- Melinda Murphy
Millions to feed the hungry
Amazon’s Jeff Bezos has committed to donate $100 million and Oprah Winfrey $1 million to support those facing food insecurity due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Bezos’ donation to Feeding America is the largest single gift in the charity’s history. Winfrey’s donation to support the America’s Food Fund launch adds to another $9 million she’s donating to other food causes, an incredibly generous commitment for a single individual.
Leonardo DiCaprio, Laurene Powell Jobs and Apple, and the Ford Foundation have helped launch America’s Food Fund with $12 million in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The initiative will be hosted by social fundraising platform GoFundMe and will benefit World Central Kitchen and Feeding America.