Posted on April 12, 2021
How CREDO funding to Feeding America is helping to alleviate hunger in America
Since the beginning of the pandemic last year, millions more Americans have struggled to put food on the table. In fact, 42 million people, including 13 million children, may be facing hunger because of the pandemic, with a 55% increase in people seeking help from food banks.
Thankfully, CREDO grantee Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization, has been on the frontlines of the hunger epidemic to ensure vulnerable communities and those who require help the most get the assistance they so desperately need. In the last year alone, Feeding America has distributed 6 billion meals and counting.
And thanks to our members, who helped us donate $51,620 last July as well as 200,000 meals to families in need last Thanksgiving season through Feeding America, CREDO is humbled to do our part to help Feeding America provide to those in need.
With these donations, powered by our members who use our products and services every day at no extra cost to them, Feeding America coordinated with the USDA to secure over 1.7 billion pounds of food through the Farmers to Families Food Box (CFAP) program. Although the program had been slated to end in December 2020, the USDA announced an additional round of CFAP distributions with deliveries to that are taking place from late January to late April 2021. These additional pounds will help food banks meet the sustained increased demand for food.
The organization also achieved major policy wins to help address the unprecedented need created by the pandemic and to strengthen critical programs like SNAP now and in the future.
Feeding America would like to share a quote from a recent client that expresses her gratitude for incredible donors like CREDO:
“Without the food bank my family and I wouldn’t be able to make it this month. I have volunteered many times here before, in the client choice pantry, warehouse and cooler. No words can convey my gratitude to the angels that work, volunteer and donate here!” – Denise
If you’d like to learn more about Feeding America’s critical work to connect people with food and end hunger, please visit https://www.feedingamerica.org/.