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American Express Is Matching Donations to Feeding America up to $1M to Feed Communities Impacted by COVID-19 when Card Members Use Membership Rewards® Points Toward Their Donations

New Program is Part of Company’s $5 Million Commitment to Support COVID-19 Relief Efforts
Press Release

NEW YORK, March 24, 2020 /3BL Media/  American Express is continuing its support of organizations combatting COVID-19 with the launch of a donation matching program to help feed local communities impacted in the U.S. When U.S.

COVID-19: How Companies Are Responding

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As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve on a daily and almost hourly basis, it is an “all-hands-on-deck” situation to mitigate the health crisis that requires government, nonprofits, business and individual citizens to act and support. As we all seek to better understand how companies can be a positive force during uncertain times, we’ve rounded up a few examples of companies stepping up to support coronavirus mitigation:

Bringing Nutrition to Children in India

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More than a third of the world’s 146 million undernourished children live in India. Since 2016, The Hershey Company has been proud to partner with Annamrita, one of the largest providers of the Midday Meal Scheme in India. In 2018, Hershey’s support for Annamrita helped provide school lunches for more than 6,400 children in Maharashtra.

CIT Launches One Million Meals Campaign to Fight Hunger

Join CIT and Feeding America® to provide meals to people in need this holiday season
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NEW YORK, Nov.

A Harvest to Help End Hunger in Detroit

With access to fresh food scarce in urban areas, Forgotten Harvest works to ensure no Detroiter goes hungry.
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Regina Hartmann is a mother. Above all else – her job in compliance and ethics with Guardian Industries, or her role on the company’s charitable giving team, or her volunteer work – she’s a mom first.

And as a mom, seeing children go hungry, even in her own suburban Detroit community, was too difficult to just stand by and watch.

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

Press Release

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
Press Release

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. 

CLP India Supports New Kitchen to Serve Midday Meals to 20,000 Children

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Children’s faces light up when they hear the words “midday meals”, and they run to line up for the delicious food at the ring of the school bell. CLP India has been spreading smiles by providing midday meals to 5,000 children in Hubli in the southwestern state of Karnataka over the last two years.

“I was very weak when I was in my first grade but I am much healthier now. It’s all because of the midday meals,” says Bhagyashree Chitti, a seventh-grade student from Dharwad School in Hubli.

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
Press Release

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.

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