The school pantry feeds 92 kindergarten through 5th grade students each week, giving them a backpack full of food to keep them from going hungry over evenings and weekends when school meals aren’t available. Many of the kids take food home to feed younger siblings too. To date, the school pantry hasn’t been able to offer fresh fruit or vegetables; but that’s about to change.
Minnesota-based Partners in Food Solutions connects U.S. food experts with smaller African companies looking for new ways to feed large populations.
By Kristen Leigh Painter
The audio crackled as the web-based technology strained to connect people worlds apart. Some voices were louder than others. Some suddenly dropped. But Rose Barry managed to catch promising partial sentences about peanut butter.
“The peanut butter installation ...” (static) “ ... started operating about a day ago ...”(dead air) “We had a bit of a breakdown ...” (static) “The mix is working really well.”
Company will contribute up to $1.5 million to support hunger relief, education, and veterans
SMITHFIELD, Va., August 1, 2019 /3BL Media/ - The Smithfield Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Smithfield Foods, Inc., is pleased to announce that applications for the company’s charitable grant program are now available. First launched in December 2018, Smithfield’s annual charitable grant program supports projects with key non-profit partners that align with the company’s three charitable giving focus areas: hunger relief, education, and veterans.
Our 33 summer interns lent their time, energy and enthusiasm to the Houston Food Bank this past Friday, helping to sort and pack donated food items that will provide 9,780 meals for families in need in the greater Houston area; a taste of how Sysco gives back.
Food isn’t just our business. At Sysco, it’s also our passion and our purpose as we fight to put an end to hunger
Sysco is committed to helping the millions of Americans who struggle with food insecurity and hunger, providing both financial and volunteer resources to local organizations. We currently allocate 75 percent of our community donations and volunteer activities toward hunger relief, and as part of our 2025 Corporate Social Responsibility Goals, we plan to donate 200 million meals and $50 million dedicated toward alleviating hunger and food insecurity in the communities we serve.
More than $1 million awarded to organizations in the U.S. and Canada to expand surplus food recovery to nourish more people facing hunger.
MINNEAPOLIS, June 24, 2019 /3BL Media/ – General Mills announces the 20 winners of its Food Recovery Champions program that awards grants to expand surplus food recovery in the U.S. and Canada for greater social and environmental impact.
The program reflects General Mills’ belief that food waste is a major social, environmental and economic challenge that undermines population food security, contributes to climate change, unnecessarily consumes natural resources like water, and costs families, communities and businesses money.
Increases to Fair Trade Minimum Price and Premium aim to address extreme poverty and its consequences in cocoa-producing communities
OAKLAND, Calif., June 11, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Fair Trade USA, the leading third-party certifier of fair trade products in North America, announced today that it will increase its minimum price and premium for cocoa by 20 percent as of October 1, 2019 to move farmers closer to a living income and reduce the extreme poverty and child labor that is prevalent in West Africa’s cocoa fields.
Across the metro, the app is helping boost the number of companies able to find a home for extra food.
By Kelly Smith
The city of Minneapolis recently launched a new program working with local companies and restaurants to box up leftovers and drop them off at nonprofits such as Pillsbury United Communities, which feeds people at their dining sites and food shelves. Nearby, the nonprofit Loaves & Fishes started a pilot program five years ago with Best Buy that’s grown to include 19 businesses — from big corporations like Medtronic to smaller ones like Wuollet Bakery — all of which donate surplus food to feed the hungry.