Amazon Donates $50K to Food Bank of Delaware
October 21, 2022
On Thursday, October 20, Amazon presented a $50,000 donation to the Food Bank of Delaware to support its home delivery programming.
“Before the pandemic, we were not able to do home deliveries. We didn’t have the capacity, and quite honestly, I don’t think we even knew there was such a need for it. As we’ve said so many times, the pandemic shined a huge spotlight on need, and people that needed us, people that maybe needed us for a long time that didn’t know we were here, and definitely people that needed us for the first time,” said Cathy Kanefsky, President and CEO of the Food Bank of Delaware. “That was the time when [Amazon] stepped up and made hope in the form of food being delivered to our neighbors and we’re so, so grateful for that. We’re so proud and so thankful to announce that thanks to Amazon our home delivery program just this past year has grown 762% and that is absolutely fantastic.”
Since the first wave of the pandemic, Amazon has partnered with the Food Bank of Delaware by lending its logistics network to support the delivery of groceries and pre-packaged meals directly to families and those disproportionately impacted by COVID-19.
This partnership, which is powered by Amazon Flex Drivers, has seen over one million meals delivered in Delaware alone since March of 2020. Amazon Flex is a program which offers individuals the ability to make deliveries on behalf of Amazon for great pay and on their own schedule.
“The Amazon Flex program is really exciting because it offers folks the flexibility to be their own bosses, set their own schedules, and most importantly to give back to their communities by working with organizations like the Food Bank of Delaware to help deliver these meals. At Amazon, we like to think of ourselves as a global company that establishes local roots. And giving back to our community is core to what we do every single day,” said Sam Fisher, Amazon Spokesperson.
“As an Amazon Flex Driver, I have the ability to build my own schedule to suit my life, be my own boss, and also to have great pay and the ability to serve my community,” said Michael Ludden, a Delaware-based Amazon Flex Driver.
Individuals interested in receiving home deliveries from the Food Bank of Delaware can sign up here.