Jeunesse’s nonprofit foundation, Jeunesse Kids, has donated $300,000 to support food bank organizations. This philanthropic initiative was created to address the global hunger crisis caused by the pandemic, with 41% of children under the age of 15 at risk of being food insecure.
Donations will benefit the Global FoodBanking Network (GFN), which provides meals through a network of 949 food banks across 44 countries; the European Food Banks Federation, which partners with food banks in 29 countries; and a grant to Feeding America, which works with 200 food banks and 60,000 food partners to support children and families across the country, 40% of which are seeking food assistance for the first time.
“Children are particularly hard hit by food insecurity, and the ramifications for their physical and cognitive development can be long lasting,” said Jeunesse Chief Visionary Officer Scott Lewis. “We are proud to support the world’s leading food bank organizations as they rise to meet this extraordinary challenge.”