Apple recently teamed up with actors Leonardo DiCaprio and Laurene Powell Jobs to set up a new organization that raises money “to provide food to America’s most vulnerable” affected by the epidemic. Covid-19.
The trio, along with the Ford Foundation, started the US Food Foundation with an initial $ 12 million. The foundation will receive donations through the GoFundMe platform to support World Central Kitchen and the Feeding America project. The fund will help provide nutritious meals for children through school lunch programs, low-income families, seniors, individuals who face work disruptions and others affected by pandemic.
“No one can be healthy if they are not raised well and we can only overcome this crisis if we ensure that everyone has the necessary things to look after themselves, their families and vulnerable people. love in their lives“Apple CEO Tim Cook said in a press release.
In March, the World Health Organization declared the Covid-19 pandemic on a global scale. As of last Thursday, 1 million people worldwide have been infected and more than 51,000 have died. The epidemic has prompted cities and entire nations around the world to issue quarantine orders, close shops, cancel events and demand citizens to stay home to help prevent the spread of the virus.
The US Food Foundation is Apple’s latest attempt to help in the pandemic. The group has previously donated millions and more than 10 million masks to help fight Covid-19. As one of the richest companies in the world, Apple is also facing declining demand and production issues for iPhones and other devices. In January, Apple warned that the Covid-19 outbreak in China would prevent it from meeting revenue projections for the March reporting period.
Feeding America Project
World Central Kitchen is an organization founded in 2010 by renowned chef Jose Andrés to deal with various disasters around the world. Andrés went to places like Puerto Rico and California devastated by wildfires to cook for those who were hurt by the crisis. During the Covid-19 pandemic, World Central Kitchen distributed fresh meals to isolated cruise passengers as well as providing food to vulnerable communities and health workers through distribution points. mobile and restaurant partners.
“In times of need, a plate of food is both an essential nutrient and a message of hope to the community that we are cared for and we are here to make sure that tomorrow, everything will be better.” , Andrés said.
Feeding America is also the largest American hunger relief organization, serving more than 40 million a year through a network of 200 food banks and 60,000 food storage and meal programs. The group launched the Covid-19 Reaction Fund to help member food banks secure the resources needed to continue operations while adjusting the distribution process to comply with health and safety regulations. during a pandemic.
“Before the Covid-19 pandemic, 37 million people in this country did not have regular access to nutritious meals – including 11 million children and 5.5 million elderly people,” said Claire Claire, Executive Director Babineaux said. “These numbers are increasing rapidly, and it is important that we gather together into a bloc and may support our neighbors in this critical time.”
Powell Jobs, wife of the late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, she is also one of the richest women in the world, has become a major philanthropist through Emerson Collective. The company is described as a hedge fund and venture capital fund – bought a majority stake in The Atlantic and Axios magazines as well as many social assistance activities.