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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has announced he will be donating $100 million to Feeding America to help battle hunger during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Bezos announced the donation via Instagram with the following message: “Even in ordinary times, food insecurity in American households is an important problem, and unfortunately COVID-19 is amplifying that stress significantly. Non-profit food banks and food pantries rely in large part on surplus food from a range of food businesses. For example, many restaurants donate excess food. But during this time of social distancing, restaurants are closed, and many other normal channels of excess food have also shut down. To make matters worse, as supply is dwindling, demand for food bank services is going up.⁣

Today, I want to support those on the front lines at our nation’s food banks and those who are relying on them for food with a $100 million gift to Feeding America. Feeding America will quickly distribute the funds to their national network of food banks and food pantries, getting food to those countless families who need it.⁣”

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