Reliance Standard Life Insurance Company (Reliance Standard) and Matrix Absence Management (Matrix) announced a $59,000 contribution to Feeding America®, the largest domestic hunger-relief organization in the United States. Feeding America is a nationwide network of 200 food banks, 21 state associations, and more than 60,000 local partner agencies, food pantries and meal programs.
“Throughout this pandemic, food insecurity has increased significantly around the country,” said Thea Valero, director of Diversity, Engagement and Inclusion for Reliance and Matrix. “With employees and customers in every state and territory, we are proud to support these efforts to work to end hunger in communities throughout the U.S.”
According to the USDA, more than 38 million people, including 12 million children, in the United States are food insecure. Last year, Feeding America provided 6.6 billion meals to tens of millions of people throughout the country.
“Hunger is an issue in every county in our country. One in five people turn to the charitable food system for assistance,” added Lauren Biedron, vice president of Corporate Partnerships at Feeding America. “We are grateful for the generosity of the team at Reliance and Matrix, which comes at a critical time as demand on food banks remains high. These dollars will help provide more meals to people who need it most.”
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