Fighting Hunger CSR News

From Minnesota to Africa, Local Nonprofit Connects Food Experts Worlds Apart

Minnesota-based Partners in Food Solutions connects U.S. food experts with smaller African companies looking for new ways to feed large populations.
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By Kristen Leigh Painter

The audio crackled as the web-based technology strained to connect people worlds apart. Some voices were louder than others. Some suddenly dropped. But Rose Barry managed to catch promising partial sentences about peanut butter.

“The peanut butter installation ...” (static) “ ... started operating about a day ago ...”(dead air) “We had a bit of a breakdown ...” (static) “The mix is working really well.”

General Mills Gives Back to the Community Through Child Nutrition Initiatives

By Gaver Chatterjee
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General Mills is a global food company that Makes Food People Love, popularly known in India by its brands; Pillsbury, Nature Valley, Haagen Dazs and Betty Crocker among others. Featured prominently on its website is the statement: Our devotion to community and planet drives the way we give back and do business.

Biomass Ventures Founder and Chairperson Lucky Dissanayake Shares Her Journey of Success

By Lucky Dissanayake, Biomass Ventures Founder and Chairperson.
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In creating Biomass Ventures, I have not been afraid to ‘think big’, because I have recognised that the opportunity for our business is massive and because I understand that the needs that we are addressing are monumental. In effect, we achieve ‘Sustainable and Ethical Fuel + Livelihood Development + Food’ in rural Sri Lanka, in a holistic, inclusive, financially-viable business model. 

Breaking Down Local and National Efforts to Improve Food Security in the U.S.

Words by Thomas Schueneman
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This article series is sponsored by General Mills and produced by the TriplePundit editorial team.

Smithfield Foods Donates Nearly 40,000 Pounds of Protein to FeedMore WNY

Tops Markets Joins the 30th Stop of Smithfield’s 2019 Helping Hungry Homes® Tour
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BUFFALO, N.Y., June 13, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Today, Smithfield Foods, Inc. and Tops Friendly Markets joined forces to donate nearly 40,000 pounds of protein to FeedMore WNY. Smithfield’s contribution was part of the company’s 2019 Helping Hungry Homes® donation tour.

100 New Young Leaders Join the Journey Towards Zero Hunger

The biennial Bayer Youth Ag Summit brings together 100 young food security activists to develop concrete projects to help feed a hungry planet / The 2019 Summit will take place from 4-6 November in Brasilia, Brazil / Bayer received over 2,800 applications
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MONHEIM, Germany, May 30, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Bayer is excited to announce that it has selected the 100 participants, coming from 45 countries, for the fourth edition of the Youth Ag Summit. The 2019 Summit will take place in Brasilia, Brazil from November 4-6, in partnership with Nuffield Brazil.

Smithfield Foods Donates More Than 41,000 Pounds of Protein to Harvesters—the Community Food Network

Donation part of Smithfield’s 2019 Helping Hungry Homes® Tour and helps jump-start Harvesters’ Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive
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KANSAS CITY, Mo., May 13, 2019 /3BL Media/– Smithfield Foods, Inc., in partnership with Price Chopper, donated more than 41,000 pounds of protein to Harvesters—The Community Food Network.

Red Nose Day Returns to NBC May 23

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NEW YORK, April 26, 2019 /3BL Media/ Red Nose Day, the national fundraising campaign to end child poverty, will return to NBC in 2019 with a night of special primetime programming on Thursday, May 23. 

Bayer and Fair Planet Renew Commitment to Improve Access to Seeds in Ethiopia

Five-year renewal aims to improve food and nutrition security, provide economic opportunities for smallholder farmers in Ethiopia
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BERGSCHENHOEK, April 22, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Bayer has renewed its commitment to the “Bridging the Seed Gap” project for five years. The project, developed by the non-profit organization Fair Planet, facilitates smallholder farmers’ access to seeds of high-quality vegetable varieties suited to local growing conditions. Additional training on how to use these seeds sustainably and with minimal changes to traditional production practices helps the farmers improve their incomes based on significantly better harvests.

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