Last month we posted about The Walt Disney Company’s $1 million donation to help fund hurricane relief. This month, Disney started the holiday season with another $1 million contribution to “Feeding America.”
The nation’s largest hunger-relief and food rescue organization, Feeding America supports produce programs and volunteer efforts at more than 30 Feeding America network food banks across the U.S., improving access to nutritious foods, including fresh fruits and vegetables, for children and families who need it most.
“We know the people we serve are making difficult tradeoffs to survive and that produce is one of the most requested items at our food banks,” said Blake Thompson, chief supply chain officer at Feeding America in a release from The Walt Disney Company. “We are committed to expanding our fresh produce offerings to food banks, and Disney is helping us nourish and strengthen the families we serve.”
The donation continues a relationship between Disney and Feeding America that began in 2012.
Funding from this year’s gift will be used by food banks to provide fresh fruits and vegetables to kids and families facing hunger by removing barriers to source and distribute products within the community. This effort includes increasing refrigeration and equipment at food banks, enabling them to provide even more nutritious meals to kids and families.