than 50 million people across the country who may face food insecurity;
- Boys & Girls Clubs of America will receive $30 million to provide safe places and caring mentors for nearly 5 million youth; and
- Habitat for Humanity will receive $30 million toward its vision of a world where everyone has a decent place to live.
The Larson Family Foundation was founded in 1990 by Dale Larson to serve primarily basic human needs such as food, shelter and education in South Dakota.
“Now, the entire nation is suffering from the results of the pandemic crisis, economic recession and lack of mental health solutions,” Larson said. “Because the needs are so extraordinarily high, we decided to expand our contributions nationally and do our part to help alleviate the problems of our fellow Americans. We are our brother’s and sister’s keeper.”
Larson thanks all the employees at each of the Larson manufacturing and distribution locations for helping to make the gift possible and for making Larson a great American success story.
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About Feeding America
Feeding America® is the largest hunger-relief organization in the United States. Through a network of more than 200 food banks, 21 statewide food bank associations, and over 60,000 partner agencies, food pantries and meal programs, we helped provide 5.2 billion meals to tens of millions of people in need last year. Feeding America also supports programs that prevent food waste and improve food security among the people we serve; brings attention to the social and systemic barriers that contribute to food insecurity in our nation; and advocates for legislation that protects people from going hungry. Visit www.feedingamerica.org, find us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.