Newmark Philanthropies commits $15 million to address food insecurity

Newmark Philanthropies commits $15 million to address food insecurity

Craig Newmark Philanthropies has announced a $15 million commitment to address food insecurity across America.

The commitment, which boosts the grantmaker's efforts to combat hunger to $25 million since October, will support a three-pronged approach to the issue: ensuring that people have access to food today, tackling the issues that drive hunger so people can feed themselves tomorrow, and working to create a new economic normal in which all Americans are food secure. Led by the Bob Woodruff Foundation, the network includes DC Central Kitchen, FareStart, Feeding America, God's Love We Deliver, and World Central Kitchen.

"People in America are going to bed hungry, and that pisses me off. I'm working with good, effective food organizations to get people fed now, but it's not just about today," said Craig Newmark, who established the foundation in 2016. "We have been successful in providing millions of meals during this pandemic, but our job is far from finished. I hope everyone will join me in doing what you can to fix this solvable problem."

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