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April 23, 2020

How Food Rescue US is Helping Deliver Meals to People Who Need it Most During COVID-19

With 22 million people filing for unemployment due to the COVID-19 pandemic, food insecurity rates are rising and families are desperate to find food. To ensure food does not go to waste, Food Rescue US works with volunteer food rescuers across the country to deliver extra fresh food from businesses that have too much, to social service agencies who serve people that have too little.

• Miami, FL: 20,000 meals were donated by Tiller & Hatch, a brand of high-quality meals backed by Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez, and will be provided to thousands of unemployed workers in the hospitality sector as a result of closures of hotels, restaurants, and bars.

• Fairfield County, CT: 1,000 meals were provided by community kitchens thanks to a donation from a generous local family. These meals were delivered to seniors and agencies serving families in need. In addition, Food Rescue will manage Restaurant Meal Programs in Norwalk, New Canaan, and Greenwich.

• Detroit, MI: 42,000 burger patties were donated by Beyond Meat™. Part of the donation will be provided to local agencies and with the remaining donation to local restaurants to make meals that will be given out to any restaurant, bar, and hotel staff member currently unemployed, via curbside.

• Columbus, OH: We Are All in This Together, a campaign launched by local partners in Columbus, raised $150,000 in one week to provide meals to the food insecure. Food Rescue will help deliver these meals to agencies.

• Washington, D.C.: With an emergency grant from the Arlington Community Foundation, Food Rescue will launch a Restaurant Meal Program to support the restaurants and agencies in Arlington, VA.

To learn more about Food Rescue US and their inspiring work, please visit https://foodrescue.us/

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Schools provide critical nutrition for kids, but with schools closing in response to COVID-19, many students are losing access to meals. We have a plan to support them during these closures and beyond – but we need your help.

Donations made through this page support the No Kid Hungry campaign and cannot be designated to a specific location or effort. Your gift will be used where it is needed most. Because of the many unknowns about this pandemic and its aftermath, our standard ‘$1 can provide up to 10 meals’ equivalency may not apply to COVID-19 relief efforts. We are using every dollar to its fullest to maximize the impact you can have right now and all year long.

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