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Ray C. Anderson Foundation's NextGen Committee Awards $100,000 Grant to Inga Foundation

Feeding the Soil that Feeds Families on #WorldSoilDay
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The NextGen Committee of the Ray C. Anderson Foundation has awarded a $100,000 grant to The Inga Foundation for their "Land for Life" program. The model offers families in Honduras (and all of the humid tropics as there are 300+ native Inga species) increased soil fertility with no chemical fertilizers/pesticides/herbicides or heavy equipment--ensuring good harvests, long-term food security and improved income potential, on the same plot of land--without the need to slash and burn fresh land. The model regenerates steep, degraded, and abandoned land called "sterile" by the families.

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The NextGen Committee of the Ray C. Anderson Foundation has awarded a $100,000 grant to The Inga Foundation for their "Land for Life" program. The model offers families in Honduras (and all of the humid tropics as there are 300+ native Inga species) increased soil fertility with no chemical fertilizers/pesticides/herbicides or heavy equipment--ensuring good harvests, long-term food security and improved income potential, on the same plot of land--without the need to slash and burn fresh land. The model regenerates steep, degraded, and abandoned land called "sterile" by the families.

The Makers of the Hormel® Cure 81® Brand Donate Hams for Thanksgiving Meals to Help Others

Press Release

AUSTIN, Minn., December 3, 2019 /3BL Media/ — Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE: HRL), the makers of the Hormel® Cure 81® brand, announced today that it has donated 900 boneless half hams to Conscious Alliance to help others in need this Thanksgiving. Conscious Alliance recently distributed the hams in meal boxes for members of Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. 

T-Mobile to Deliver up to 5M Meals for Giving Tuesday by Inviting Everyone to Do Their #GivingOnUs

On December 3, the Un-Carrier activates a giving campaign that will mobilize customers, employees and fans to help the 37 million American families facing hunger this holiday season
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What’s the news: This Giving Tuesday, December 3, T-Mobile is rallying customers, employees and fans to help donate up to 5 million meals* to people in need through a partnership with Feeding America®, the nation’s largest hunger-relief organization. And because T-Mobile employees love to give back to the communities they serve every day, the Un-Carrier is planning 100 employee volunteer events with Feeding America member food banks across the country through the end of the year.

Why it matters: More than 37 million Americans face hunger at home. By donating financial resources and employee volunteer hours — and by activating fans and followers to do their #GivingOnUs — the Un-carrier is stepping up to make a BIG impact at a time when people need it most. 

Who it’s for: Anyone who wants to help T-Mobile feed hungry families this holiday season, and anyone interested in how companies are spreading the love this holiday season.

Press Release

What’s the news: This Giving Tuesday, December 3, T-Mobile is rallying customers, employees and fans to help donate up to 5 million meals* to people in need through a partnership with Feeding America®, the nation’s largest hunger-relief organization. And because T-Mobile employees love to give back to the communities they serve every day, the Un-Carrier is planning 100 employee volunteer events with Feeding America member food banks across the country through the end of the year.

Why it matters: More than 37 million Americans face hunger at home. By donating financial resources and employee volunteer hours — and by activating fans and followers to do their #GivingOnUs — the Un-carrier is stepping up to make a BIG impact at a time when people need it most. 

Who it’s for: Anyone who wants to help T-Mobile feed hungry families this holiday season, and anyone interested in how companies are spreading the love this holiday season.

Hormel Foods Donates 80,000 Pounds of Food to Support the KARE 11 Food Fight

Press Release

AUSTIN, Minn., November 21, 2019 /3BL Media/ — Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE: HRL), today announced a donation of 80,000 pounds of food to support #TeamJulie in the KARE 11 Food Fight. The Food Fight is a competitive food drive between the KARE 11 (Minneapolis, Minn.) news anchors that benefits the Second Harvest Heartland food bank.

The company’s donation consists of over 75,000 pounds of Hormel® Compleats® microwave meals and 5,000 pounds of SPAM® mezclita spread.

Adam and Caitlin Thielen Team Up with Jennie-O Turkey Store to Donate 1,000 Turkeys

Gift to result in estimated 10,000 meals for Minnesota families in need
Press Release

WILLMAR, Minn., November 20, 2019 /3BL Media/ — Jennie-O Turkey Store has partnered with Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen; his wife, Caitlin; and the Thielen Foundation to provide 1,000 turkeys to Minnesota families in need this Thanksgiving season. The donation is being made through the Salvation Army, which serves people throughout Minnesota. According to food experts, 1,000 turkeys will likely contribute to 10,000 meals, helping to curb hunger in the state.

Knowledge without Borders: Reflecting on a Decade of Intellectual Philanthropy

By John Mendesh and Peter Erickson
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The global food industry has a key role to play in solving the problems of food insecurity and poor nutrition. In 2008, General Mills began looking at ways its specialized knowledge and experience could be harnessed and shared to aid the local food industry in Africa. A simple model was developed: a volunteer program for food technology professionals through which they can share their expertise with Africa’s most promising food entrepreneurs. Over the past decade, Partners in Food Solutions has grown to become a unique and dynamic organization that includes five other world-class food and agriculture companies (Cargill, DSM, Bühler, The Hershey Company, and Ardent Mills) and 1,600 corporate volunteers who have assisted and trained more than 1,500 early-stage food companies in Africa to improve food safety, packaging, processing, marketing, and more.

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The global food industry has a key role to play in solving the problems of food insecurity and poor nutrition. In 2008, General Mills began looking at ways its specialized knowledge and experience could be harnessed and shared to aid the local food industry in Africa. A simple model was developed: a volunteer program for food technology professionals through which they can share their expertise with Africa’s most promising food entrepreneurs. Over the past decade, Partners in Food Solutions has grown to become a unique and dynamic organization that includes five other world-class food and agriculture companies (Cargill, DSM, Bühler, The Hershey Company, and Ardent Mills) and 1,600 corporate volunteers who have assisted and trained more than 1,500 early-stage food companies in Africa to improve food safety, packaging, processing, marketing, and more.

Subaru of America Shifts Efforts to Combat Childhood Hunger Into High Gear With 2019 Share the Love® Event Kickoff

Subaru Employees Pack and Donate 60,000 Meals for Food Bank of South Jersey to Provide Weekend Meals to over 750 Children in Camden
Press Release

CAMDEN, N.J., November 14, 2019 /3BL Media/ – To celebrate the launch of its annual philanthropic Subaru Share the Love® Event, Subaru of America, Inc. today hosted a celebratory kickoff event aimed at combating hunger in the automaker’s local community of Camden.

Smithfield Foods Donates More Than 40,000 Pounds of Protein to Palm Beach County Food Bank

Cheney Brothers Joins the 48th Stop of Smithfield’s 2019 Helping Hungry Homes® Tour
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LANTANA, Fla. November 13, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Today, Smithfield Foods, Inc. and Cheney Brothers, Inc. joined forces to donate more than 40,000 pounds of protein to Palm Beach County Food Bank.

Keeping it Fresh: Following Food as Community Gives Back Throughout the Treasure Valley

by Kristen McPeek
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"We take items that are fresh in the store, that are close to expiration date, close to their best by date and get those out to three big partner agencies within the community who can use them the same day, give them to the families who actually need them," Holland said.

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Chef Marcelle Afram of Bluejacket Wins DC Central Kitchen’s Capital Food Fight

Signature fundraising event raises over $815,000 for local nonprofit’s culinary training and anti-hunger programs
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C., November 7, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Chef Marcelle Afram took home the top honor last night at DC Central Kitchen’s signature fundraising event, Capital Food Fight, presented by Smithfield Foods.

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