NS Commits $400,000 to Combat ‘Food Insecurity’

Written by Carolina Worrell, Senior Editor
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NS on Sept. 28 announced a commitment of $400,000 in grants to 31 food banks located across the states served by the company.

The funds and continued partnership with these food banks, NS says, will “directly support local efforts to combat food insecurity, as well as other assistance initiatives supporting children, families and senior citizens, building on the railroad’s longstanding commitment of supporting these critical community organizations.”

NS Director of Corporate Giving Kristin Wong

“Every community is home to families impacted by food insecurity. NS is furthering its partnership with more than 30 food banks to feed and assist those in need,” said NS Director of Corporate Giving Kristin Wong.

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), more than 34 million people in the country, including nine million children, are food insecure. Many households that experience food insecurity do not qualify for federal nutrition programs and visit their local food banks and other food programs for extra support.

Food banks receiving a grant from NS include:

  • America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia
  • Atlanta Community Food Bank
  • Central Illinois Foodbank
  • Central Pennsylvania Foodbank
  • Chattanooga Area Food Bank
  • Community Food Bank of Central Alabama
  • Community Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Indiana
  • Facing Hunger Foodbank (W.Va.)
  • Feeding Southwest Virginia
  • Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri
  • Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina
  • Food Bank of Delaware
  • Food Bank of Northeast Georgia
  • Food Bank of Northern Indiana
  • Food Finders Food Bank (Ind.)
  • Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia
  • Freestore Foodbank (OH)
  • Gleaners (Ind.)
  • God’s Pantry Food Bank (Ky.)
  • Greater Chicago Food Depository
  • Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank
  • Harvesters (Mo.)
  • Lowcountry Food Bank (S.C.)
  • Mid-Ohio Food Bank
  • Montgomery Area Food Bank
  • Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee
  • Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina
  • Second Harvest Food Bank of North Central Ohio
  • Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Tennessee
  • Toledo Northwest Ohio Food Bank
  • Tri-State Food Bank (Ind.)
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