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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.

Infographic | Whole Planet Foundation and Partners Alleviating Global Poverty Through Microcredit

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Every quarter Whole Planet Foundation aggregates field metrics from our microfinance partners who are disbursing and collecting microcredit loans to people living in poverty. With a small loan – the current average first size is $178 - an impoverished entrepreneur has the opportunity to create or expand a home-based business and generate income for herself and her family.  See who we support and view our impact dashboard.

Smithfield Foods Donates More Than 40,000 Pounds of Protein to Three Square Food Bank; Eckrich Brand Provides Funds to Local Schools

Donations Part of Smithfield’s 2019 Helping Hungry Homes® Tour and Albertsons Grand Opening Community Celebration
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LAS VEGAS, March 14, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Today, Smithfield Foods, Inc. and Albertsons joined forces to donate more than 40,000 pounds of protein to Three Square Food Bank. Smithfield’s contribution was part of the company’s 2019 Helping Hungry Homes® donation tour.

Numi Organic Tea is #FundingHerFuture through Whole Planet Foundation

Numi Foundation Celebrates People, Planet & Possibility on International Women’s Day
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Numi Organic Tea is a new member of Whole Planet Foundation’s Supplier Alliance for Microcredit, donating $50,000 this year to alleviate global poverty through microcredit. Microloans are small loans – the current average first loan size supported by Whole Planet Foundation is $178 – with no formal collateral or contract, provided to the world’s poorest people – mostly women - to create or expand a business for the opportunity to pull themselves and their families out of poverty. 

Las Vegas Sands Announces Kelly Clarkson Will Headline Sands Cares INSPIRE on May 24

All Ticket Sales Benefit Sands Cares Accelerator Program Members: Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth, Marty Hennessy Inspiring Children Foundation
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LAS VEGAS, March 18, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Las Vegas Sands (NYSE: LVS) announced today that Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum artist Kelly Clarkson will headline Sands Cares INSPIRE 2019, the signature fund-raising event for the Sands Cares Accelerator Program, on Friday, May 24, at The Venetian® Resort Las Vegas.  Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. PST, Friday, March 22.

Planting Seeds of Inspiration

When Marge Cabasagan is not at work supporting Wells Fargo’s global operations in the Philippines, you will likely find her growing vegetables at a home for orphans and the elderly.
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Growing up in the bayside city of Manila, Philippines, Marge Cabasagan learned the power of helping others from her grandfather when she was just a little girl.

On Sundays after church, she would often accompany Severino De Vega Cabasagan on his visits to Hospicio de San Jose, a 200-year-old institution in Manila that cares for more than 225 people, including orphans, survivors of domestic violence, and the elderly. There, she watched her grandfather selflessly give his time to better the lives of the less fortunate.

Partnership Extends the Reach of Hunger Relief Programs

by Amy Brown
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Forty million Americans struggle with hunger, the same as the number of people officially living in poverty. One in every eight Americans are food insecure: That is, they live in a household with limited or uncertain access to enough food to support a healthy life. Households with children are more likely to be food insecure.

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