Google and Feeding America

The Lempert Report
January 10, 2023

Phil: So what what else is really cool is Google has teamed up with Feeding America to deliver 50 million meals. It's to their Feeding America's network of food banks and pantries across the country. And what Google is also doing is supporting their technological advancement through 10 million in funding. 

Phil: Now, this is really important, feeding America, we've, we've talked to the about them before. We've interviewed them before. There are 34 million people here in the US including 9 million kids that are facing food insecurity. So when we take a look at the importance of their work and what all of us should be doing, I can't underscore it enough. What Google also found is that in 2022 searches with the words food and prices were up 45%. And the good news is when people search for where to donate food near me, it went over 850% over the past five years. So, you know, hats off to Google for working with Feeding America very important. And we all need to do what we can to help. 

Sally: Yeah, what an amazing partnership with such a great technology company and with such a great organization that really can get food to people. And you know, there's there, you know, we've been talking about it for a while that, you know, a one way to tackle food security is through the use of technology and being able to connect with the farmers and the restaurants and not letting that food go to waste, getting it to people. 

Phil: Exactly.