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Walgreens and Vitamin Angels Reach 200 Million Women and Children with Life-Changing Vitamins

Press Release

September 16, 2019 /3BL Media/ Walgreens and non-profit Vitamin Angels announced today that they have supported more than 200 million women and children in the U.S and around the world through their partnership to improve child and maternal health.

Sodexo Brings Planet-friendly Future 50 Foods to 2,500 Hospitals and Businesses in the United States

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  • Sodexo partners with WWF-UK and Knorr Professional to bring sustainable meals to diners and contribute to a more responsible food system
  • The Future 50 Foods, co-written by Knorr and WWF-UK, identifies 50 foods that are nutritious and have a lower environmental impact
  • Sodexo is the first global player to serve Future 50 Foods on a large scale
  • Sodexo will roll out 40 plant-based recipes containing the Future 50 Foods, starting with 5,000 kitchens in Belgium, the US, France and the UK
  • Roll out in the US to feature five recipes made with superfood ingredients, such as amaranth, available at 2,500 locations across the country
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  • Sodexo partners with WWF-UK and Knorr Professional to bring sustainable meals to diners and contribute to a more responsible food system
  • The Future 50 Foods, co-written by Knorr and WWF-UK, identifies 50 foods that are nutritious and have a lower environmental impact
  • Sodexo is the first global player to serve Future 50 Foods on a large scale
  • Sodexo will roll out 40 plant-based recipes containing the Future 50 Foods, starting with 5,000 kitchens in Belgium, the US, France and the UK
  • Roll out in the US to feature five recipes made with superfood ingredients, such as amaranth, available at 2,500 locations across the country

Nourishing Future Generations with Vitamin Angels

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Good nutrition is essential for a healthy start in life and the foundation for optimal growth and development. For pregnant women and infants, having access to the right micronutrients is especially important as a child who is well nourished in the crucial first 1,000 days of their life is ten times more likely to overcome life-threatening childhood diseases and will complete 4.6 more grades at school.

How the General Mills Foundation is Mobilizing a Global Volunteer Workforce

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The General Mills Foundation’s (GMF) executive director, Nicola Dixon discusses GMF’s award winning partnership with Partners in Food Solutions (PFS). 

Reinventing Banana Production in Ecuador

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As the largest banana exporter in the world, Ecuador outstands in Latin America in the cultivation of a fruit well known by people for its yellow color, its flavor and nutritional quality. In 2018, the country exported 344.8 million boxes weighing 18.14 kilograms each, according to the Association of Banana Exporters of Ecuador (AEBE). Due to its importance for local economy, farmers face the challenge of growing enough in a sustainable way. One of the solutions already implemented – and with great success – is the use of biological products to improve productivity, as well as to provide the integrated management of diseases and agrochemicals resistance.

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As the largest banana exporter in the world, Ecuador outstands in Latin America in the cultivation of a fruit well known by people for its yellow color, its flavor and nutritional quality. In 2018, the country exported 344.8 million boxes weighing 18.14 kilograms each, according to the Association of Banana Exporters of Ecuador (AEBE). Due to its importance for local economy, farmers face the challenge of growing enough in a sustainable way. One of the solutions already implemented – and with great success – is the use of biological products to improve productivity, as well as to provide the integrated management of diseases and agrochemicals resistance.

Smithfield Foods Launches Plant-Based Protein Portfolio Under Pure Farmland™ Brand

New Meat-Alternative Products Hitting Shelves in September
Press Release

SMITHFIELD, Va., August 12, 2019 /3BL Media/ -- Smithfield Foods, Inc. today announced that it is launching a plant-based protein portfolio under the company’s Pure Farmland™ brand. The new line comes in a variety of breakfast patties, meatballs, burger patties, and pre-seasoned protein starters to help consumers grow their plant-based protein options for all meal occasions, including breakfast, lunch, dinner, and appetizers.

From Minnesota to Africa, Local Nonprofit Connects Food Experts Worlds Apart

Minnesota-based Partners in Food Solutions connects U.S. food experts with smaller African companies looking for new ways to feed large populations.
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By Kristen Leigh Painter

The audio crackled as the web-based technology strained to connect people worlds apart. Some voices were louder than others. Some suddenly dropped. But Rose Barry managed to catch promising partial sentences about peanut butter.

“The peanut butter installation ...” (static) “ ... started operating about a day ago ...”(dead air) “We had a bit of a breakdown ...” (static) “The mix is working really well.”

Transforming Vacant Land Into a Community Garden

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In fall 2018, Crayola Canada entered a land use agreement with the United Way for the City of Kawartha Lakes to turn the unused land into a project that benefits the community.

Smithfield Foods Contributes $60,000 to Bladen County Read and Feed Program

Donation will provide meals and books to more than 4,000 students throughout the summer
Press Release

SMITHFIELD, Va., July 17, 2019 /3BL Media/ – The Smithfield Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Smithfield Foods, Inc., announced today a donation of $60,000 to Bladen County Schools Foundation to fund the purchase of a new mobile van for the district’s “Read and Feed” program.

Fighting Hunger, Sharing Strength

Food isn’t just our business. At Sysco, it’s also our passion and our purpose as we fight to put an end to hunger
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Sysco is committed to helping the millions of Americans who struggle with food insecurity and hunger, providing both financial and volunteer resources to local organizations. We currently allocate 75 percent of our community donations and volunteer activities toward hunger relief, and as part of our 2025 Corporate Social Responsibility Goals, we plan to donate 200 million meals and $50 million dedicated toward alleviating hunger and food insecurity in the communities we serve.

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