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Burke Corporation Donates more than 38,000 Pounds of Food to the Midwest Food Bank

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NEVADA, Iowa, October 29, 2019 /3BL Media/ Burke Corporation (Nevada, Iowa), a subsidiary of Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE: HRL), recently donated over 38,000 pounds of fully cooked beef crumbles to the Midwest Food Bank in Illinois.

“Doing our part to help fight food insecurity is important to our team members,” said Chad Randick, president of Burke Corp. “We are proud to provide this donation to the Midwest Food Bank to help those in need.”

Addressing the British Food Waste Problem

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Although the U.K. is one of the richest countries in the world, many people are struggling to afford food while there are estimates that up to 95% of a supermarket’s surplus food goes to waste. Inspired by this, a group of Legg Mason employees in London volunteered with The Felix Project, a charity which collects surplus food from supermarkets and wholesalers and delivers it to more than 200 charities and schools across the capital.

Whole Kids Foundation Raises $5.6 Million to Improve Children’s Nutrition

Campaign funds grants for salad bars, school gardens and educational beehives to reach 655,000 kids and provide health and wellness education for 7,500 teachers
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AUSTIN, Texas, October 29, 2019 /3BL Media/—Whole Kids Foundation announced today that $5.6 million was raised through its annual Growing Healthy Kids campaign at Whole Foods Market stores that will fund K–12 school programs in the U.S., Canada and the U.K. that change the way we feed our kids. The funds raised include a $1 million customer donation match by Whole Foods Market. 

Sodexo Partners With 70 Universities to Host Largest Farmers Market @ Campuses Across America

Initiative Highlights Local Sourcing, Celebrates Fresh Produce and Promotes Nutrition During Partnership for a Healthier America’s Healthy Campus Week
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GAITHERSBURG, Md., September 19, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Today’s college students are more invested than ever in where their food comes from and what they are eating.

Walgreens and Vitamin Angels Reach 200 Million Women and Children with Life-Changing Vitamins

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September 16, 2019 /3BL Media/ Walgreens and non-profit Vitamin Angels announced today that they have supported more than 200 million women and children in the U.S and around the world through their partnership to improve child and maternal health.

Smithfield Foods Donates More Than 30,000 Pounds of Protein to Mid-Ohio Foodbank During September’s Hunger Action Month

Kroger Joins the 40th Stop of Smithfield’s 2019 Helping Hungry Homes® Tour
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COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 6, 2019 /3BL Media/ –  Smithfield Foods, Inc. and Kroger have joined forces to donate 30,000 pounds of protein to Mid-Ohio Foodbank.

Feed Our Kids. Fuel Our Future. Albertsons Companies and Albertsons Companies Foundation Begin Sixth-Annual Hunger Is Campaign to Raise Money for Breakfast Programs for Kids.

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BOISE, Idaho,  September 4, 2019 /3BL Media/ — After raising $30.2 million since 2014 to transform the lives of 200,000 children in need, Albertsons Companies and Albertsons Companies Foundation are once again teaming up with their customers across the country to help make sure every kid starts the day with a healthy breakfast.

From Minnesota to Africa, Local Nonprofit Connects Food Experts Worlds Apart

Minnesota-based Partners in Food Solutions connects U.S. food experts with smaller African companies looking for new ways to feed large populations.
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By Kristen Leigh Painter

The audio crackled as the web-based technology strained to connect people worlds apart. Some voices were louder than others. Some suddenly dropped. But Rose Barry managed to catch promising partial sentences about peanut butter.

“The peanut butter installation ...” (static) “ ... started operating about a day ago ...”(dead air) “We had a bit of a breakdown ...” (static) “The mix is working really well.”

Wiping Out Hunger in Africa Could Cost Just $5bn. What Are We Waiting For?

Ripping off the bandage of food aid and investing in self-sufficiency is the only way to fight malnutrition
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An independent study commissioned by the IFC (International Finance Corporation of the World Bank Group) and conducted by the University of Chicago estimates that from 2016 to 2031, AIF will generate $756m for the people of Rwanda. If this initiative was replicated just 75 times, we could achieve lasting food security in Africa.

General Mills Gives Back to the Community Through Child Nutrition Initiatives

By Gaver Chatterjee
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General Mills is a global food company that Makes Food People Love, popularly known in India by its brands; Pillsbury, Nature Valley, Haagen Dazs and Betty Crocker among others. Featured prominently on its website is the statement: Our devotion to community and planet drives the way we give back and do business.

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