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Aramark Salutes School Lunch Heroes; Provides 20 Million Meals to Students During Covid-19 Crisis

Nation’s Leading Food & Nutrition Service Provider Partners with Local Communities to Assist Students and Families in 298 School Districts, Serves One Millions Meals Daily
Press Release

April 28, 2020 /3BL Media/ - In celebration of School Lunch Hero Day (May 1) and in the midst of the largest public health crisis in recent history, Philadelphia-based Aramark (NYSE: ARMK) is saluting the dedicated school nutrition professionals across the country.

International Paper Provides Funding to Mid-South Food Bank

Donation provides additional support to fight food insecurity in the company’s hometown
Press Release

MEMPHIS, Tenn., April 27, 2020 /3BL Media/ – International Paper has made a $220,000 donation to Mid-South Food Bank to support year-round hunger relief efforts. The donation is above and beyond the company’s recurring $100,000 pledge to support the organization’s ability to respond to food insecurity in its 31-county service region.

We’re Making Food and Giving It Away

By Kevin Hunt

A program we’re calling “manufacture to donate” works just like it sounds.

Several of our plants are now making food, boxing it up, and sending it straight to Feeding America. The organization is providing it to its network of 200 member food banks, food pantries and meal programs.

It’s another way we’re addressing the urgent need for hunger relief during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Helping Meet a Massive Hunger Need

By Kevin Hunt

“Never seen anything like it.”

“It’s a wave of need.”

“A perfect storm.”

Those are the words of some of the people who work for food banks around the world, in media reports in recent days, about the surge in demand for food due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Job losses and school closures are largely to blame due to stay-at-home orders, as well as health concerns.

United Airlines Employees Convert Cargo Facilities Into Food Distribution Centers

Employee-led initiative supports local food banks as demands to feed families in need dramatically increases
Press Release

CHICAGO, April 21, 2020 /3BL Media/ - United Airlines today announced that it has transformed one of its cargo facilities at George Bush Intercontinental Airport into a food distribution center to aid the Houston Food Bank's efforts to feed families in need during the COVID-19 crisis. 

The idea to convert the cargo space came from one employee, Mark Zessin, a United baggage team member who spends his days making sure customers' belongings get where they need to. Now, he's leading a team of hard-working employee volunteers at the bustling facility.

BrightFarms Feeds America


BrightFarms has a mission to provide access to the freshest, most responsibly grown local produce to improve the health of more Americans. 

This is taking on a whole new meaning during the current COVID-19 pandemic, which is why BrightFarms is considered an essential service by the U.S. government.  

General Mills Announces “Manufacture to Donate” Initiative to Address Urgent Hunger Needs

The Company will also launch a paid community service program for Minneapolis-based employees to redirect their work hours to serving hunger-relief nonprofits.
Press Release

MINNEAPOLIS, April 17, 2020 /3BL Media/ – With urgent need for both food donations and volunteers stemming from COVID-19, General Mills – in partnership with Feeding America – is announcing two new initiatives to help address these challenges:

International Paper Helping to Deliver Nutrition in Louisiana

Press Release

BOGALUSA, La., April 20, 2020 /3BL Media/– International Paper (NYSE: IP) is taking action to address critical needs in the communities in which its employee live and work during the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic. One of the world’s leading producers of renewable, fiber-based packaging, pulp and paper has donated 21,500 corrugated boxes to Louisiana food banks, which are providing food to the increasing number of people experiencing job loss or furlough during the pandemic lockdown.

International Paper Provides Funding to Feeding America

Donation provides additional support to fight food insecurity across the nation
Press Release

MEMPHIS, Tenn., April 16, 2020 /3BL Media/– International Paper (NYSE: IP), one of the world’s leading producers of renewable, fiber-based packaging, pulp and paper, has made a $100,000 donation to Feeding America® to support year-round hunger relief efforts. The donation is above and beyond the company’s annual $500,000 Leadership Partner commitment to Feeding America®, which supports the nation’s largest relief organization.

Smithfield Foods to Donate 40 Million Servings of Protein to Food Banks Nationwide as Part of COVID-19 Response

Press Release

SMITHFIELD, Va., April 22, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Today, Smithfield Foods, Inc. announced its largest donation in company history as food banks across the country struggle to meet the increased demand as a result of the COVID-19 virus.


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