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CIT Donates 100,000 Meals to NJ-based Table to Table

Donation combats food insecurity in Northern New Jersey as part of Acts of Caring initiative
Press Release

LIVINGSTON, N.J., Aug. 4, 2020 /3BL Media/ -- CIT Group Inc. (CIT) today announced that it has made a donation to provide enough fresh food for 100,000 meals to Table to Table, a community-based food rescue program that redistributes would-be wasted food to those in need.

CIT Supports Customer Effort to Address Hunger Relief in Southern Nevada

Donation provides additional 30,000 meals through Three Square Food Bank
Press Release

LAS VEGAS, July 24, 2020 /3BL Media/ - CIT Group Inc. (CIT) today announced that it has donated 30,000 meals to those in need through Three Square Food Bank, Southern Nevada's only food bank and the area's largest hunger-relief organization.

Unusual Donation of Redfish Feeds Hungry in Florida

How Duke Energy’s Crystal River Mariculture Center pitched in to help families struggling through COVID-19
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Even though the Citrus County Family Resource Center in Florida has more people to feed because of the pandemic, families will get something special this summer. Duke Energy donated 500 pounds of redfish fillets from its Crystal River Mariculture Center to help feed about 1,500 people. 

During the summer, the nonprofit has more families to feed and fewer donors because snowbirds have returned home – and the pandemic’s economic hardships have made conditions worse.

“We’ve had a lot more people who have never asked for help before,” said Ginger West, the center’s director.

International Paper Calls On Global Community to #HelpFillTheBoxes to Feed the Hungry

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It’s more than just a box. That’s why International Paper is donating 2 million for hunger relief.

Seizing the Moment to Advance Data for Social Impact

COVID-19 is accelerating nonprofits' work and data science is stepping up to help
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The coronavirus pandemic has amplified the power of data science for social impact in many ways, from helping to deliver school lunch stipends to parents after schools closed to using technology to make accessing critical safety net programs more streamlined and user-friendly.

Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation Awards Scholarships to Students for Efforts to End Childhood Hunger

Students each awarded $10,000 in scholarships and grants; Sodexo employees additionally granted $5,000 for nonprofits of choice.
Press Release

GAITHERSBURG, Md., July 21, 2020 /3BL Media/ – In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, which caused the cancellation of the 21st Annual Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation dinner, students and Sodexo employees were formally recognized today for their innovative efforts to achieve the goal of zero hunger by 2030, guided by the belief that Bright Futures Begin When Hunger Ends.

Bloomberg Has Contributed Two Million Meals Globally to COVID-19 Frontline Workers and Communities in Need

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Bloomberg LP’s corporate philanthropy has funded distribution of one million meals around the world, building on Mike Bloomberg’s $6 million in support for World Central Kitchen, which brought over one million meals to frontline workers at 16 New York City public hospital facilities

Press Release

Bloomberg LP’s corporate philanthropy has funded distribution of one million meals around the world, building on Mike Bloomberg’s $6 million in support for World Central Kitchen, which brought over one million meals to frontline workers at 16 New York City public hospital facilities

Florida Teen Fighting Hunger Gets a Cereal Surprise

By Hanna Johnson
Blog

Kennedy McCormick asks for the same thing for her birthday every year.  

Boxes of cereal.  

She was motivated to start collecting cereal at the age of seven after seeing a commercial about childhood hunger.  

“I wanted to help in some type of way,” says McCormick. “So, I asked my parents if instead of getting presents for my birthday, I could help the children.” 

And every year since, she’s donated that cereal to Feeding Tampa Bay’s Cereal for Summer food program, which focuses on feeding children while they’re not in school. 

Impossible Foods and Colin Kaepernick Fight Food Insecurity and Racial Injustice

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As COVID-19 tears throughout the U.S., the coronavirus may not be the deadliest part of the pandemic. CNN reports that the resulting hunger crisis could kill more people than the disease itself, especially minorities.

Feeding America Makes MealConnect Available Nationwide

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Feeding America has made it easier for food banks in its network to take advantage of its MealConnect platform by making it automatically available in every zip code of the country. 

“We connected all 200 food banks directly to MealConnect, so that we basically blanket the entire country with a food donation,” said Justin Block, Managing Director of Digital Platform Technology at Feeding America. 

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