It gives me great pride to work for a company that cares. In December 2020, Gooi made the decision to donate to Feeding America on behalf of our clients and employees. It seemed a small thing, but it provided 10,000 meals for families in America facing food insecurity.
The added stress of the pandemic caused a surge in people needing food and the donations allow them to be ready even for the unexpected. Between March 1 and December 31, the Feeding American network distributed an estimated 5.3 billion meals. Many people never expected to be in this position with nearly 40% of the people getting food being new to food pantry services.
So much has changed in the last year, but one thing continues to be true: The Feeding America network of food banks continues to feed every single person they can. Here are some programs that donations like ours support:
- A nationwide network of more than 200 food banks and 60,000 food pantries and meal programs that are fighting hunger all across the country.
- Saving mountains worth of perfectly good food from going to waste and getting it to the food banks and the families who need it the most.
- Making more fresh produce available to hungry people.
Much like we work side-by-side with our clients who provide home mortgages in communities across the country, we appreciate this opportunity to collectively make a difference in people’s lives by providing meals.