Due to the pandemic, Feeding America reports more than 42 million people may experience food insecurity, including a potential 13 million children.

February brought a new food drive to AFS members–Feeding the Hungry. The goal of this food drive was to partner with vendors to identify sponsored products, that when purchased, a specific amount would be donated to local food banks. The total number of units sold of sponsored items was  3,125,348.

The second component was donations from guests. During checkout, they were asked if they’d like to donate to help feed those in their local community. Guests donated over $101,000.

After all the donations and sponsored items were tallied, a total of $301,000 is being donated to local food banks and pantries to help those living with food insecurity.