In the wake of the global hunger crisis unfolding under the strain of the COVID-19 pandemic, Jeunesse has donated $300,000 USD to food bank organizations on the frontlines of tackling this critical problem. The aid has been provided through the company’s nonprofit foundation, Jeunesse Kids.
Around the world, an estimated 2 billion people now face moderate to severe food insecurity. Children are particularly vulnerable, with 41% of those under the age of 15 at risk of hunger.
The Global FoodBanking Network (GFN) provides meals to those in need through its network of 949 food banks across 44 countries. The grant to GFN will enable immediate hunger relief, keeping food bank warehouses stocked and trucks running, while also helping food banks scale operations to meet demand.
GFN will allocate a portion of the grant to its European Food Banks Federation partner to help its network of food banks in 29 countries respond to a 30% increase in food assistance need.
Prior to the pandemic, food insecurity was at a 20-year low in the United States. However, with an average increase in need of 60%, it is now estimated that one in four U.S. children may go hungry.
A grant to Feeding America will help the organization’s network of 200 food banks and 60,000 food partners support children and families across the country, 40% of which are seeking food assistance for the first time.
“Children are particularly hard hit by food insecurity, and the ramifications for their physical and cognitive development can be long lasting,”
said Jeunesse Chief Visionary Officer Scott Lewis.
“We are proud to support the world’s leading food bank organizations as they rise to meet this extraordinary challenge.”
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