The Foodbank to get $450K from donation by Amazon’s Jeff Bezos

Ohio National Guard members help load food into trunks at The Foodbank at 56 Armor Place in Dayton. STAFF/JIM NOELKER

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Ohio National Guard members help load food into trunks at The Foodbank at 56 Armor Place in Dayton. STAFF/JIM NOELKER

The Foodbank will be getting about $450,000 of a donation that Jeff Bezos made to Feeding America.

Feeding America will be electronically transferring the funds to The Foodbank in the next 48 hours, said Lee Laura Truesdale, chief development officer for The Foodbank.

Bezos recently made a $100 million donation to Feeding America to help member foodbanks, like The Foodbank in Dayton, deal with increased need during the coronavirus pandemic.

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The Foodbank will give half of the $453,707 to its partner agencies across Montgomery, Greene and Preble counties. The other half of the donation will be spent on sourcing food.

“Food is what people need most,” Truesdale said. “And we’re really excited to be able to help our partner agencies respond to the increased need we’ve seen.”

Bezos is a businessman best known as the founder and CEO of Amazon.

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