Charities Fighting the Coronavirus Pandemic

Renata Black, EBY Co-Founder & CEO

Nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization with a network of 200 member food banks across the country

Feeding America

Their network of food banks is uniquely positioned to help people who need it most. Per the most recent USDA food security report, more than 37 million people, 11 million of whom are children, face hunger. As the largest provider of charitable food assistance in the U.S., including in disaster and emergency situations, Feeding America provides more than 4.2 billion meals to people facing hunger each year. 

COVID-19 Response Fund

The $2.65 million fund will enable food banks to secure the resources they need to serve the most vulnerable members of the community during this difficult time. This includes building an inventory of emergency food boxes and distributing them to member food banks across the country, as well as working to get incremental funding to support other anticipated costs. Feeding America is also working with government leaders to ensure the emergency response includes strong support in food, funds, and flexibility for federal nutrition programs. 


Baby2Baby provides children living in poverty, ages 0–12 years, with diapers, clothing and all the basic necessities that every child deserves.

In the last 8 years, Baby2Baby has distributed over 70 million items to children in homeless shelters, domestic violence programs, foster care, hospitals and underserved schools as well as children who have lost everything in the wake of disaster.

COVID-19 response

Baby2Baby has been working around the clock providing basic necessities to children and families impacted by COVID-19. In one week, they distributed 1.5 million items to children across the country, but the need is growing exponentially. They need help to get basic necessities to families who have no diapers, formula or hygiene for their children. 

Save the Children

A global leader in child-focused humanitarian response.

They mobilized immediately following COVID-19 outbreak to provide support, including medical supplies and preparedness training to the most vulnerable region impacted by coronavirus. Children living in quarantine or possibly being separated from their families are especially vulnerable. In the United States alone, 30 million children who rely on school for both learning and meals are at great risk.

COVID-19 response

Training health teams worldwide how to protect themselves and prevent further spread of the disease. STC also supplies the personal protective equipment and other supplies frontline health staff desperately need. Donation to Save the Children and partner No Kid Hungry will help make sure schools and community programs have the support they need to keep feeding vulnerable children during the pandemic. 


Dedicated to ending poverty and known everywhere for an unshakeable commitment to the dignity of people.

Women and girls make up the majority of the 1.4 billion people living in extreme poverty. 

At CARE, they are committed to ending poverty — by attacking its root causes, not only its consequences. In practice, this means that they can’t just build a school — they must ensure girls’ rights to education. It means not only providing HIV and reproductive health information, counseling and testing, but also fighting for every individual’s right to be free from abuse or violence. CARE is committed to uncovering and transforming the political, social and economic relationships at the heart of poverty — their work to improve the health and well-being of women and girls is critical to that fight.

COVID-19 response

20,000 of the poorest households in the poorest countries need lifesaving hygiene items right now. CARE’s Emergency Surge Fund is distributing soap, water, and more, and is installing 10,000 handwashing stations to protect the most vulnerable from COVID-19 and other deadly diseases.


A UN organization dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women.

Global champion for gender equality, working to develop and uphold standards and create an environment in which every woman and girl can exercise her human rights and live up to her full potential. We are trusted partners for advocates and decision-makers from all walks of life, and a leader in the effort to achieve gender equality.

COVID-19 response

Women worldwide have been hit hard by COVID-19. Women constitute 70 per cent of the workers in the health and social sector globally and are on the frontlines of the response. When households are placed under strain, domestic violence usually goes up, as does sexual exploitation. COVID-19 is likely driving similar trends right now. Many women have no access to paid sick leave. If they must miss work, either because they are sick or they are self-isolating or their job site has closed down, they will lose income, and it will be harder for them to leave an abusive partner. UN Women is working to provide support to all women on the frontlines of the fight against this pandemic; promoting flexible working arrangements for women with a burden of care; and prioritizing services to prevent gender-based domestic violence.