As everyone knows, homelessness and hunger are problems that affect not only the poorer nations of the world but also in highly developed countries like the United States. Over the past decades, plenty of nonprofit organizations have come into existence which is involved in fighting against hunger, and among those organizations, Operation Food Search is particularly influential. However, such organizations need plenty of money in a donation to keep doing their jobs and more often than not, they depend on donations from the general public as well as from corporations.
In a new development, American’s retail banking giant Bank of America has made a donation of $30,000 to Operation Food Search. According to reports, the donation is going to be used towards the summer meals program, that is run by the organization. It is well known that there is an onset of food problem for those below 18 years of age when schools are not in session and Operations Food Search seeks to address that particular problem through the summer meals program.
The summer meals program had been going on a much smaller scale in St. Louis, but following the donation from Bank of America, the organization is planning an ambitious expansion. It is going to be expanded in St. Louis City and St. Louis County, as well as in nearby counties to raise the total number of children who are covered under this particular program. Kristen Wild, who is the Executive Director of Operation Food Search, spoke about the subject of hunger. She said,
Hunger negatively impacts education, health and the economic vitality of our state both now and for future generations. Our program works thanks to the participation of companies like Bank of America because they recognize childhood hunger is a regional issue that needs to be eliminated.
However, it is important to note that nothing has been mentioned whether this donation from the Bank of America is a onetime thing or is it going to be continued in the years to come. One would hope it is the latter.