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The Hunger Project: Partnering to Create Solutions That Bring Hunger Down to Zero

By Jim Goodman, Senior Director, Major Gifts and Planned Giving, The Hunger Project
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Chronic hunger is not just about food: it is a phenomenon linked to the rights of women and girls, income opportunities, health, education, social justice, the environment, and climate change.

At the heart of all these issues is one thing: people.

World Hunger Day, commemorated on May 28th, is a time to highlight the critical need for sustainable solutions to hunger and poverty and to inspire everyone to be a part of the answer.

Connecting Kids to Bright Futures

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From the moment Milton Hershey founded a school for orphaned boys in 1909, Hershey has continued our founder’s legacy of helping children succeed and reach their full potential. Today, we leverage our reach to increase access to education, nutrition and wellbeing for children around the world through multiple initiatives, including:

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.

How Partnerships Can Respond to Rising Food Insecurity

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The number of people suffering from food insecurity continues to rise due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This is especially true for households with young children. In fact, current research shows that more than 17 percent of children in the United States now lack sufficient food. Feed the Children is working closely with community organizations, individual donors, and companies like Herbalife Nutrition to help ensure vulnerable families and communities don’t go hungry.

Designing the Needle: How Gene Editing Can Transform Our Health and Planet

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The building blocks of all life on earth are four simple letters.

A, T, C, and G—the bases of DNA—are our only truly universal language, and perhaps the key to unlocking our shared future. From designing disease and drought-resistant crops, to devising cures for hereditary disease, we learned what biotechnology can really accomplish from people working on the field’s frontier. 

Stream the episode here, or find The Tomorrow Farm wherever you get your podcasts.

Bayer Stands by Kenya and Uganda in Fight Against Desert Locust Devastation

Insecticide donation enables treatment of 170,000 hectares of the most affected fields
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MONHEIM, August 6, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Farmers in Kenya and Uganda currently fighting a devastating locust invasion and looming food security crisis are receiving help from Bayer thanks to a donation of 170,000 liters of Decis ULV insecticide. 120,000 liters will be shipped to Kenya and 50,000 liters have already been shipped to Uganda. In both countries, the product will be donated to the local governments to fight the locust swarms. The donation from Bayer, which has a material value of approximately 750,000 Euros, will enable treatment of 170,000 hectares of the most affected fields.

CRB at Animal Health in the Heartland

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On August 18th, learn from CRB’s subject matter experts covering critical, relevant topics in the animal health market at this year’s Animal Health in the Heartland symposium, where the focus will be “Whole Animal Health.”

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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.

Unusual Donation of Redfish Feeds Hungry in Florida

How Duke Energy’s Crystal River Mariculture Center pitched in to help families struggling through COVID-19
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Even though the Citrus County Family Resource Center in Florida has more people to feed because of the pandemic, families will get something special this summer. Duke Energy donated 500 pounds of redfish fillets from its Crystal River Mariculture Center to help feed about 1,500 people. 

During the summer, the nonprofit has more families to feed and fewer donors because snowbirds have returned home – and the pandemic’s economic hardships have made conditions worse.

“We’ve had a lot more people who have never asked for help before,” said Ginger West, the center’s director.

How Feed the Children Is Addressing Food Insecurity Amidst the Pandemic

By Randall Popelka and Erik Cooke
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According to current research, more than 17% of young children in the U.S. lack sufficient food — a rate 3 times higher than during the worst of the Great Recession. The escalating food crisis young children are facing today is alarming and calls for resourcefulness and resilience. Feed the Children is working diligently to adapt its programming and services to accommodate to current community needs due to the pandemic.

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