Gates Gives $1.4M to Local Food Banks

12/11/08Follow @xconomy

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the world’s largest philanthropy, said today it is giving $1.4 million to provide emergency food supplies to hungry people in the Pacific Northwest. The money is going to Food Lifeline, Oregon Food Bank, and Second Harvest Food Bank of the Inland Northwest. The money will be able to provide 18 million meals to people in need, the foundation said. Local food banks say thousands of families are asking for food in a time of crisis, the foundation said.

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