COVID-19 has presented a complex crisis unlike any we have ever faced: Arriving swiftly and powerfully like a natural disaster and persisting like the worst of recessions. Because of COVID and the economic fallout, at least 1 in 4 of us are experiencing some level of food insecurity.
Thanks to an incredible outpouring of support, we have scaled our work to levels we didn’t expect to reach for many years. We expect to provide 53 million pounds of food this year – a 64 percent more than the last full fiscal year before COVID. We also estimate needing an additional $1.5 million per month in expenses, most of which is related to our response and recovery efforts.
The economic effects of COVID-19 will extend far beyond the health crisis. We know we have a long, steep climb ahead of us. Thank you for trusting us with this important work and joining us in the fight against hunger.