In honor of our associates nationwide, Ferguson recently donated $100,000 to Feeding America to celebrate our eighth annual Feed the Need campaign. For nearly a decade, associates have partnered with food banks and animal shelters every spring to help strengthen the communities we serve.
Many of our neighbors are turning to food banks for the first time due to the challenges posed by COVID-19,” explained Ferguson CEO Kevin Murphy. “Nothing is more important right now than ensuring our communities are safe and healthy, and part of that is making sure that everyone has food on the table. Our generous associates donate more than 50,000 meals each year to food banks across the country and we could not let this year go by without helping our communities, especially when the need is so great.”
Feeding America’s 200 network food banks and 60,000 agency partners have seen a 60 percent increase in the number of people needing help. More than 54 million people may experience food insecurity in 2020, including a potential 18 million children. To combat the need and keep everyone safe, the network of food banks host drive-through pantries in the hardest-hit communities. Since the beginning of March, Feeding America has helped distribute 1.3 billion meals.