Caterpillar Foundation Awards $1.5 Million to Feeding America

has announced a $1.5 million grant from the to increase the amount of food that gets to people in need in dozens of communities across the country.

The grant will help thirty-five local Feeding America foodbanks ensure that ample amounts of food, including fresh produce, are available to those who need it. The funds also will enable the hunger-relief organization to increase the number of meals it distributes to people through its nationwide network of foodbanks.

"We are grateful for the generous support of the Caterpillar Foundation and their commitment to making sure that everyone has enough food on their table," said Feeding America CEO Bob Aiken. "We know that we can't solve hunger alone — we have to work together. It's a shame that in our 'land of plenty' there are so many people around us who wonder how they will feed themselves or their families."

"." Feeding America Press Release 03/27/2014.