The COVID‐19 crisis is accelerating the transformation of business – one that solidifies the private sector mandate of a stakeholder‐first, rather than shareholder‐only, mentality. We’ve kept a pulse on this shift, brand action and stakeholder expectations, revealing that 75% of the U.S. public believes business must take action to protect employees, care for communities and support front-line workers in the fight against COVID‐19. Companies who have rapidly and authentically met this expectation demonstrate Purpose – at its finest.
Global food production is responsible for more than a quarter of global greenhouse gas emissions. Agriculture uses half the world’s habitable land and consumes 70 percent of its freshwater withdrawals.
A program we’re calling “manufacture to donate” works just like it sounds.
Several of our plants are now making food, boxing it up, and sending it straight to Feeding America. The organization is providing it to its network of 200 member food banks, food pantries and meal programs.
It’s another way we’re addressing the urgent need for hunger relief during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Right now, a lot of people could use extra help, and that is particularly true for the most vulnerable people among us. Recently, some Massachusetts and Rhode Island shelters and food banks have gotten a little help in a big way thanks to Amazon, Sysco, and the Patriots Foundation.
Commitment brings total hunger relief raised to $66 million; donations will remain local to aid food banks, children, seniors. Company’s Appreciation Pay for frontline associates extended to May 2.
BOISE, Idaho, April 22, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Albertsons Companies today announced a $50 million commitment to hunger relief across the 2,200+ neighborhoods it serves in 34 states and the District of Columbia through its Nourishing Neighbors Community Relief campaign.
During these difficult and uncertain times, we continue to look for ways to support each other and our neighbors. For the month of April and continuing until the first week of May, Brown-Forman will be donating meals to select food pantry organizations in the California neighborhood and Louisville community.
The Company will also launch a paid community service program for Minneapolis-based employees to redirect their work hours to serving hunger-relief nonprofits.
MINNEAPOLIS, April 17, 2020 /3BL Media/ – With urgent need for both food donations and volunteers stemming from COVID-19, General Mills – in partnership with Feeding America – is announcing two new initiatives to help address these challenges: