Food Insecurity

Pro Bono Perspectives Episode 37: Robert Lee, Rescuing Leftover Cuisine

Tackling Food Waste & Hunger Together
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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.

Knowledge without Borders: Reflecting on a Decade of Intellectual Philanthropy

By John Mendesh and Peter Erickson
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The global food industry has a key role to play in solving the problems of food insecurity and poor nutrition. In 2008, General Mills began looking at ways its specialized knowledge and experience could be harnessed and shared to aid the local food industry in Africa. A simple model was developed: a volunteer program for food technology professionals through which they can share their expertise with Africa’s most promising food entrepreneurs. Over the past decade, Partners in Food Solutions has grown to become a unique and dynamic organization that includes five other world-class food and agriculture companies (Cargill, DSM, Bühler, The Hershey Company, and Ardent Mills) and 1,600 corporate volunteers who have assisted and trained more than 1,500 early-stage food companies in Africa to improve food safety, packaging, processing, marketing, and more.

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The global food industry has a key role to play in solving the problems of food insecurity and poor nutrition. In 2008, General Mills began looking at ways its specialized knowledge and experience could be harnessed and shared to aid the local food industry in Africa. A simple model was developed: a volunteer program for food technology professionals through which they can share their expertise with Africa’s most promising food entrepreneurs. Over the past decade, Partners in Food Solutions has grown to become a unique and dynamic organization that includes five other world-class food and agriculture companies (Cargill, DSM, Bühler, The Hershey Company, and Ardent Mills) and 1,600 corporate volunteers who have assisted and trained more than 1,500 early-stage food companies in Africa to improve food safety, packaging, processing, marketing, and more.

Sodexo and Swipe Out Hunger Take Action to Combat Food Insecurity on College Campuses

Industry-leading program to fund Meal Swipe Banks at 13 campuses and provide more than 25,000 free meals annually
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GAITHERSBURG, Md., October 29, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Today, Sodexo announced an industry-leading and first-of-its-kind pilot program to expand its partnership with Swipe Out Hunger – a leading national nonprofit group committed to reducing food insecurity on college campuses. The program will be piloted on 13 campuses and would establish a “Meal Swipe Bank” at each participating college or university for students in need.

United Way Launches Food Security Initiative in Peel Region

General Mills investment will increase access to nutritious, culturally appropriate and affordable food in Mississauga
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October 16, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Today, United Way Greater Toronto is announcing support to increase food security in Peel Region. Funded through a $1-million investment from General Mills, United Way will launch six Community Food System Grants in Mississauga and promote community education in a two-year food security initiative. This initiative is focused on going beyond the traditional food distribution model by connecting community agencies, residents and partners across the food system to increase access to food.

Hormel Foods Announces Donations Totaling $300,000 to Help End Food Insecurity on Hunger Action Day

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AUSTIN, MINN., September 12, 2019 /3BL Media/ - In recognition of Hunger Action Day, Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE: HRL) today announced donations totaling $300,000 to over 30 hunger-relief organizations throughout the United States through its Community Donations Program.

The donations are being presented to the organizations this month to support Hunger Action Month.

Helping Food Banks Achieve Zero Hunger

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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.

Hunger Relief Agencies in 14 States Receive $1.8 Million in Support From Tyson Foods

Community Grants to Address Food Insecurity through Mobile Pantries, Backpack Programs and Increased Capacity Building
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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

More Than 55 Million Plates Filled

In a joint effort with Feeding America®, the 2018 Wells Fargo Holiday Food Bank collected enough food and money to help provide more than 55.7 million meals throughout the nation.
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The 2018 Wells Fargo Holiday Food Bank secured more than 55.7 million meals* during the holidays.

Mosaic’s Personal Mission to Combat Food Insecurity

by Natali Archibee, Sustainability Manager, The Mosaic Company
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Food is essential to life and necessary for healthy and secure communities. But around the world, millions of families don’t have enough food (or the right food) to live active and healthy lives. There are over 800 million hungry or food-insecure people in the world, including 41 million — nearly one-in-eight — in the United States.

Catalyst For Giving

Here's how you can help Wells Fargo and Feeding America take on hunger in America this holiday season.
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As a child, Tim Rios remembers going food shopping with his parents. He and his siblings weren't allowed to enter certain aisles in the supermarket because the adults didn't want their children to get tempted by unhealthy snacks and especially food the family couldn't afford. "My parents worried all the time about getting enough healthy food on the table," Rios, whose family came to the U.S. from Mexico in the early ‘80s, says. "When I got married, for the first year, I would ask my wife for her permission to open a bag of chips."

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