Today, Rachael Ray philanthropies, which include The Rachael Ray Foundation and The Yum-o! Organization, are collectively donating $4 million dollars for a COVID-19 relief plan to help support American families.
The reason why a portion of the sale proceeds from many Rachael Ray products - from pet food to pots and pans - have been directed to charitable giving since their inception becomes clear in moments like these...
The $4 million donation in combined commitments from both organizations is being directed to help fund critically needed food programs and support services for two-legged and four-legged family members alike, delivered through a network of national-reaching and regionally-focused organizations across the US.
Half of the donation’s support will be assigned to food and nutritional programs for kids and families through such partner organizations as: Feeding America, Share Our Strength, World Central Kitchen, National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation, City Harvest, Hunger Free America, Wholesome Wave, Rethink Food, and GreaterGood.Org.
The other half will be dedicated to animal welfare COVID-19 relief efforts through The Rachael Ray Save Them All Grants COVID-19 Relief Program at Best Friends Animal Society. Through this program, Best Friends, one of The Foundation's long-standing and trusted animal welfare partners, will distribute relief funds to organizations on the front lines across the country such as North Shore Animal League, Austin Pets Alive, Big Dog Ranch, San Antonio Pets Alive and Lost Our Home Rescue.
Please click through to these organizations to learn more about the important and impactful work they have done and will continue to do now and when we defeat the COVID-19 crisis.
LEARN MORE ABOUT RACHAEL RAY PHILANTHROPIES:
The Rachael Ray Foundation™ (RRF) is a private foundation that is fully funded by the proceeds from the sale of Rachael Ray™ Nutrish® whose goal is to simply support causes that are helping animals in need.
Yum-o! is a 501(c)(3) public foundation, which through its three core work areas of “Cook, Feed and Fund”, educates kids and their families about food and cooking; teams up with partner organizations to feed hungry children; and funds educational opportunities for kids who are interested in pursuing careers in the restaurant and foodservice industry.