Disney Donates $1.5 Million to Feeding America to Promote Nationwide Access to More Nutritious Foods

In just a couple of weeks, families will gather to give thanks and spend time together. At Disney, we’re getting in the spirit of the season by saying thanks and giving back with Feeding America.

On Tuesday’s episode of ABC’s The Chew, we announced a $1.5 million donation to the nation’s leading hunger-relief organization, which will provide grants to 60 food banks across the nation to help expand their local fresh produce sourcing and distribution programs.

Creating healthier generations is a commitment of the Disney Magic of Healthy Living program, and this donation helps promote that mission by increasing access to nutritious foods for families who need it most. Additionally, Disney’s support will help Feeding America serve more than 12 million children this year.

Some of our biggest stars are showing their support for the donation as well. To help spread awareness and inspire communities to share the joy through single acts of kindness, Disney|ABC developed special TV spots that will air throughout November and December on Disney Channel, Disney XD, ABC and ABC Family.

“We are delighted that Disney is deepening its commitment to support Feeding America by helping to bring much-needed fresh fruits and vegetables to people facing hunger throughout our nation,” Feeding America CEO Diana Aviv said. “Together, along with the public’s support, our food bank network will be able to supply additional healthy fresh produce to help nourish kids and families in need.”

If you’re looking to make a difference with Disney and Feeding America, visit FeedingAmerica.org/BeInspired. There you can find out more information about volunteer opportunities at your local Feeding America food bank.