Leveraging commercial sustainability to help bolster health; nutrition; and water, sanitation, and hygiene interventions
Patrick Norrell, director of agriculture and economic growth for Tetra Tech International Development Services, discusses the importance of incorporating commercial sustainability into food security programs, which in turn will help make economic growth more inclusive and resilient. All opinions expressed in this post are the author’s own.
This Thanksgiving, Republic Services partnered with Desert Mission Food Bank in Phoenix to donate 1,000 turkeys and additionally collect 12,000 pounds of food to help stock the pantries of those in need. Furthermore, members of Republic’s Labor Relations team volunteered their time to help sort and pack five tons of food, including the turkeys, for distribution on Thanksgiving to the community.
Millions of Senior Citizens struggle with hunger on a daily basis. Learn how a nonprofit is using eBay to help deliver food to those in need.
Millions of people from all around the world connect on eBay. Each time that happens, something positive happens in the world. These are the stories of everyday people on eBay making an extraordinary difference in the lives of others.
Roy Byrd has volunteered with Reflections of Trinity in Powder Springs, GA, for more than 10 years. When the nonprofit opened a food pantry in 2012, Roy rose to the challenge. As director of the food ministry, Roy makes sure nearly 400 families get food boxes each week.
UN Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 17 is about partnering to achieve solutions. It recognizes that our best chance to meet the other 16 SDGs is through collaboration between governments, private sector and civil society based on shared principles and vision. Collaboration also amplifies our impact, creating value up and down supply chains, throughout complex systems, and in ways that can even come full circle.
A group of Montana Montessori school students learn firsthand what it means to be entrepreneurs by starting a business on eBay.
By: Adam Kohler
Nestled along the Clark Fork River in the northeastern reaches of Montana, students at Garden City Montessori school are spread out across the floor holding impromptu photo shoots, earnestly making calculations and debating the price of a new Casio watch. These students aren’t just here to learn. They are running a vibrant marketplace—and they mean business.
WASHINGTON, November 6, 2017 /3BL Media/ - More than 1.2 billion people go to bed hungry or under-nourished every day, while the food that could feed them is wasted, lost along the food-chain. Such waste also rocks the security of livelihoods for the most vulnerable in the agricultural value chain and negatively impacts the environment. Eliminating food loss—using the harvest wisely—is one of the most solvable problems of our time.
According to a recent report by Feeding America, 5 million seniors over the age of 60 in the United States struggle with hunger. Inspired by this need, Reflections of Trinity sells goods on eBay to stock its food pantry.
Hunger in America is a striking epidemic. According to the USDA Economic Research Service and Feeding America, one in every six people face hunger in our country. A shocking 20.6 percent of households with children are food insecure.
Our years of school feeding experience is helping to improve nutrition and, in turn, the educational outcomes, for school children in Bolivia.
The Challenge: The World Food Programme reports that around 39% of the population lives below the poverty line, with levels of undernourishment the highest in South America (15.9%). For children under five, malnutrition stands at 18% and many children over five go to school on an empty stomach and struggle to concentrate simply because they are hungry.