The timing of MJ's donation is excellent, as Feeding America warned earlier this month that more than 54 million Americans could soon be facing food insecurity -- a number that rivals recession statistics.
That's roughly 16% of the population, more than 1 in 6 Americans. The sum represents roughly 17 million more people than were going hungry before the coronavirus outbreak, Feeding America estimates.
"What we've seen has been, unfortunately, a steady level of greatly, significantly increased need since the pandemic started," said Katie Fitzgerald, the nonprofit's chief operating officer. "About 40 percent of the people who are showing up for food distributions have never before had to rely on charitable food assistance."