Coronavirus Prompts Heightened Foundation Support
Updated: May 11
March 27, 2020
In response to the evolving Coronavirus health pandemic, GSF Foundation has quickly taken action to help children and families in need during this unprecedented time. Foundation leaders have fast-tracked nearly $200,000 in food bank grants through matching funds for local Foundation committees.
“We’re seeing more food insecurity now, as children miss out on free school lunches and families grapple with job loss or reduced hours due to Coronavirus health and safety ordinances,” said Tess McAnena, GSF Foundation Executive Director. “Our associates are stepping up in this time of need to support the most vulnerable members of the communities where they work and live.”
A Food Engineering article published on March 20 covered the Foundation’s efforts to help neighbors in need, in response to Coronavirus. In an interview with the outlet, Dr. Wayne Morgan, GSF’s Corporate Vice President and President, Protein Products and Sustainability, shared, “At the heart of Golden State Foods, we have our associate-led, associate-funded GSF Foundation that has already taken action to help children and families in need during this challenging time. Our Foundation leaders are currently fast-tracking food bank grants and offering matching funds for our facilities’ local Foundation committees to support neighbors in need in the communities where GSF associates work and live.”