Amazon gives back to the Central Valley’s youth through a surprise donation

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Amazon is doing some good in the Central Valley.

On Nov. 30, leaders from the distribution center in Fresno donated a $10,000 check to student-run programs by the Central California Food Bank, according to a news release.

The donation is part of the company’s “Rise & Smile” month where employees around the world are encouraged to do good in their communities.

The donation is in effort to feed thousands of food insecure children in the Central Valley, the news release says.

The food bank provides food to more than 220 agencies to Fresno, Madera, Kings, Kern and Tulare counties and it serves more than 280,000 people each month.

“We were honored to help the Central California Food Bank process even more food to support families throughout the region,” says Ankush Pole, general manager of Fresno’s Amazon fulfillment center.

The food bank’s president and CEO, Andy Souza, says they appreciate Amazon’s generous donation and look forward to continuing their relationship.

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