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Nourishing Young Minds

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Beginning in 2018, Hershey has collaborated with one of the largest providers of the Midday Meal Scheme in India, Annamrita, along with IIT-Bombay and Sion Hospital. This collaboration is exploring how different foods and snacks could enhance Annamrita’s existing school lunches to provide even greater nutrition to school-aged children.

CIT Donates Meals to Veteran Families Through Mission 22

A cause nominated by a CIT Community Association Banking customer in Exeter, NH
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PORTSMOUTH, N.H. – July 30, 2020 – /3BL Media/ CIT Group Inc. (CIT) today announced that it has donated meals to Mission 22, an organization supporting the veteran community through treatment programs, memorials and community social impact.

San Diego Begins Offering Free Summer Lunches to Children

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The city is partnering with the San Diego Parks Foundation, Feeding San Diego and Albertsons Companies' Nourishing Neighbors program to help feed children.

"This help from Albertsons, Vons and Pavilions and their generous customers is the lifeline that we desperately need as the city responds to the COVID-19 pandemic."

Read the full story from CBS8.

Memphis Companies Join Forces to Help the Feeding America Network

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Food banks across the country are working tirelessly to meet the increasing demand for food assistance. As lines get longer, additional supplies are required to distribute food safely. One of the biggest needs? Boxes to pack emergency food kits.

FedEx Custom Critical Helps Dairy MAX 'Moo've Over 8,600 Gallons of Milk

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Dairy MAX, a nonprofit organization representing 900 dairy farm families across eight states, continues its commitment to serve farmers and families thanks to FedEx Custom Critical. During the month of May, FedEx Custom Critical supported Dairy MAX by donating two, temperature-controlled trucks, with lift gate capabilities, in order to distribute more than 8,600 gallons of milk to several North Texas Food Bank locations. These mass distribution sites feed families across 13 North Texas counties, making milk an essential item.

Impossible Foods and Colin Kaepernick Fight Food Insecurity and Racial Injustice

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As COVID-19 tears throughout the U.S., the coronavirus may not be the deadliest part of the pandemic. CNN reports that the resulting hunger crisis could kill more people than the disease itself, especially minorities.

Representative Kaptur's Bipartisan Resolution Highlights the Positive Impact of Gardening

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  • In a rare show of bipartisanship, Democrats and Republicans have offered a solution to growing food insecurity concerns amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Democrats and Republicans have proposed a resolution that calls for the Secretary of Agriculture to collaborate with the House of Representatives to “supply seeds, preserving materials, and manuals to help citizens grow and preserve crops from their Victory Gardens during the COVID–19 crisis.” 
  • According to the USDA's 2019 Household Food Insecurity in the United States report, 37.2 million people lived in food-insecure households in 2018. By promoting gardening, Rep. Kaptur hopes to reduce this staggering statistic.
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Highlights

  • In a rare show of bipartisanship, Democrats and Republicans have offered a solution to growing food insecurity concerns amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Democrats and Republicans have proposed a resolution that calls for the Secretary of Agriculture to collaborate with the House of Representatives to “supply seeds, preserving materials, and manuals to help citizens grow and preserve crops from their Victory Gardens during the COVID–19 crisis.” 
  • According to the USDA's 2019 Household Food Insecurity in the United States report, 37.2 million people lived in food-insecure households in 2018. By promoting gardening, Rep. Kaptur hopes to reduce this staggering statistic.

Continuing to #DoGood through “Operation Double Helpings”

by Mark Herrmann VP, Fundamentals & Structuring at NRG
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At NRG, we are driven to be active members of our communities. Many of us, both individually and collectively, give our support, our time, and our resources to nonprofit organizations dedicated to helping vulnerable members of our community. This need to help has only been heightened as we begin to understand the breadth of COVID-19.

Unique Retail Chain Provides Affordable and Nutritious Food to Low-Income Workers in Bangladesh

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DHAKA, Bangladesh, June 30, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Bangladesh-based Direct Fresh Ltd has made a renewed inclusive business commitment to Business Call to Action (BCtA) aiming to provide 1 million low-income factory workers with quality produce and essential goods at lower than market price through a unique base of the pyramid (BoP) retail chain by 2022 and hoping to reach an additional 3 million over the next five years.

FedEx Courier Personifies Passion in Support of Food Bank

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Ever see someone in need, just trying to make ends meet? It’s an all-too common sight, especially in the midst of the pandemic. Seeing people in need happens daily for FedEx driver Steve Warner as he goes out making deliveries in the community. But what can one person do?

Steve put his passion for helping people to work and decided to champion a food drive in the midst of the pandemic. With support from his leadership, and help from his team mates, they replicated their typical Christmas holiday food drive to help meet the critical need for food due to the pandemic.

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