We hope you were able to enjoy the Thanksgiving Holiday – this year’s was like no other in memory. We were heartened by the amount of media coverage focused on food insecurity right now. It’s staggering. Over 50 million people and more than 1 in 4 children are not getting enough to eat. Most have turned to food banks, food pantries and shelters for help. Those organizations have turned to the public for support. And the public has responded. Our part of it all is to provide organizations with an easy and effective way to raise donations of healthy food and we’re thrilled to be working with hundreds of organizations looking to help in this way. It was heartwarming to see this support particularly on #GivingTuesday.
We’re continuing to see a growing number of organizations reaching out to us to make their food drives happen, so its going to be a busy December. We worry about what happens in the new year. Food insecurity will be just as big a challenge during a time when donations typically drop. We hope that changes as we head into 2021 and people continue to give.