Recognizing Detroit as one of the hardest-hit COVID-19 regions in the U.S., and to help its neighboring communities most impacted by the virus, Amazon has donated $100,000 to Forgotten Harvest.
The donation will provide more than 400,000 healthy, nutritious meals to those in need – specifically those struggling the most as a result of the pandemic.
Earlier this month, Forgotten Harvest reported seeing a more than 50 percent uptick in need for food as a result of COVID-19 leaving many without jobs or a stable income.
“We are so thankful to have companies like Amazon step up and support our community,” says Kirk Mayes, CEO of Forgotten Harvest. “Amazon’s generous donation will directly impact our ability to continue to meet the unprecedented need for food that we’ve seen in Detroit these last few weeks.”
The recent donation is reflective of Amazon’s commitment to supporting the communities in which it operates and partnering with nonprofit organizations that are actively making a difference. In addition to its donation to Forgotten Harvest, Amazon is making donations to food banks and depositories in several other states including Illinois and Ohio.
To learn more about how Forgotten Harvest is responding to the pandemic visit https://www.forgottenharvest.org/COVID19/.
For more on Amazon’s COVID-19 response, including ways it is practicing safety within its facilities, visit its blog which is updated daily.