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When COVID-19 Struck, They Answered the Call for Help

How 211 helped people keep their homes after the pandemic threw them out of work
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When COVID-19 threw millions out of work, threatening their ability to feed and house their families, specialists at NC 211 were there to help.

People can call, text or email 211 across the country to find support for housing and utility assistance and other social services. In 2019, the service’s representatives answered nearly 12 million calls. Because of the pandemic, the agency expects that number to double in 2020.

Sodexo Donates 46,000 Snack Packages to the Greater Boston Food Bank With the Transportation Support of Sterling Corporation

Sodexo’s Stop Hunger Foundation gifts an additional $45,000 donation to The Greater Boston Food Bank
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GAITHERSBURG, Md., December 22, 2020 /3BL Media/  – With the COVID-19 pandemic continuing to have an economic impact on families who have either seen reduced work or layoffs, Sodexo has been mobilizing its partners in Massachusetts to ensure a surplus of 17 pallets of snack foods, representing 46,000 snack packages, did not go to waste. In collaboration with Sterling Corporation, the 2020 largest Moving and Storage Company in Massachusetts, the pallets were successfully delivered to The Greater Boston Food Bank (GBFB) for future distribution to community members at risk of hunger.  

The Consumer Goods Forum Unites Its Members on Actions to Support Vulnerable Communities Impacted by COVID-19

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PARIS, December 18, 2020 /3BL Media/ -  The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) has today announced its members are working together on actions to support vulnerable communities, part of a coordinated, global response to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on those who have been hit hardest by the pandemic.

Walmart Business and Philanthropy Come Together to Help Fight Hunger This Holiday Season

Walmart Foundation donates $12 million to Feeding America; Walmart stores, Sam’s Clubs and distribution centers allocate funds and product to hunger-relief organizations
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BENTONVILLE, Ark., December 22, 2020 /3BL Media/ – The holidays are a time of giving, but they are also a time of great need. Food insecurity continues to plague families and individuals across the country with an estimated 1 in 6 people at risk of hunger as a result of COVID-19. This is compared to a pre-pandemic number of 1 in 9 struggling with food insecurity, according to Feeding America®, the nation’s largest hunger-relief organization.

Hormel Foods to Host Holiday Concert for Hunger Relief, Featuring “American Idol” Winner and Recording Artist Phillip Phillips

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Company has donated more than $1 million and one million meals to hunger causes and held six virtual concerts and events for team members during pandemic

YouTube livestream event on Dec. 11, 7 p.m. CST

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Company has donated more than $1 million and one million meals to hunger causes and held six virtual concerts and events for team members during pandemic

YouTube livestream event on Dec. 11, 7 p.m. CST

Thank You to Our Global Nonprofit Partners Fighting COVID-19

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Stanley Black & Decker has created a COVID-19 philanthropic outreach program to help our communities around the world combat the effects of the pandemic.

The company has partnered with nonprofit organizations dedicated to immediate relief and recovery efforts, those providing support for hospitals and frontline workers and organizations ensuring all communities have basic needs, such as food.

Hormel Foods Announces Giving Tuesday Donations to Help Others this Holiday Season

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AUSTIN, Minn., December 1, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE: HRL) today announced several Giving Tuesday donations to help others this holiday season. The company is donating $20,000 to Make-A-Wish Minnesota to help make the wishes of more children come true, and $20,000 to Feeding America.

Smithfield Foods Contributes 80,000-Pound Protein Donation for 24th Annual Mayflower Marathon Food and Fund Drive

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HAMPTON, Va., November 23, 2020 /3BL Media/ -- Smithfield Foods, Inc. today donated more than 75,000 pounds of protein to mark the 24th Annual Mayflower Marathon food drive, benefitting the 

Innovating to Live Better, Walmart Foundation and Nonprofits Fight Childhood Food Insecurity

By Eileen Hyde, Director, Sustainable Food Systems and Food Access
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The problem of food insecurity is not new. Yet amid the coronavirus pandemic, it’s taken on new urgency, as job loss and school closures disrupt the rhythms of life – and have often left America’s children unsure of where their next meal is coming from.

T‑Mobile Kicks Off #CaptureKindness Campaign to Help Feeding America® Give 15 Million Meals and Take Back 2020 With a Magenta Wave of Positivity

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What’s the news: Starting on World Kindness Day (Nov.13) through Giving Tuesday (Dec. 1) and ending on Dec.4, 2020, T-Mobile is closing out this year by spreading the love and asking everyone to #CaptureKindness. Photos and stories posted on social media, along with customer clicks in the T-Mobile Tuesdays App on Giving Tuesday, will translate to the Un-carrier’s biggest contribution to Feeding America® ever — up to 15 million meals* delivered to families across the U.S.

Why it matters: Millions of Americans are facing food insecurity right now, particularly due to the devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. T-Mobile wants to give back and do it while making others feel good — providing people a reason to smile and hopefully encouraging all of us to reconnect with our communities. Leave it up to the Supercharged Un-Carrier to help supercharge America’s kindness (with even more kindness!) through the #CaptureKindness campaign.

Who it’s for:  Anyone who needs a little positivity in their life right now (and who doesn’t!?!).

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What’s the news: Starting on World Kindness Day (Nov.13) through Giving Tuesday (Dec. 1) and ending on Dec.4, 2020, T-Mobile is closing out this year by spreading the love and asking everyone to #CaptureKindness. Photos and stories posted on social media, along with customer clicks in the T-Mobile Tuesdays App on Giving Tuesday, will translate to the Un-carrier’s biggest contribution to Feeding America® ever — up to 15 million meals* delivered to families across the U.S.

Why it matters: Millions of Americans are facing food insecurity right now, particularly due to the devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. T-Mobile wants to give back and do it while making others feel good — providing people a reason to smile and hopefully encouraging all of us to reconnect with our communities. Leave it up to the Supercharged Un-Carrier to help supercharge America’s kindness (with even more kindness!) through the #CaptureKindness campaign.

Who it’s for:  Anyone who needs a little positivity in their life right now (and who doesn’t!?!).

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