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Fifth Third Bank to Provide 1 Million Meals to Fight Hunger Across Bank's Footprint

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CINCINNATI, May 3, 2021 /3BL Media/ – Fifth Third Bancorp’s nearly 20,000 employees will celebrate Fifth Third Day by providing 1 million meals to the hungry. The meals are being donated to various food organizations across the Bank’s 11-state retail footprint in honor of the Bank’s annual companywide community celebration in May, centered on May 3. The date, 5/3 on the calendar, is recognized as Fifth Third Day.

Six-Figure Grant From PSEG Foundation Helps Food Bank of South Jersey

$150,000 Gift Will Feed Nearly 500,000 People
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When the pandemic struck, demand for food increased at the Food Bank of South Jersey, an organization dedicated to helping the food insecure.

So, when PSEG and the PSEG Foundation donated $150,000 to the Pennsauken, New Jersey-based organization as part of the Foundation’s COVID-19 support grants, the funds were  “sufficient to feed almost a half-million meals,” said Fred Wasiak, president and CEO of the Food Bank of South Jersey, calculating that a single dollar can provide more than three meals.

Box Donations Support Feeding America's 6 Billion Meals in 2020

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A year into the Covid-19 pandemic, Feeding America® has released its Covid-19 response report highlighting their many accomplishments. Because of the generosity of numerous companies and individual donors, the network distributed more than six billion meals to neighbors in need in 2020, an increase of more than 53% from April through December of 2019.

Hormel Foods and Publix Super Markets, Inc. Donate Thousands of HORMEL® CURE 81® Hams To Those In Need

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ATLANTA, April 9, 2021, /3BL Media/ - Hormel Foods Corporation and Publix Super Markets donated more than 6,000 Hormel® Cure 81® half hams, worth $85,000. This substantial contribution will benefit Hosea Helps and feed thousands of families in need in the metro Atlanta area during the pandemic.

Hormel Foods and Safeway Donation Commemorates One-Year Anniversary of Oakland's First Contactless Drive-Through Food Distribution

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OAKLAND, Calif., April 9, 2021, /3BL Media/ - As Easter and spring break approach, donation of 10,000-plus hams and jars of peanut butter will help Alameda County Community Food Bank serve record need.

Helping Restaurants Stay in Business While Feeding Those in Need

Community Kitchens in Oakland, California, buys meals from neighborhood restaurants to donate to local nonprofits.
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Mayra Velazquez had just opened a second branch of her Mexican street food-inspired restaurant Xingones in Oakland, California, when the COVID-19 pandemic hit last March. Within weeks, the business she had spent the last four years growing from a farmer’s market pop-up into multiple eateries had vanished — along with 80% of her revenue.

Yoplait Donates Refrigerated Truck To Help Feed Those in Need

By Hanna Johnson
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Did you know dairy is one of the most requested but least donated items at food banks? 

Yoplait is on a mission to bridge that gap and make dairy more accessible through its support of Feeding America. 

Last month, Yoplait donated a 53-foot refrigerated trailer truck to Feeding America West Michigan  to help address the insufficient infrastructure at the food bank’s Cadillac branch. 

Walmart, Sam's Club & Feeding America® Partner to Help Fight Hunger as the Need Continues as a Result of the Pandemic

By Kathleen McLaughlin, Executive Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer, Walmart Inc.; President, Walmart Foundation
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Central to our mission at Walmart is helping people live better. That’s not just a statement – it’s a goal we work toward every day on behalf of our customers, members and communities. Helping people live better includes ensuring they have access to nutritious food, and for many people, that’s been a struggle this year.

As COVID-19 continues to impact communities, keeping some schools and businesses closed, and many employees furloughed, one issue is coming to the forefront: food insecurity.

How Replate Uses Technology to Maximize Food Rescue

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Maen Mahfoud is the CEO and founder of Replate, a tech nonprofit with a mission to reduce food waste and food insecurity through its food recovery system. See how Cisco supports Replate to help those experiencing food insecurity.

Hormel Foods Spreads Love, Celebrates National PB&J Day With Donation of SKIPPY® Products

Conscious Alliance to Feed People in Chicago and Colorado, and on the Pine Ridge Reservation in Time for Easter
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AUSTIN, Minn., March 30, 2021 /3BL Media/ – Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE: HRL), a global branded food company, today announced a donation of 90,000 pounds of SKIPPY® peanut butter products to Conscious Alliance, a longtime hunger-relief partner based in Boulder, Colo. The food will be directed to those in need in the Chicago area and Colorado’s Front Range Urban Corridor, and to children living on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.

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