Milwaukie, OR—Bob’s Red Mill is making a $150,000 commitment to No Kid Hungry, a national campaign to end childhood hunger in America, according to a press release.
This builds on the company’s actions over the course of the past 10 years, during which they’ve supported the Oregon Food Bank, Zenger Farm, and other organizations striving to provide healthful meals and nutrition education to Oregonians. Bob’s Red Mill regularly donates thousands of pounds of whole grain-based foods and employee volunteer hours; this past year alone, it donated more than 360,000 pounds of food.
The new partnership will support No Kid Hungry’s ongoing efforts to increase kids’ access to programs like school breakfast, after school and summer meals. Jill Davis, SVP of corporate partnerships for Share Our Strength, said in the release: “One in six kids in America will face hunger this year. Our goal at No Kid Hungry is to feed those children who don’t have enough food. And through partnerships with companies like Bob’s Red Mill, we are working toward that goal.”
Upcoming seasonal fundraising efforts will allow Bob’s Red Mill’s fanbase to join the company in supporting the cause.
Dennis Vaughn, CEO of Bob’s Red Mill, said in the release: “A partnership with No Kid Hungry means we can help take a crack at childhood hunger from a new angle—continuing to help fill the gap through food donations, while also supporting those who drive policy decisions and help build food access programs at scale.”