The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Donates More Than 1 Million Pounds of Food to Feeding America Gift Makes the Church the Largest Institutional Faith-Based Donor to the Leading Domestic Hunger-Relief Organization
CHICAGO, May 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Feeding America, the nation's leading non-profit hunger-relief organization, is pleased to recognize The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as a Supporting Partner in the mission to end hunger nationwide. With food donations totaling more than 1 million pounds during Feeding America's current fiscal year, the Church is the only faith-based donor to have achieved Supporting Partner status with the organization.
Most recently, the Church's donation of food includes a robust product mix of fruit, vegetables and proteins. This month, Feeding America's national network of food banks will distribute this food to community food pantries, soup kitchens, and shelters to help families in need.
The Church has demonstrated a long-standing commitment and profound capacity to feed the hungry. While it has a history of supporting many individual Feeding America food banks, within the last few years the Church has increased national donations, significantly affecting hunger relief in communities across the country.
"The commitment from our Supporting Partners helps make Feeding America's work possible and provides hungry Americans with food, hope and dignity every day," said Bob Aiken, president and CEO of Feeding America. "Thanks to the generosity of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, this most recent donation will provide the equivalent of 625,000 much-needed meals."
Hunger exists everywhere—in every county and every community. Last year, Feeding America provided 2.82 billion meals to 37 million people in all 50 states, Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico.
About Feeding America
Feeding America provides low-income individuals and families with the fuel to survive and even thrive. As the nation's leading domestic hunger-relief charity, our network members supply food to more than 37 million Americans each year, including 14 million children and 3 million seniors. Serving the entire United States, more than 200 member food banks support 61,000 agencies that address hunger in all of its forms. For more information on how you can fight hunger in your community and across the country, visit http://www.feedingamerica.org. Find us on Facebook at facebook.com/FeedingAmerica or follow our news on Twitter at twitter.com/FeedingAmerica.
Angela De Paul
SOURCE Feeding America