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Northern Illinois Food Bank in Geneva received $100,000 in a corporate donation and $100,000 from an individual family, and plans to use the combined $200,000 to encourage more giving during the holiday season, a spokeswoman said.
Northern Illinois Food Bank spokeswoman Jennifer Nau said the donation is actually much greater – and has a real potential to spur additional giving this holiday season.
Hormel Foods and Jennie-O Turkey Store help those in need
By Kelly Braaten
With the aroma of turkey, ham and all the fixings in the air, and music playing in the background, volunteers served a holiday meal for more than 1,000 people affected by Hurricane Harvey at Celebration of Life Church in Baytown, Texas.
BOISE, Idaho, December 21, 2017 /3BL Media/ — Albertsons Companies this week caps off a successful season of holiday giving campaigns that will help food banks provide emergency food assistance throughout the lean winter months. Fueled by customer generosity, store teams gave more than 20,000 turkeys and hams for holiday dinners while generous and engaged customers donated thousands of tons of additional food for people in need.
This holiday season, global outdoor lifestyle brand Timberland is focused not only on equipping shoppers with the latest in cold weather gear, but also with serving those in the community who are less fortunate. With the message “Made to Give” appearing in stores across the U.S., the brand engaged both employees and consumers in a variety of efforts to support communities in need.
Through the 2017 Share the Love Event, from November 16, 2017, to January 2, 2018, Subaru will donate $250 for every new Subaru vehicle purchased or leased to the customer's choice of the four national charities, including Meals on Wheels America, with a minimum guarantee of $250,000. In addition to these partners, Subaru retailers have selected hundreds of hometown charities for their customers to support as well. By the end of this year, Subaru and its participating retailers will have donated over $115 million to help those in need.
Smithfield and Vons representatives presented the donation to Feeding San Diego at an event that raised awareness of hunger’s impact in the local community. Members from all three organizations discussed the significance of protein donations in helping the nearly 400,000 individuals in San Diego County who face hunger.
Funding from the FCA Foundation will help ensure that more children have access to Meet Up and Eat Up and School Breakfast Programs
December 19, 2017 /3BL Media/ - The FCA Foundation, the charitable arm of North American automaker FCA US LLC, today announced a $500,000 grant to United Way for Southeastern Michigan. The grant will help United Way implement two primary strategies to ensure that more children have access to and participate in child nutrition programs throughout the school year and during the summer.
BY KELLY BRAATEN & PHOTOS: ERIC JOHNSON, AUSTIN DAILY HERALD
On a brisk Saturday morning in November, volunteers and area organizations in Austin, Minnesota, were busy getting everything ready for an event to help others in the community. Tables were being set up, groceries were being placed into bags and barber chairs were being brought in for haircuts.