BOISE, Idaho — Chobani has donated $25,000 to Life's Kitchen to help feed the hungry during the COVID-19 pandemic. The funds will provide around 50,000 meals, allowing Life's Kitchen to continue the charitable meal program through May 2021.
Since spring, Life's Kitchen has prepared nearly 100,000 meals for the homeless community, a 265% increase according to a news release.
“It’s been extremely rewarding to help those most in need, but it’s become increasingly difficult to do so financially because our main source of revenue – our Life’s Kitchen Café and Catering – has also been greatly impacted by COVID-19 restrictions,” said Tammy Johnson, Life’s Kitchen Executive Director. “This significant donation from Chobani is a game-changer and will enable us to reach so many more of our friends and neighbors in need.”
The release says Chobani has donated more than 7 million products to food banks and pantries in the United States during the pandemic. In November, Chobani gave 5,000 cases of yogurt to the Idaho Foodbank.
“We’ve seen food insecurity and homelessness grow at alarming rates this year,” said Peter McGuinness, Chobani President & COO. “We are so inspired by Life’s Kitchen and its shared commitment to feeding the hungry, not only during this extremely challenging year – but for the nearly two decades prior. We are grateful to help do our small part.”