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Inspired Partner: Convoy of Hope

Convoy of Hope is an important partner that helps Hormel Foods carry out its hunger-relief mission
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By Kelly Braaten

At Hormel Foods, we are inspired to do our part in helping with hunger-relief efforts around the world. We have significant resources as a food company, but we understand we can’t do it alone. Working with our inspired partners such as Convoy of Hope, Feeding America, Food For The Poor and Caritas, we are able to make a difference every day.

Walmart and Sam’s Club’s “Fight Hunger. Spark Change.” Campaign Aims to Achieve Big Impact Toward Hunger Relief

Campaign Aims to Help Feeding America Secure 1 Billion Meals for Local Food Banks
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BENTONVILLE, ARK., April 22, 2019 /3BL Media/ – In communities across the U.S., one in eight Americans, or nearly 40 million people, struggle with hunger, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. To raise awareness and combat the issue, Walmart, Sam’s Club, Feeding America® and member food banks are kicking off their sixth annual nationwide “Fight Hunger. Spark Change.” (FHSC) campaign, which will run from April 22 to May 20.

The Power Of Purpose: How Feeding America Works With Brands To Tackle The Problem Of Hunger

By Afdhel Aziz
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As Chief Marketing and Communications Officer for Feeding America, Catherine Davis works to increase public awareness of hunger in America. She is responsible for identifying innovative ways to engage the public in Feeding America’s mission, as well as enhancing the organization’s reputation as one of the most-admired nonprofit brands in the country. 

Yorkshire Building Society’s 2018 Society Matters Report

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Yorkshire Building Society - one of the UK's largest and most successful building societies - has released its annual Society Matters report highlighting its work to make a lasting and positive impact on society. The 2018 Society Matters report demonstrates the organisation’s recent achievements and vision for the future aligned to the key themes of Community, Customers, People and the Environment.

Highlights include:

Conway Center Revolutionizes Affordable Housing in Washington, D.C.

Simone Scott and her children are among the first residents of the Conway Center, an affordable housing development in Washington, D.C., that also provides job training, health care, and other resources, thanks to a grant from Wells Fargo.
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Just a few years ago, Simone Scott lost her job, lost her home, and suffered a seizure while pregnant, all in a short period of time, leaving her, her young son, and newborn daughter homeless. But after learning about the nonprofit So Others Might Eat, or SOME, Scott received housing and support, allowing her to get back on her feet. Today, she is enjoying her new home at SOME’s Conway Center and hopes to give back to others like herself as a wellness consultant.

Smithfield Foods Donates More Than 42,000 Pounds of Protein To Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina

Food Lion joins the seventh stop of Smithfield’s 2019 Helping Hungry Homes® Tour
Press Release

CHARLOTTE, N.C., March 20, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Today, Smithfield Foods, Inc. and Food Lion joined forces to donate more than more than 42,000 pounds of protein to Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina.

Nourishing Communities: How T. Rowe Price Works With Local Organizations to End Global Hunger

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Approximately 11% of the world's inhabitants (some 821 million people) face chronic hunger, according to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization. T. Rowe Price, however, is committed to supporting global hunger relief— the firm maintains alliances across the globe with organizations such as City Harvest London, Care and Share Food Bank, San Francisco Marin Food Bank, Feeding Tampa Bay, and the Maryland Food Bank.

P&G Sets New Goal to Deliver 25 Billion Liters of Clean Drinking Water to Families in Need Worldwide

After achieving its 2020 goal of delivering 15 billion liters one year early, the Company increases its target to 25 billion liters of clean water by 2025
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CINCINNATI, March 19, 2019 /3BL Media/ — This World Water Day, Procter & Gamble (P&G) is celebrating the achievement of its 2020 goal of delivering 15 billion liters of clean drinking water through its non-profit Children’s Safe Drinking Water (CSDW) Program. P&G is now accelerating its efforts to help provide clean drinking water to even more people by delivering 25 billion liters – more than 100 billion glasses of water – worldwide by 2025.

PHOTO GALLERY | Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation Gro More Good Grantees Get Kids Growing, Learning in the Garden

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On the First Day of Spring, March 20, 2019, The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation announced its 2019 Gro More Good Grassroots Grantees with KidsGardening. The Gro More Good Grassroots Grants initiative focuses its support on garden and greenspace projects that connect more children with the life-enhancing and transformative benefits of gardening.

Video | Chobani is #FundingHerFuture through Whole Planet Foundation

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This year, Whole Planet Foundation aims to raise $4 million dollars during its Annual Prosperity Campaign to fund microloans for people living in poverty where Whole Foods Market sources products.

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