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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
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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

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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.
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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

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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
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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

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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.

Sysco Donates 13.5 Million Meals in Four Weeks

Company continues focused, global community response effort in support of vulnerable, food-insecure citizens
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HOUSTON, April 15, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Today, Sysco announced it has donated more than 13.5 million meals over the last four weeks across the global regions where it operates as part of its community response strategy to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Local Food Rescue Nonprofit, Hess Corporation & Sysco Now Serving Houston’s Hospitality Industry

Second Servings of Houston teams up with Hess Corporation and Sysco to distribute 10,000 chef-prepared meals every week beginning April 9
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HOUSTON, April 13, 2020 /3BL Media/ – With the COVID-19 crisis upon us, Second Servings is devoting time and resources to a new group of Houstonians in need: hospitality workers. Partnering with long-time supporters, Hess Corporation and Sysco, Second Servings announces the “Dinner’s On Us” Program focused on providing take-home chef-prepared family meals to furloughed and unemployed hospitality workers in Houston.

Sysco Provides Food for Loomis Student Breakfast and Lunch Program

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During the COVID-19 crisis, many businesses are stepping up to help their neighbors.

The local Sysco distribution center is one of those businesses. Sysco has been donating food to the Loomis Union School District for its food services program since campuses were closed.

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Hormel Foods Brings its Pantry Project Live to Instagram

Chef and TV Expert from East and West Coast will offer great-tasting pantry recipes in a live cooking show
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AUSTIN, Minn., April 10, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Vanessa Cantave, a New York City-based chef and caterer; and Laurie March, Los Angeles home expert, TV personality and producer; are headlining a Hormel Foods (NYSE: HRL)-hosted Instagram Live (@hormelfoods) event on Saturday, April 11, at 11 a.m. Eastern time/10 a.m. Central time/9 a.m. Mountain time/8 a.m. Pacific time.

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