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Hunger, Health and Energy: Can Disruptive Tech Help Solve Global Challenges?

Tech-savvy entrepreneurs may hold the key to reaching some of the 17 sustainable development goals. Here are three to watch
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Meeting the sustainable development goals (SDGs) – a global call to action to eradicate poverty, protect the Earth and promote peace and prosperity – will not only require all hands on deck, but all tech on deck as well.

New Nonprofit Tool: Pro Bono + The Food Value Chain

Helping nonprofits within the food system tap into pro bono
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If your nonprofit works along the food value chain, you know that trying to address the complex problems of hunger and food insecurity is as tough as it gets. It can be hard to figure out solutions to your unique capacity needs—and breaking down nuanced challenges into manageable chunks of work can feel like just one more task you don’t have time for. Pro bono can help.

Private Sector Can Play Critical Role in Easing World Hunger

A rise in global hunger after nearly a decade of steady progress is driven largely by a rise in conflict.
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By Mark Kennedy and Richard Leach

One of every nine people in the world is hungry. Globally, hunger trend lines are moving in the wrong direction for the third consecutive year, with new evidence indicating a rise in world hunger to an estimated 821 million people, up from approximately 804 million last year. This latest assessment confirms the ongoing threat to food security and development gains across much of the planet.

On 10th Anniversary of Aramark Building Community, Volunteers Return to Philadelphia Community Center Where It All Began

Aramark team volunteers at R.W. Brown Community Center to bring health and wellness education to preschoolers and community members
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Ten years after Aramark Building Community launched,  Aramark (NYSE: ARMK) team members returned to one of the sites where it started, volunteering their time at R.W. Brown Community Center to bring health and wellness education to preschoolers and community members.

Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation Extends Partnership With Armed Services YMCA To Help End Childhood Hunger

$100,000 grant from the Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation will support child development and food insecurity programs at two ASYMCA locations
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GAITHERSBURG, Md.,  September 19, 2018 /3BLMedia/ — Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation announced today that it is extending its partnership with the Armed Services YMCA (ASYMCA) and providing a $100,000 grant to improve access to nutritious food to help end childhood hunger.  The organizations will continue to work together to support the military community by helping to reduce food insecurity among military families.  With the generosity of organizations like Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation, ASYMCA can help stop military family hunger through programs and services supporting young, low-income mil

To Reduce Post-Harvest Loss, Start With a Sustaining End in Mind 

What does success look like? For farmers, a successful season should look like a bountiful harvest translated into a bountiful profit.
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What does success look like? For farmers, a successful season should look like a bountiful harvest translated into a bountiful profit.

Visiting with a rice farmer in Bihar state in India at the end of harvest, it was easy to see that it had been a good year for rice. Awaiting threshing, bundles of rice were organized into stacks twice as tall as the farmer with the length and width of a small building. The farmer was pleased that yields had been good. However, the farmer knew that success had yet to be achieved.

For Some Kids, Summer's Not so Healthy When School Lunch Goes Away

How community centers fill the gap
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It’s August, and we’re well in to the heat of summer. It should be a carefree time for children, but for those who depend on the National School Lunch Program during the school year, summer may mean poor nutrition, even hunger.

Timberland Supports NH Food Bank With Onsite Victory Garden

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This spring, Timberland employees kicked off their 11th annual Victory Garden season at the brand’s global headquarters in Stratham, NH.  Each year, dozens of employee volunteers pull on their boots and slip on their gardening gloves to plant, weed, water and harvest the many vegetables and fruits grown just outside the building’s front entrance. This year’s crops include tomatoes, raspberries, zucchini, summer squash, string beans, cucumbers, peppers, cut flowers, radishes, eggplant, carrots and onions.

Agroforestry Systems for Producing Nutritious Food for Smallholders in Odisha, India

A new project in India promises better diets for farmers
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The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) South Asia Regional Programme recently launched a three-year project: Enabling Smallholders in Odisha to Produce and Consume More Nutritious Food through Agroforestry Systems. The project is fully funded by the State Government of Odisha and will be jointly implemented by ICRAF, the Department of Agriculture and Farmers’ Empowerment, Government of Odisha, the India Council of Agriculture Research’s Central Agroforestry Research Institute and National Rice Research Institute, and the Odisha University of Agriculture and Technology.

Humana Offering $500,000 for Plan to Address Hunger, Isolation in Broward

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Broward County organizations that connect residents to healthy food are invited to apply for grants “no smaller than” $500,000 from the Humana Foundation, the charitable arm of the health insurance giant.

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