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Amazon Delivers 6 Million Meals to People in Over 25 Cities

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) reported delivery of over 6 million meals with 7.4 million pounds of food since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic to people in need in over 25 cities across the United States as it plans to delivery a million more meals by the end of the summer.  “Amazon has a longstanding commitment to addressing right now needs – with over $100 million in donations to homelessness, hunger, and disaster relief,” said Alice Shobe, Director of Amazon in the Community. “The pandemic intensified the need for hunger relief efforts, and Amazon is committed to playing our part by donating delivery services to help food banks and community organizations get meals to the doorsteps of people in need.”

“COVID-19 and the ensuing health and economic fallout has disrupted the lives of people all over the D.C. area, hitting those we serve hardest,” said George A. Jones, CEO of Bread for the City, a Washington, D.C.-based food pantry supported by Amazon. “Amazon’s generous donation of delivery services has enabled us to reach even more of our families and seniors, helping ensure that they get the food they need to stay safe and healthy while maintaining social distancing.”

“Amazon has been a great community partner because they’ve helped to fill a gap that was a challenge for our normal operations,” said Seattle Public Schools Nutrition Services Director Aaron Smith. “Besides stepping up to help do so much, they did it with the passion and dedication that these students and families deserve.”