Jeff Bezos Donates $ 100 Million To American Food Banks


the Amazon ((AMZN) The CEO donated to Feeding America, a Chicago-based non-profit organization with more than 200 food banks across the United States.

Bezos posted a photo from a food bank on Instagram, captioned: “Even in ordinary times, food insecurity in American households is a significant problem, and unfortunately Covid-19 amplifies this stress. He noted that restaurants are closed, and many churches that offer free meals are also closed, due to social distancing mandates.

“This donation, the largest single gift in our history, will allow us to provide more food to millions of our neighbors facing difficulties during this crisis,” said Claire Babineaux-Fontenot, CEO of Feeding America, in a statement. .

Bezos added a link to Feeding America in his Instagram biography, saying “If you want to help,” the organization is open to donations of any size.

This is not the first time that Bezos has donated to a coronavirus rescue effort. On March 23, he was one of dozens of donors to contribute to the All in Seattle coalition which funds charitable causes, including food security and housing. The coalition has raised more than $ 27 million but has not disclosed to CNN Business how much Bezos has donated.

Social media has asked Bezos to donate some of his wealth to help Amazon workers.

In late March, Amazon donated $ 25 million to a rescue fund for Amazon employees and partners. But it has troubled and angered people that the fund page allows public donations. Amazon then edited the website to say, “Although we are not expecting anyone to do so, you can make a voluntary donation to the fund if you wish. “

Amazon noted that it was necessary to solicit public donations to set up the relief fund.

“The structure for managing a fund like this, which hundreds of companies make through the same third party, requires that the program be open to public contributions, but we are in no way soliciting those contributions,” Amazon told CNN Business in a press release. March 24.

In February, the tech billionaire pledged $ 10 billion to fight climate change after Amazon workers pressured him and the company publicly.


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