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During the COVID-19 pandemic crisis, the issue of food security for vulnerable communities and frontline responders has taken on increased relevance and importance. There are hundreds of nonprofit organizations that are working in this critical area around the world, and their efforts are to be congratulated, appreciated and supported by all of us. Here are five organizations that are responding in herculean ways to combat food insecurity and help those most in need during this health crisis:

Comerica Bank to Support $1.5 Million Michigan Entrepreneur Resilience Fund Helping Small Businesses Recover, Pivot in Response to COVID-19

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DETROIT, May 13, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Comerica Bank has teamed up with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation and Michigan Women Forward to support the creation of the $1.5 million Michigan Entrepreneur Resilience Fund formed to assist entrepreneurs and small businesses negatively impacted by COVID-19 recover from the outbreak, as well as help them meet increased demands in support of COVID-19 response efforts.

Blackbaud Releases First Look Data at Companies’ Corporate Social Responsibility Response to COVID-19

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CHARLESTON, S.C. May 14, 2020 /3BL Media/ — Blackbaud (NASDAQ: BLKB), the world’s leading cloud software company powering social good, today releases data insights into companies’ corporate social responsibility (CSR) response to COVID-19. Data was collected via Blackbaud’s YourCause CSRconnect solution, which houses corporate program details and its employees’ engagement within CSR programs. Results show that companies are stepping up to support customers and employees during the pandemic. Key insights include: 

Xylem and UNICEF Partner to Provide COVID-19 Relief and Safe Water for Children, Families in Vulnerable Communities Around the World

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RYE BROOK, N.Y., May 13, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Xylem Watermark, the corporate citizenship program of global water technology company Xylem Inc. (NYSE: XYL), today announced support for UNICEF’s COVID-19 relief efforts. The partnership will provide access to safe water and sanitation for vulnerable children and families. Xylem’s COVID-19 contribution will be directed to the most at-risk communities, providing critical supplies and supporting UNICEF’s community health programs and youth engagement initiatives.

Mohawk Increases PPE Manufacturing, Donates Face Shields and Protective Gowns to the ASPCA®

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CALHOUN, Ga., May 13, 2020 /3BL Media/—Mohawk Industries is donating personal protective equipment (PPE) to the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) to ensure the safety of their staff working in communities greatly impacted by COVID-19. The effort helps ensure staff feel safe and comfortable while continuing to care for and protect animals across the country.

Truist Empowers 1 Million High School Students with Financial Foundations Program

Online personal finance education program enables thousands of schools to deliver critical, state standards-aligned curriculum
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CHARLOTTE, N.C., May 13, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Truist Financial Corporation (NYSE: TFC) today announced that Truist Financial Foundations, its digital financial education program, has reached more than 1 million high school learners across 15 states and Washington, D.C. Since 2010, these online lessons have empowered high school students with the knowledge and skills to confidently navigate the modern financial world. Truist Financial Foundations is powered and delivered to schools by EVERFI, the leading social impact education innovator. 

Ecolab Supports the ‘Nacho Average Showdown’ Benefiting the Restaurant Employee Relief Fund

Competition featuring Guy Fieri and Bill Murray will raise money for restaurant employees impacted by COVID-19 pandemic; streamed live Friday, May 15 at 5 p.m. ET on Food Network’s Facebook Page
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May 13, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Ecolab Inc., the global leader in water, food safety and infection prevention solutions and services, is teaming up with the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) and other industry leaders to support the Nacho Average Showdown. Presented by Tostitos, the live nacho-making competition between celebrity chef Guy Fieri and actor Bill Murray will raise money for the Restaurant Employee Relief Fund (RERF). The fund provides support to restaurant industry employees who are facing financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Gro More Good Webinar Provides How-To Gardening Advice for Educators, Families

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The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation, National Head Start Association and KidsGardening are working together to connect more children to the life-enhancing benefits of gardening, improving children’s access to healthy food and increasing their time spent outdoors connected to nature.

International Paper Commits 2 Million Boxes for COVID-19 Relief

Corrugated boxes are essential to food banks’ ability to distribute food during this time of unprecedented demand, Company calls on others to #HelpFillTheBoxes.
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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.

VF Corporation Donates More Than $10.3 Million to COVID-19 Relief Efforts

Summary: 
  • VF Corporation, The VF Foundation, and the VF family of brands have donated more than $10.3 million in funds, products, and services worldwide to stem urgent medical needs, and help those struggling to cope in the face of the Coronavirus pandemic.
  • From backpacks to boots, coats to socks to gloves, VF’s brands have donated more than $3.2 million in products to help healthcare workers, foodbanks and those in need. VF and Dickies® are also producing as many as 3.4 million urgently needed medical gowns to help keep U.S. medical workers safe, while Vans is using shoe canvas to make 250,000 face masks.
  • Ensuring the safety and well-being of VF employees and business partners is a top priority. The company has implemented increased safety protocols at owned manufacturing and distribution centers, while also paying North American retail employees while stores are closed and supplier factories for all completed work.
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  • VF Corporation, The VF Foundation, and the VF family of brands have donated more than $10.3 million in funds, products, and services worldwide to stem urgent medical needs, and help those struggling to cope in the face of the Coronavirus pandemic.
  • From backpacks to boots, coats to socks to gloves, VF’s brands have donated more than $3.2 million in products to help healthcare workers, foodbanks and those in need. VF and Dickies® are also producing as many as 3.4 million urgently needed medical gowns to help keep U.S. medical workers safe, while Vans is using shoe canvas to make 250,000 face masks.
  • Ensuring the safety and well-being of VF employees and business partners is a top priority. The company has implemented increased safety protocols at owned manufacturing and distribution centers, while also paying North American retail employees while stores are closed and supplier factories for all completed work.

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