Food banks across the country are working tirelessly to meet the increasing demand for food assistance. As lines get longer, additional supplies are required to distribute food safely. One of the biggest needs? Boxes to pack emergency food kits.
Dairy MAX, a nonprofit organization representing 900 dairy farm families across eight states, continues its commitment to serve farmers and families thanks to FedEx Custom Critical. During the month of May, FedEx Custom Critical supported Dairy MAX by donating two, temperature-controlled trucks, with lift gate capabilities, in order to distribute more than 8,600 gallons of milk to several North Texas Food Bank locations. These mass distribution sites feed families across 13 North Texas counties, making milk an essential item.
FedEx, like many other socially responsible companies, is pitching in with our resources as best we can to help fight Covid-19. The most obvious way we are able to help is by making our network available to relief organizations through in-kind transportation support. There are a number of these organizations that we support year-round, across the globe. In addressing the pandemic, we’re helping them get personal protective gear, equipment, blood and medications where needed most in a fast, efficient and reliable way.
Corrugated boxes are essential to food banks’ ability to distribute food during this time of unprecedented demand, Company calls on others to #HelpFillTheBoxes.
MEMPHIS, Tenn., May 20, 2020/3BL Media/– Food banks around the world are experiencing dramatic increases in demand for food assistance driven by the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, more than ever, food banks need support. International Paper (NYSE: IP) is responding with one of its essential products – corrugated boxes. The company has committed to donating two million corrugated boxes to hunger-relief organizations.
Employee-led initiative supports local food banks as demands to feed families in need dramatically increases
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.
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.
To help food banks continue distributing needed meals to vulnerable communities, Edison International has donated $500,000 to five Southern California nonprofits.
by Caroline Aoyagi-Stom
When Tammy Tran and her three sisters were growing up in Santa Ana, she recalls the food boxes they regularly received from the Orange County Food Bank filled with cheeses, cereal boxes and canned food.
“My parents are immigrants from Vietnam and were struggling. Growing up, I thought everyone got those boxes,” said Tran, a senior manager at Southern California Edison.
Death and taxes may be certain, but food and shelter are non-negotiable. In the United States, we waste a lot of food, but we’re running out of houses. In a society ostensibly dedicated to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, the right to protection from the elements seems distinctly absent.
In 2015, numerous countries made the commitment to achieve Zero Hunger by 2030 through the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.
Currently, 821 million people globally suffer from hunger, and even more do not receive adequate nutrition to live a productive and healthy life. Although we currently produce enough food to feed every single person on the planet, one-third of the current food supply is either wasted or lost.
Community Grants to Address Food Insecurity through Mobile Pantries, Backpack Programs and Increased Capacity Building
SPRINGDALE, Ark., March 21, 2019 /3BL Media/ - As part of Tyson Foods’ (NYSE: TSN) ongoing efforts to address food insecurity in its communities, the company announced today $1.8 million in new hunger relief grants. Twenty Feeding America® member food banks and other community hunger relief agencies in 14 states were awarded grants to enhance access to nutritious food and combat hunger. The investments represent approximately five million pounds of food or the equivalent of 20 million servings. 1