Campaign joins with customers to fund millions of breakfasts; effort builds on nearly $100 million raised for hunger relief in 2020 alone
Every child deserves a healthy breakfast. Every day.
That’s the stand taken by Albertsons Companies’ Nourishing Neighbors community relief fund, which throughout September will enable customers to donate money to help provide millions of healthy breakfasts for children in the communities they serve.
In the United States, 15.9% of people are food insecure, meaning they do not have access to a sufficient source of food. In Arizona, the number is higher, rising to 17.8%. Established in 1967, St. Mary’s Food Bank is one of the most well-known organizations in Arizona combatting food insecurity in nine of the state’s 15 counties. In 2019-20, St. Mary’s Food Bank distributed more than 107 million pounds of food to those in need.
Motivational TV personality and cheer all-star Jerry Harris shares his past struggles with food insecurity as he begins weekly Instagram content series to spread positivity and inspire acts of good.
MINNEAPOLIS, August 20, 2020 /3BL Media/ - One in four kids in the U.S. could face hunger this year because of the coronavirus. To provide immediate support to these children, Cheerios donated $1.3 million to No Kid Hungry, a national campaign focused on ending childhood hunger in America, and is now continuing its mission to inspire acts of good with the help of motivational personality and cheer all-star, Jerry Harris, who personally struggled with food insecurity as a child.
CENTENNIAL, Colo., August 14, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Arrow Electronics employees participated in their first virtual charity activity since the outbreak of the coronavirus, building food kits that will be distributed to Colorado students who rely on school meals to help fill nutrition needs during the summer.
Donation combats food insecurity in Northern New Jersey as part of Acts of Caring initiative
LIVINGSTON, N.J., Aug. 4, 2020 /3BL Media/ -- CIT Group Inc. (CIT) today announced that it has made a donation to provide enough fresh food for 100,000 meals to Table to Table, a community-based food rescue program that redistributes would-be wasted food to those in need.
As COVID-19 tears throughout the U.S., the coronavirus may not be the deadliest part of the pandemic. CNN reports that the resulting hunger crisis could kill more people than the disease itself, especially minorities.
Feeding America has made it easier for food banks in its network to take advantage of its MealConnect platform by making it automatically available in every zip code of the country.
“We connected all 200 food banks directly to MealConnect, so that we basically blanket the entire country with a food donation,” said Justin Block, Managing Director of Digital Platform Technology at Feeding America.
TORONTO, June 24, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Hormel Foods Canada is donating more than 75,000 pounds of Hormel Gatherings® party trays (approximately 75,000 meals*) to Second Harvest, Canada’s largest food recovery organization, to help to feed families in need during these extraordinary times.