Whats Up South Texas!: Teens create website, non-profit to combat world hunger
San Antonio Two teens have spent their time in quarantine launching a website and non-profit dedicated to providing restaurant food to those in need. We were going to an event downtown and on the way we saw some homeless people, Jain said. They said they began talking to restaurants to see if they had excess food so they could provide to homeless people. The desire to help others like this started when we went to India and the slums there and gave out a lot of food, Khater said. We hope to partner with more restaurants and donate more food, Khater said.
Food banks are closing and losing their workforce because of the coronavirus
Households with children are more likely to experience food insecurity, according to Feeding America, the country's largest network of food banks. Several food banks told CNBC they anticipate an increase in the coming months in the number of people seeking sufficient food supply for themselves and their families. Around the country, other food banks have also reported closing pantries, which often help larger banks distribute food directly to communities in need. The Capital Area Food Bank in Washington saw a 75% dip in donated food supply, CEO Radha Muthiah told CNBC. The Central Texas Food Bank has staff and remaining volunteers build emergency food boxes that hold about 28 pounds of food.cnbc.com