“Beat the Virus” Campaign a Lifesaving Success!

“Beat the Virus” Campaign a Lifesaving Success!

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You really came through for us. Well, not just for us. You came through for all of the organizations below to which we have forwarded grants that will help so many to make it through the pandemic.

Thank you.

What a privilege to join you in bringing a little more goodness into the world.

What a humbling honor to have you help us remember our Jonah, and to transform our loss into blessing.

Here are the 10 grants we’ve made. SO FAR. We’re going to keep sending money to communities across America. Transcending politics, we’re going to feed people wherever we can, for the only reason that they’re hungry.

  • Oregon Food Bank collects food from farmers, manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers, individuals and government sources, and distributes that food through a statewide network of 21 regional food banks and approximately 1400 food assistance sites.
  • Food Bank of Northern Alabama supplies 8.9 million pounds of food a year to a network of over 250 food pantries, shelters and children’s programs in 11 counties of North Alabama, feeding over 80,000 people at risk of hunger annually.
  • Feeding Texas, in partnership with 21 member food banks, reaches over four million Texans each year with food and resources.
  • Good Shepherd Food Bank of Maine, with its network of 500+ partners—including food pantries and meal sites—works to meet increased need during the pandemic.
  • Feeding New York State, helping the food banks of New York State ensure that every person in every community across New York State has access to good, healthy food.
  • Food Bank of Iowa, providing food for Iowa children, families and seniors, and striving to fulfill a vision of a hunger-free Iowa.
  • Community Emergency Relief Volunteers, helping families in the local community of Northfield, Vermont, to put food on their tables during the pandemic.
  • The Covid-19 Emergency Response Fund of the First Nations Development Institute, which is helping Native American families in California, New Mexico, the Pacific Northwest, New York, Navajo Nation, Hopi Tribe and other Covid-19 hotspots, to get through these difficult times.
  • The Pico Union Project in Los Angeles, which is distributing free fresh produce, children’s books and household supplies every week to 2000 neighborhood families in the area known as El Pueblo de Los Ángeles.
  • Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, whose mission is, “We exist simply because people in our community struggle with meeting a basic human need—having enough to eat.” During the pandemic, that need has increased exponentially.

We will always miss Jonah. But we’re grateful to have had him in our lives. He inspires us to do good in his name, and The Jonah Maccabee Foundation promises to honor his life by “turning love into action.”

Thank you for supporting our work.

Very sincerely,
Ellen, Billy, Aiden, Katie and Mark
The Jonah Maccabee Foundation
Billy“Beat the Virus” Campaign a Lifesaving Success!

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