In the past, some clubs have had summer programs aimed at feeding children whose meals often are supplied by the free lunch program during the school year.
Cyndi Court, executive vice president of resource development and marketing for the clubs, says the clubs typically get plenty of interest in the programs.
But this summer they're seeing major increases in hungry kids. Some clubs have considered cutting their programs for lack of private donations to keep up with demand.
The gift will help at least 200 clubs maintain their programs.