Some of the busiest people in North Texas have been Amazon’s fulfillment workers and delivery folks. They have been true game changers for many who couldn’t get out during the weeks of COVID-19 shelter-in-place.
Now the Amazon crew has made a huge delivery to the North Texas Food Bank — $100,000. That amount will result in 300,000 healthy nutritious meals being provided for “those who have been negatively impacted by the pandemic” in 13 North Texas counties.
Let’s do the math on this donation. If North Texas Food Bank, alongside the Texas National Guard, is providing at least 60,000 family meal boxes a week, Amazon’s donation will serve up nearly five weeks’ worth of food.
According to Amazon’s Coppell Fulfillment Center Site Leader Eric Arnold, “Access to food is something countless Americans are struggling with right now, and as a part of the Texas community we want to help our neighbors during this critical time. We’re honored to support the North Texas Food Bank and give back to those working tirelessly to support the needs of our community.”
While the reopening of the country ramps up, there are still countless families who are out of work and desperate for healthy meals. For some, it is the first time they have had to reach out for help. In other words, the open sign may be out, but the need for food continues.
* Graphic courtesy of North Texas Food Bank