Fighting Hunger CSR News

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
Press Release

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.

Walmart Sparks a Multi-Stakeholder Effort to Fight Hunger in the U.S.

by Amy Brown
Article

This article series is sponsored by Walmart and produced by the TriplePundit editorial team.

There is strength in numbers, especially for a cause as important as fighting hunger among the more than 40 million Americans who are food insecure. That’s why Walmart has rallied its customers, suppliers, and 1.5 million associates at almost 5,000 U.S. stores to join in a campaign to fight hunger and spark change.

US$800,000 in Grants to Tackle Global Hunger Through Food Banking

Press Release

LONDON, March 27, 2019/3BL Media/ The Global FoodBanking Network (GFN) announced today a total of US$800,000 in grants for food banking organizations across the globe through the Zero Hunger Food Bank Challenge. 

Whole Kids Foundation Invests $1.2M for 600 New Edible Gardens for Schools & Nonprofits Serving 450,000 Students

School Gardens Shown to Help Kids Make Healthier Food Choices, Learn Where Their Food Comes From & Become Veggie Curious
Press Release

AUSTIN, Texas, March 28, 2019 /3BL Media/ — Whole Kids Foundation, a nonprofit focused on children’s nutrition and wellness, announced today that 602 garden grants will be awarded to schools and school garden-support organizations to sustain edible education gardens. 

The $1.2 million investment will serve 457,021 students by providing $2,000 grants in 48 U.S. States and 9 Canadian provinces. School gardens provide hands-on experiential learning that ties into every common core subject from math to science to art. 

Sustainability Director Reflects on Walmart's Hunger Relief Milestones

by Karrie Denniston
Article

This article series is sponsored by Walmart and produced by the TriplePundit editorial team.

Common Impact, Sustainable Food Center and the Charles Schwab Pro Bono Challenge

Blog

After one year implementing the strategies they learned at the 2017 Charles Schwab Pro Bono Challenge, the Sustainable Food Center is reporting some big impact. Its Farmers’ Market WIC program has grown three-fold. The organization has even brought on another staff member to manage the expanding program

Ecocentricity Blog: Taking it Personally

By: John A. Lanier
Summary: 

In many cases, the changes were simple. When restaurant staff was actively engaged in looking for reducible food waste, they tended to find it.

Blog

In many cases, the changes were simple. When restaurant staff was actively engaged in looking for reducible food waste, they tended to find it.

Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation and Generation No Kid Hungry Celebrate Young People Tackling Childhood Hunger on National Youth Day

Highlighting youth-led solutions today will help ensure no child is hungry again tomorrow
Press Release

GAITHERSBURG, Md., February 21, 2019 /3BL Media/ – With one out of every six children in the United States living with hunger each day, young people are leading the fight to end child hunger to make sure their peers have access to healthy meals. To celebrate the role of young people in addressing this critical issue, Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation and Generation No Kid Hungry proclaim February 21 National Youth Day.

Whole Kids Foundation Grants $500,000 to Provide 150 New Salad Bars to Schools Across the U.S.

More than 75,000 Students Now Can Choose Fresh Veggies. Schools Embrace Salad Bars as Proven Strategy to Promote Healthy Eating for Students.
Press Release

AUSTIN, Texas, February 21, 2019 /3BL Media/ — Whole Kids Foundation, a nonprofit focused on children’s nutrition and wellness, announced today that 150 new salad bars will be provided to schools in the U.S. this year. The $500,000 investment will ensure more than 75,000 students will have access to fresh healthy produce at school.

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