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Representative Kaptur's Bipartisan Resolution Highlights the Positive Impact of Gardening

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  • In a rare show of bipartisanship, Democrats and Republicans have offered a solution to growing food insecurity concerns amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Democrats and Republicans have proposed a resolution that calls for the Secretary of Agriculture to collaborate with the House of Representatives to “supply seeds, preserving materials, and manuals to help citizens grow and preserve crops from their Victory Gardens during the COVID–19 crisis.” 
  • According to the USDA's 2019 Household Food Insecurity in the United States report, 37.2 million people lived in food-insecure households in 2018. By promoting gardening, Rep. Kaptur hopes to reduce this staggering statistic.
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Highlights

  • In a rare show of bipartisanship, Democrats and Republicans have offered a solution to growing food insecurity concerns amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Democrats and Republicans have proposed a resolution that calls for the Secretary of Agriculture to collaborate with the House of Representatives to “supply seeds, preserving materials, and manuals to help citizens grow and preserve crops from their Victory Gardens during the COVID–19 crisis.” 
  • According to the USDA's 2019 Household Food Insecurity in the United States report, 37.2 million people lived in food-insecure households in 2018. By promoting gardening, Rep. Kaptur hopes to reduce this staggering statistic.

Unique Retail Chain Provides Affordable and Nutritious Food to Low-Income Workers in Bangladesh

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DHAKA, Bangladesh, June 30, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Bangladesh-based Direct Fresh Ltd has made a renewed inclusive business commitment to Business Call to Action (BCtA) aiming to provide 1 million low-income factory workers with quality produce and essential goods at lower than market price through a unique base of the pyramid (BoP) retail chain by 2022 and hoping to reach an additional 3 million over the next five years.

Sysco Donates 30 Million Meals, 'Making Every Case Count' in a Global Effort to Support Vulnerable, Food-Insecure Citizens

Press Release

HOUSTON, June 22, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Today, Sysco announced it has donated 30 million meals across eight countries since mid-March as part of its community response strategy to the COVID-19 pandemic. These donations were valued at over $100 million and included nearly 16 million pounds of fresh produce and approximately six million pounds of fresh dairy products.

New Bacardi Limited Website Gives Inside Look at Unique Culture

Site showcases family culture and legacy of 158-year business and its iconic brands
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Bacardi Limited, the world’s largest privately held spirits company, unveils a new company website inspired by the people and unique culture of the family owned business. The revamped site reflects the warm and vibrant life at Bacardi with a design inspired by the company’s purpose of ‘celebrating moments that matter’.

Can Food Supply Chains Cope with COVID-19?

The complex global systems that bring food from fields to forks are overcoming many hurdles to keep us fed.
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It’s a luxury easily taken for granted in the developed world – that we can expect diverse, healthy and safe food on our supermarket shelves. But this is only possible thanks to the complex global supply chains capable of rapidly and safely growing, processing, and transporting food by land, sea and air from fields around the world.

United Employees Volunteering to Help Those Facing Hunger Worldwide During Pandemic

Press Release

RALEIGH, N.C., June 8, 2020 /3BL Media/ - In partnership with international hunger relief non-profit Rise Against Hunger, United employees across the country are volunteering to package over 300,000 meals for vulnerable communities around the world.

Fundraising Campaign: Support Waste Pickers Worldwide, Advance a Circular Economy

A Global Partnership between Meridian Institute, The Circulate Initiative, PYXERA Global, and WORK
Press Release

WASHINGTON DC, June 4, 2020 /3BL Media/ Meridian Institute, The Circulate Initiative, PYXERA Global, and WORK announce a collaborative fundraising campaign on Global Giving to provide much-needed support to waste picker

Skills-Based Volunteering at FedEx in the Time of COVID-19

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FedEx, like many other socially responsible companies, is pitching in with our resources as best we can to help fight Covid-19. The most obvious way we are able to help is by making our network available to relief organizations through in-kind transportation support. There are a number of these organizations that we support year-round, across the globe. In addressing the pandemic, we’re helping them get personal protective gear, equipment, blood and medications where needed most in a fast, efficient and reliable way.

Hormel Foods Gives Back to Battle Hunger, Food Insecurity Throughout the COVID-19 Crisis

Company steps up to donate cash and meals to help local communities during the pandemic
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By Dean Peters

Hormel Foods continues its role as a leading company committed to helping those in need most fight hunger relief and food insecurity as a result of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.

Cheerios Supports Fight Against Childhood Hunger

By Hanna Johnson
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To help support children facing hunger during the COVID-19 pandemic, Cheerios is donating $1.3 million to No Kid Hungry, a national campaign focused on ending childhood hunger in America.

The announcement was made during the latest episode of “Reunited Apart,” Josh Gad’s YouTube series that reunites casts from iconic films. The episode brought together cast members from “The Lord of the Rings” to reminisce about the franchise and recreate memorable moments for its fans.

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