Feeding America said it is 'deeply grateful' for Jeff Bezos' 'generous' gift
Millions of Americans are turning to food banks during these difficult times as millions of jobs are at risk
San Francisco: Amazon Founder and CEO Jeff Bezos has announced to donate $100 million to US food banks to help them feed a growing number of out-of-job Americans during the ongoing new coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
In an Instagram post, Bezos said he wants to support those on the front lines at nation's food banks and those who are relying on them for food with a $100 million gift to @FeedingAmerica.
Despite the criticism, Feeding America said it is "deeply grateful" for Bezos' "generous" gift.
"This donation, the largest single gift in our history, will enable us to provide more food to millions of our neighbors facing hardship during this crisis. Countless lives will be changed because of his generosity," Claire Babineaux-Fontenot, CEO of Feeding America, told WTHR.
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