Wells Fargo has provided more than 153,000 packaged meals for nonprofits around the U.S. to help people in need during the COVID-19 pandemic.
When thousands of Wells Fargo employees began working remotely in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the cafeterias at some of the company’s offices stopped serving as many people. However, Wells Fargo’s Corporate Properties Group, which supports Wells Fargo’s workplaces, decided to get creative. The Wells Fargo team modified its contract with one of its food service suppliers to avoid furloughs and layoffs among the supplier’s staff — and decided to use its resources to give back to many of its communities.
Women make up 60% of the 821 million people who are food insecure globally. The reasons why women suffer more acutely from hunger are rooted in several complex and often interwoven issues, including culture, gender inequity, access to resources, education and more.
By focusing on solutions that include gender equity and women empowerment, greater impact can be made to reduce malnutrition, food insecurity and hunger. By ensuring women have access to critical resources, global rates of hunger can be significantly reduced by up to 150 million people.
Herbalife Nutrition provides resources for pandemic relief efforts
As a global nutrition company, we have a unique opportunity and responsibility to help those in need of good nutrition and critical resources. We are committed to supporting the communities where we live and work during this time of uncertainty. Through our Nutrition for Zero Hunger initiative, we are dedicated to ending world hunger and support global nonprofit organizations with nutrition expertise and resources to communities who need it most. During tumultuous times, the need to ensure access to food is essential.
According to current research, more than 17% of young children in the U.S. lack sufficient food — a rate 3 times higher than during the worst of the Great Recession. The escalating food crisis young children are facing today is alarming and calls for resourcefulness and resilience. Feed the Children is working diligently to adapt its programming and services to accommodate to current community needs due to the pandemic.
Every day of the COVID-19 pandemic has both shown a light on the vulnerabilities in our communities and on the many generous people across those communities that are taking action to make a difference. The global #GivingTuesdayNow movement is a powerful reminder of how we can come together to support our communities.
When the COVID-19 Outbreak Hit, That Community Was Behind Them to #inspireaction
At a ceremony at the Ebenezer Baptist Church in 2000 to celebrate what would have been Martin Luther King Jr.’s 71st birthday, the late Coretta Scott King said, "The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members."
That spirit of a compassionate community helped several organizations dedicated to address food insecurity, among other needs, in Baltimore as the pandemic upended service models.
MAYSVILLE, Ky., April 1, 2020 /3BL Media/ – The International Paper mill in Maysville, Kentucky has donated 2,500 corrugated boxes to the Mason County Food Bank to help the nonprofit address increased need due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
AUSTIN, Minn., March 18, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Hormel Foods, a global branded food company (NYSE: HRL), has taken prudent action to protect its global workforce of 20,000 team members and stakeholders during the COVID-19 outbreak. In addition, the company announced its pledge of $1 million in cash and product donations for hunger relief and food insecurity as a result of this crisis.
In celebration of the Thanksgiving holiday this week, Common Impact's Pro Bono Perspectives podcast revisits host Danielle Holly's conversation with Robert Lee, Co-Founder & CEO of Rescuing Leftover Cuisine, a national nonprofit that tackles the intertwined issues of food waste and hunger.