CHICAGO, Nov. 12, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Best-selling author, entrepreneur and philanthropist Tony Robbins has partnered with Feeding America, the nation's largest domestic hunger-relief organization, to help provide 100 million meals* to families in need. Now in its final months, Robbins increased his personal commitment to 57 million meals to help inspire even more generosity to Feeding America. His goal is to provide the 100 million meals to Feeding America and its network of 200 local food banks before the December holidays this year.
All of the author's profits of his recently published book, MONEY Master the Game, have been donated in advance by Robbins, which in conjunction with an additional personal donation, will provide more than 57 million meals to those facing hunger this year. Food will be distributed through Feeding America's network of food banks that reach every county in the United States.
"Feeding America is grateful for our partnership with Tony Robbins. Through the 100 Million Meals Challenge and his latest extraordinary gift, he has once again demonstrated his tremendous leadership and commitment to solving hunger," said Diana Aviv, CEO of Feeding America. "Tony's incredible generosity has inspired countless individuals across the country to join together and help ensure that every family has access to life-sustaining food and stability. Feeding America is honored to work alongside Tony in our shared vision of a hunger-free America."
Tony Robbins faced food insecurity as a child and has supported the anti-hunger programs for more than three decades.
"It's a tragedy that in the United States, the richest country in the world, 48 million people, including 15 million children, may go to bed unsure if they will have a meal tomorrow. I know that those are more than startling statistics -- those numbers are human beings suffering -- and I came from one of those families," said Tony Robbins. "I've now worked with Feeding America for more than five years and I can tell you that their dedicated nationwide network serves every day to alleviate not only hunger but fear and uncertainty as well. I hope you'll join us in this mission; together let's create a deeper, lasting impact."
To learn more about Tony Robbins and to get involved in the 100 Million Meals Challenge visit feedingamerica.org/100millionmeals.
About Feeding America
Feeding America is the nationwide network of 200 food banks that leads the fight against hunger in the United States. Together, we provide food to more than 46 million people through 60,000 food pantries and meal programs in communities across America. Feeding America also supports programs that improve food security among the people we serve; educates the public about the problem of hunger; and advocates for legislation that protects people from going hungry. Individuals, charities, businesses and government all have a role in ending hunger. Donate. Volunteer. Advocate. Educate. Together we can solve hunger. Visit www.feedingamerica.org, find us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.
About Tony Robbins
Entrepreneur, Author & Peak Performance Strategist
Tony Robbins is a bestselling author, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. For more than 37 years, millions of people have enjoyed the warmth, humor, and the transformational power of Mr. Robbins's business and personal development events. He is the nation's #1 life and business strategist. He's called upon to consult and coach with some of the world's finest athletes, entertainers, Fortune 500 CEOs, and even presidents of nations.
Robbins is a founder of or partner in more than a dozen companies in industries as diverse as a 5-star Fijian island resort to custom 3D-printed prosthetic limbs. Through the Anthony Robbins Foundation and his matching funds, Tony feeds 4 million people per year in 56 countries. He has also initiated programs in more than 1,500 schools, 700 prisons, and 50,000 service organizations and shelters. He lives in Palm Beach, Florida.
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SOURCE Feeding America