$10,000 Award Will Enable the Central Texas Food Bank to Serve 40,000 Meals
IRVINE, CA – September 24, 2020 – The Mazda Foundation (USA) Inc., announced today a $10,000.00 grant to the Central Texas Food Bank to help the organization meet unprecedented demand for food caused by the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The funds will enable the Central Texas Food Bank to serve 40,000 meals to residents of the greater Austin area.
The award to the Central Texas Food Bank is one of nine grant awards that the Mazda Foundation made this month to address food insecurity in six major metropolitan areas across the United States. In total, the grants will enable the awardees to serve an estimated 730,000 meals in the next 12 months.
“The pandemic has created enormous need in communities across the country,” said Jeff Guyton, president of Mazda North American Operations and chairman of the Mazda Foundation (USA), Inc. “Addressing a fundamental need like food security is a clear expression of the Mazda Foundation’s guiding principle that what matters most is one another.”
“The Central Texas Food Bank is very grateful for this grant from the Mazda Foundation,” said Derrick Chubbs, president and CEO of the Central Texas Food Bank. “We’re seeing unprecedented demand for our services due to the pandemic and 40,000 meals goes a long way. We’re fortunate to have good community partners like Mazda, especially during these extraordinary times.”
About Mazda Foundation (USA), Inc.
As the corporate foundation of Mazda North American Operations (MNAO), the Mazda Foundation has donated more than $13 million to children’s organizations, educational scholarships, food banks, environmental programs, and disaster relief efforts since 1992. To learn more about the Mazda Foundation, please visit www.mazdafoundation.org.
About the Central Texas Food Bank
The mission of Central Texas Food Bank is to nourish hungry people and lead the community in the fight against hunger. Founded in 1981, the Food Bank provides food and grocery products through a network of nearly 300 Partner Agencies and nutrition programs, serving nearly 50,000 people every week. Headquartered in Austin, the Food Bank serves 21 counties in Central Texas, an area about twice the size of Massachusetts.