As part of its commitment to helping create healthier generations, The Walt Disney Company has made a contribution to Feeding America® this Thanksgiving Day, to support efforts to get more products and increase the number of nutritious meals that are provided to children and families who need it most. .
The funds will be distributed to 30 member food banks of Feeding America in the US:
- Alameda County Community Food Prohibition – Oakland, CA.
- Capital Area Food Bank – Washington, DC
- Central California Food Bank – Fresno, CA.
- Central Texas Food Bank – Austin, TX
- City Harvest – New York, New York
- New Jersey Community Food Bank – Hillside, NJ
- Connecticut Foodshare – Wallingford, CT
- Feeding America Riverside | San Bernardino Counties – Riverside, CA
- South Florida Food – Pembroke Park, FL
- Food Bank for New York City – New York, NY
- North and Central Carolina Food Bank – Raleigh, North Carolina
- Contra Costa and Solano Food Bank – Concord, CA.
- Food Lifeline – Seattle, WA
- Greater Chicago Food Depository – Chicago, IL
- Houston Food Bank – Houston, TX
- Long Island Cares, Inc. – Hauppauge, New York
- Los Angeles Regional Food Bank – Los Angeles, CA.
- Lowcountry Food Bank – Charleston, SC
- Montgomery County Food Bank – Conroe, TX
- Northern Illinois Food Bank – Geneva, IL
- Philabundance – Philadelphia, PA
- Redwood Empire Food Bank – Santa Rosa, CA
- San Francisco and Marin Food Banks – San Francisco, CA.
- Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida – Orlando, FL
- Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina – Charlotte, North Carolina
- Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County – Irvine, CA
- Second Harvest Food Bank of Southeast Carolina – Fayetteville, North Carolina
- Second Silicon Valley Harvest – San Jose, CA.
- Treasure Coast Food Bank – Fort Pierce, FL
Disney has supported Feeding America’s efforts to end hunger in the U.S. since 2012, providing significant funding for the organization’s product programs and voluntary efforts at member food banks.
This year’s funding will help food banks provide more fresh produce to starving children and families by removing barriers to obtaining and distributing products, such as building capacity by increasing refrigeration and equipment in banks. of food or helping to store and distribute fresh produce within communities to people. who needs it most.
Last year, Feeding America raised more than 2.1 billion pounds of fruits and vegetables and plans to offer even more nutritious products to families in need this year.
In addition to the funding Disney provides each year, the company regularly donates unused food to support people in need in local communities, as part of its ongoing commitment to reduce food waste and help address food insecurity.
Each year, Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort offer more than 1.2 million meals *, as well as Disney VoluntEARS participating in efforts where cast members collect, sort, and distribute food to their local food banks. Second Harvest who are part of the Feeding America network of food banks.
Since the COVID-19 pandemic began in March 2020, Disney parks, experiences, and products in the U.S. have contributed more than $ 6.7 million in food donations to anti-trafficking organizations. famine all over the country.
“We are grateful for Disney’s multifaceted support for our work and the nearly a decade of collaboration that has helped provide much-needed meals to our neighbors facing food insecurity across the country,” said Casey Marsh, director of development at Feeding America.
“From helping us get more nutritious products, to introducing ourselves in person with its Disney VoluntEARS program, to creating crucial awareness across all of its media platforms, Disney has provided unwavering support for our work and the struggle to end hunger in America. “
For more information about Feeding America and the food bank network, visit FeedingAmerica.org/Disney.