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Jake donates to Feed More to help with spike in demand

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Posted at 6:06 PM, Aug 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-31 19:10:43-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- The coronavirus pandemic is making it harder for some families to keep food on the table.

"Working in news, There are certain topics you cover that just stick with you. One of them for me -- is food insecurity -- and just how many people in our region don't know where their next meal will come from," said CBS 6 reporter Jake Burns.

CBS 6 recently spoke with Feed More about the increase in the number of people they're helping out each month.

"Pre-COVID it was about 150,000 and we believe today we're probably having to serve about 300,000," said Feed More CEO Douglas Pick.

Burns says he felt compelled to give.

"With a need that great -- as a part of CBS 6 gives -- we've made a generous donation to Feed More to help out with their spike in demand," said Burns.

Feed More says $1 can provide five meals for families in need.

If you’d like to help out too, click here.

If you or someone you know is struggling with food insecurity, click here.

You can watch previous CBS 6 Gives segments here.