As part of its commitment to help create healthier generations, The Walt Disney Company has made a contribution to Feeding America® this Thanksgiving, to support efforts to source more produce, and increase the number of nutritious meals provided to children and families who need it most.
The funds will be distributed to 30 Feeding America member food banks throughout the U.S.:
- Alameda County Community Food Ban – Oakland, CA
- Capital Area Food Bank – Washington, DC
- Central California Food Bank – Fresno, CA
- Central Texas Food Bank – Austin, TX
- City Harvest – New York, NY
- Community Foodbank of New Jersey – Hillside, NJ
- Connecticut Foodshare – Wallingford, CT
- Feeding America Riverside | San Bernardino Counties – Riverside, CA
- Feeding South Florida – Pembroke Park, FL
- Food Bank For New York City – New York, NY
- Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina – Raleigh, NC
- Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano – Concord, CA
- Food Lifeline – Seattle, WA
- Greater Chicago Food Depository – Chicago, IL
- Houston Food Bank – Houston, TX
- Long Island Cares, Inc. – Hauppauge, NY
- Los Angeles Regional Food Bank – Los Angeles, CA
- Lowcountry Food Bank – Charleston, SC
- Montgomery County Food Bank – Conroe, TX
- Northern Illinois Food Bank – Geneva, IL
- Philabundance – Philadelphia, PA
- Redwood Empire Food Bank – Santa Rosa, CA
- San Francisco and Marin Food Banks – San Francisco, CA
- Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida – Orlando, FL
- Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina – Charlotte, NC
- Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County – Irvine, CA
- Second Harvest Food Bank of Southeast North Carolina – Fayetteville, NC
- Second Harvest of Silicon Valley – San Jose, CA
- Treasure Coast Food Bank – Fort Pierce, FL
Disney has supported Feeding America’s efforts to end hunger in the U.S. since 2012, providing significant funding for the organization’s produce programs and volunteer efforts at member food banks.
This year’s funding will help food banks provide more fresh produce to kids and families facing hunger by removing barriers to sourcing and distributing produce, such as building capacity by increasing refrigeration and equipment at food banks or helping to store and distribute fresh produce within communities to people who need it most.
Last year, Feeding America secured more than 2.1 billion pounds of fruits and vegetables and plans to provide even more nourishing produce to families in need this year.
In addition to the funding Disney provides each year, the company regularly donates unserved food to support people in need in local communities, as part of its ongoing commitment to reducing food waste and helping address food insecurity.
Each year, Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort provide more than 1.2 million meals* as well as Disney VoluntEARS who participate in efforts where cast members collect, sort and distribute food to their local Second Harvest Food Banks which are part of Feeding America’s network of food banks.
Since the COVID-19 pandemic began in March 2020, Disney Parks, Experiences and Products in the U.S. have contributed more than $6.7 million worth of food donations to hunger-relief organizations nationwide.
“We are grateful for Disney’s multifaceted support of our work and nearly decade-long collaboration that has helped provide much needed meals for our neighbors facing food insecurity across the country,” said Casey Marsh, Chief Development Officer at Feeding America.
“From helping us source more nutritious produce, to showing up in person with their Disney VoluntEARS program, to raising crucial awareness through all of their media platforms, Disney has provided unwavering support to our work and the fight to end hunger in America.”
To learn more about Feeding America and the network of food banks, visit FeedingAmerica.org/Disney.