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COVID-19's Opportunity: A Chance to Build a More Resilient Workforce

America needs a better skill-matching system if workers are to find their footing after the pandemic recedes.
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Every day, we are inspired by the essential workers on the frontlines of this pandemic—by their commitment to working despite the risks and their resourcefulness and tremendous talents under duress. The workers manning grocery stores, the janitors sanitizing hospital wards, the warehouse workers fulfilling our online orders – they all share one thing in common: they are a part of America’s low-wage workforce. They are the workers keeping things going for the rest of us—and yet, many of them are financially insecure and lack opportunities for advancement.

Feeding America Expands Pioneering MealConnect Platform In Response To COVID-19 Crisis

National technology platform will help reach more neighbors facing hunger, reduce food waste
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Each year, 72 billion pounds of good, safe food ends up in landfills in the U.S., yet people go hungry. With support from General Mills, Feeding America created a technology platform called MealConnect that gives food donors a convenient, free and safe way to reduce waste and connect surplus meals with those facing hunger.

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Each year, 72 billion pounds of good, safe food ends up in landfills in the U.S., yet people go hungry. With support from General Mills, Feeding America created a technology platform called MealConnect that gives food donors a convenient, free and safe way to reduce waste and connect surplus meals with those facing hunger.

Republic Services Spreads Cheer to Healthcare Workers, Young Patients

Republic Services provided care packages to healthcare workers and pediatric patients at seven hospitals through a partnership with Cheeriodicals
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PHOENIX, June 9, 2020 / 3BL Media/ -- Through its charitable foundation, Republic Services supported the delivery of nearly 800 care packages to healthcare workers and hospitalized children in Atlanta, Boston, Memphis, Phoenix, Seattle and St. Louis.

Tetra Laval Group Donates $734,000 Towards U.S. COVID-19 Relief Efforts

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DENTON, Texas, June 9, 2020 /3BL Media/ - The global COVID-19 outbreak has brought about never-before seen challenges in our daily lives, and we remain deeply concerned for all those affected by the pandemic.

COVID-19 Reinforces the Role of Mobile Connectivity in Bridging the Digital Divide

By Angela Baker | Senior Director, Corporate Responsibility
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Despite efforts towards achieving Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 9 – innovation, industrialization, and infrastructure – nearly half the global population, including 30 million Americans, are still lacking access to broadband – disproportionately affecting women, minorities, and poverty-stricken areas.

Can Food Supply Chains Cope with COVID-19?

The complex global systems that bring food from fields to forks are overcoming many hurdles to keep us fed.
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It’s a luxury easily taken for granted in the developed world – that we can expect diverse, healthy and safe food on our supermarket shelves. But this is only possible thanks to the complex global supply chains capable of rapidly and safely growing, processing, and transporting food by land, sea and air from fields around the world.

Pro Bono Perspectives S2E13: Natalye Paquin, Points of Light

Serving Our Communities in Times of Crisis
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Points of Light President & CEO Natalye Paquin joins host and Common Impact CEO Danielle Holly for a conversation on the importance of civic engagement and volunteerism in improving our communities, especially in crises like COVID-19.

International WELL Building Institute Launches WELL Health-Safety Rating for all Building and Facility Types

Expertise and insights from IWBI’s COVID-19 Task Force applied to the WELL Health-Safety Rating and other initiatives of the world’s leading certification body for healthy buildings
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NEW YORK, June 8, 2020 /3BL Media/ -- The International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) announced today the launch of the WELL Health-Safety Rating for all building and facility types, an evidence-based, third-party verified rating focusing on operational policies, maintenance protocols and design strategies to address a post COVID-19 environment.

Why Building Design Matters in Response to Coronavirus

By Dr. Whitney Austin Gray, Senior Vice President, Research, International WELL Building Institute and Sarah Welton, Vice President, Commercial, International WELL Building Institute
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Hormel Foods Gives Back to Battle Hunger, Food Insecurity Throughout the COVID-19 Crisis

Company steps up to donate cash and meals to help local communities during the pandemic
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By Dean Peters

Hormel Foods continues its role as a leading company committed to helping those in need most fight hunger relief and food insecurity as a result of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.

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