Seattle, Wash. (February 3, 2021) -- Greater Good Charities and actor Chris Pratt award nearly $650,000, including $20,000 to Lowcountry Food Bank, after successful Feed Thy Neighbor initiative to combat food insecurity across the U.S. that has been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Hunger Site by GreaterGood and 12 Tomatoes covered all credit card processing fees so that 100% of every dollar given helps, and Greater Good Charities granted out 100% of the funding received. Chris F. of Mt. Pleasant was the fundraiser's top donor locally in the Lowcountry.
These funds will support Lowcountry Food Bank hunger relief efforts in coastal South Carolina. The donation comes at a critical time to help provide meals to our neighbors impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
"Feed Thy Neighbor was created as a result of the dual crisis effecting those trying to battle food insecurity that was caused by the coronavirus pandemic," said Liz Baker, CEO of Greater Good Charities. "First there is a meal shortage for food banks serving our most vulnerable; meanwhile, these same frontline groups are experiencing a decline in donations."
Feed Thy Neighbor was conceptualized by Chris Pratt and made possible by The Hunger Site by GreaterGood, 12 Tomatoes, and Greater Good Charities. Pratt donated $100,000 in matching funds and encouraged people to donate for a chance to meet him via Zoom as well as hosted a star-studded New Year's Eve Instagram Live that included Robert Downey Jr., Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jamie Foxx and Bryce Dallas Howard.
"One in four kids in America this year may not know where their next meal is coming from," said actor Chris Pratt." The need is real. People are in pain."
Half of all donations received from the Feed Thy Neighbor campaign went to Feeding America® to help address the meal shortage that is hitting our nation's food banks. The other half are provided as cash grants to front line hunger relief organizations in areas hardest hit by the economic impacts of COVID-19 to ensure they are able to sustain their operations to help people who need it most.
To see a complete list of grant recipients from Feed Thy Neighbor, visit:
About the Lowcountry Food Bank: Feed. Advocate. Empower.
The Lowcountry Food Bank serves the 10 coastal counties of South Carolina and distributed more than 39 million pounds of food in 2020. The Lowcountry Food Bank helps fight hunger by distributing food to nearly 300 partner agencies including on-site meal programs, homeless shelters and emergency food pantries. The Lowcountry Food Bank advocates on behalf of those who experience hunger and helps empower people to make healthy and nutritious food choices. For more information, go to the Lowcountry Food Bank website and connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
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