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August 28, 2015
The Caterpillar Foundation recently made an investment to help those who struggle with hunger in communities where Caterpillar employees live and work.
An investment in Feeding America, the leading domestic hunger-relief organization, will help 35 food banks serving Caterpillar communities in 49 counties. The Caterpillar Foundation grant will provide an estimated 3 million meals to approximately 440,000 people or more.
“The Caterpillar Foundation is committed to transforming lives in the communities that we serve,” said Caterpillar Foundation President Michele Sullivan. “We are committed to alleviating poverty and supporting our neighbors who may not know where their next meal will come from.”
In the United States, 49 million people face hunger each year, including 16 million children and about 5 million seniors. The Caterpillar Foundation investment will support multiple feeding programs to help fight hunger and support families in the communities where we live and work.
Those programs include, the BackPack Program, which feeds children on the weekends and during the holidays; Mobile Pantry, which brings food to distribution sites in a refrigerated food truck; Partner Agency Food Purchase and Allocation, where food banks use the grant money to purchase food for partner agencies and the Take 50 Food Fund, where the grant will be used to provide credit for partner agencies to order nutritious food for clients.
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Founded in 1952, Caterpillar’s philanthropic organization, the Caterpillar Foundation has contributed more than $600 million to help make sustainable progress possible around the world by providing program support in the areas of environmental sustainability, access to education and basic human needs. To learn more about the global impact of the Caterpillar Foundation, please visit www.caterpillarfoundation.org.
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