Statement attributed to Claire Babineaux-Fontenot, CEO of Feeding America
“We are profoundly grateful to be included among the stewards of MacKenzie Scott’s philanthropic contributions, along with a number of the remarkable Feeding America member food banks serving communities across the country. At a time when the world is in the grips of the devastating health and economic impacts of the pandemic, tens of millions more people in this country are struggling with the added and often daunting challenges of being food insecure. Our food banks, agency partners and volunteers have stood in the gap with and for them. With this remarkable show of generosity, Ms. Scott has fortified our efforts to ensure that people have the food they need, and communities emerge so much stronger than would be possible without her help.”
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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.