This Hunger Action Month, we're giving $100,000 to Feeding America to help replenish food banks in the communities we work in across three states. This adds to over $2 million of charitable donations that we’ve made in the US since the pandemic began.
The COVID-19 pandemic has led to more people being unemployed or underemployed and facing food insecurity; it’s estimated that more than 54 million Americans, including 18 million children, will struggle to find their next meal.
With this in mind, we’re taking action to help tackle food insecurity in our communities by partnering with Feeding America this September for Hunger Action Month.
Feeding America reaches 40 million people in need across the country and distributes 4.3 billion meals each year (helping 1-in-7 Americans). We’ll be donating $100,000 to support their work at food banks across Massachusetts, New York, and Rhode Island. The donation is a continuation of our ongoing efforts to support our local communities, adding to more than $2 million of charitable giving since the pandemic began.
“We’re committed to helping those who live and work in the communities we serve,” says Badar Khan, President of National Grid US. “One of the ways we can do that is by fighting hunger and food insecurity, alongside our partner, Feeding America, the nation’s largest hunger-relief organization. This donation is another important step in how we show up for our friends and neighbors across MA, NY, and RI.”
We’re also asking our employees to give back and join in the fight against the hunger crisis by encouraging them to raise additional donations, volunteer at a local food bank or find other ways to alleviate food scarcity this September and beyond. Donations will be made to local food banks that will directly impact the neighbourhoods where our employees and customers live and work.