- The richest man in the world Jeff Bezos has revealed a ‘$100 million donation to Feeding America’ to help feed a growing number of out-of-job Americans.
The rich world has been continuously coming forward to pledge their support to help fight the COVID-19 pandemic, and Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos is the latest name to participate in this cause.
The richest man in the world Jeff Bezos has revealed a ‘$100 million donation to Feeding America’ to help feed a growing number of out – of-job Americans.
The 56-year-old billionaire took Instagram to share the news, saying, “Feeding America will rapidly distribute the funds to its national food banks and food pantries network, providing food to those countless families who need it.” Food scarcity is impacting many American households, and the pandemic has only worsened the tension.
Bezos has stepped in to help fix the crisis, as non-profit food banks and food pantries are dealing with a diminishing supply.
Working on the issue in his article, Bezos wrote, “Non-profit food banks and food pantries depend primarily on surplus food from a variety of food businesses. For example, many restaurants donate excess food. But, during this period of social distance, restaurants are closed, and many other usual sources of excess food have also shut down.
“This gift, the greatest single gift in our history, will allow us to provide more food to millions of our neighbors facing poverty during this crisis. Due to his generosity, countless lives will be changed,” Claire Babineaux-Fontenot, CEO of Feeding America, told WTHR.
With $12 million in response to the coronavirus pandemic, Leonardo DiCaprio, Laurene Powell Jobs and Apple, and the Ford Foundation have helped launch America’s, Food Fund. The project will be run by a GoFundMe social networking network and will benefit World Central Kitchen and Feeding America.
Oprah Winfrey said she was contributing $10 million to coronavirus relief efforts on Thursday, including a new campaign to help poor Americans get food during the coronavirus outbreak.
Winfrey, one of the richest and most powerful women in America, announced its social media networks.
“In total, I’m pledging $10 million to support Americans in communities around the country and places where I grew up during this pandemic,” she said. Winfrey, 66, was born into Mississippi poverty and raised in Milwaukee and Tennessee.
Part of the money will go to the new initiative called America’s Food Fund, launched in partnership with Apple Inc., Laurene Powell Jobs, Ford Foundation and actor Leanardo Di Caprio.