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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.

General Mills Announces Food Recovery Champions Winners

More than $1 million awarded to organizations in the U.S. and Canada to expand surplus food recovery to nourish more people facing hunger.
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MINNEAPOLIS, June 24, 2019 /3BL Media/ – General Mills announces the 20 winners of its Food Recovery Champions program that awards grants to expand surplus food recovery in the U.S. and Canada for greater social and environmental impact.

The program reflects General Mills’ belief that food waste is a major social, environmental and economic challenge that undermines population food security, contributes to climate change, unnecessarily consumes natural resources like water, and costs families, communities and businesses money.

Smithfield Foods Donates Nearly 40,000 Pounds of Protein to FeedMore WNY

Tops Markets Joins the 30th Stop of Smithfield’s 2019 Helping Hungry Homes® Tour
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BUFFALO, N.Y., June 13, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Today, Smithfield Foods, Inc. and Tops Friendly Markets joined forces to donate nearly 40,000 pounds of protein to FeedMore WNY. Smithfield’s contribution was part of the company’s 2019 Helping Hungry Homes® donation tour.

Fair Trade USA® Raises the Bar for Cocoa Farmers

Increases to Fair Trade Minimum Price and Premium aim to address extreme poverty and its consequences in cocoa-producing communities
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OAKLAND, Calif., June 11, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Fair Trade USA, the leading third-party certifier of fair trade products in North America, announced today that it will increase its minimum price and premium for cocoa by 20 percent as of October 1, 2019 to move farmers closer to a living income and reduce the extreme poverty and child labor that is prevalent in West Africa’s cocoa fields.  

An Innovative App Helps Minnesota Companies Get Leftover Food to People in Need

Across the metro, the app is helping boost the number of companies able to find a home for extra food.
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By Kelly Smith

The city of Minneapolis recently launched a new program working with local companies and restaurants to box up leftovers and drop them off at nonprofits such as Pillsbury United Communities, which feeds people at their dining sites and food shelves. Nearby, the nonprofit Loaves & Fishes started a pilot program five years ago with Best Buy that’s grown to include 19 businesses — from big corporations like Medtronic to smaller ones like Wuollet Bakery — all of which donate surplus food to feed the hungry.

General Mills Foundation | FareShare Food Partner

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At FareShare, we can’t do anything without the generosity of our supporters.

One such partner – the General Mills Foundation has been a vital supporter in helping FareShare to considerably scale up the amount of food we redistribute to charities and community groups throughout the UK.

100 New Young Leaders Join the Journey Towards Zero Hunger

The biennial Bayer Youth Ag Summit brings together 100 young food security activists to develop concrete projects to help feed a hungry planet / The 2019 Summit will take place from 4-6 November in Brasilia, Brazil / Bayer received over 2,800 applications
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MONHEIM, Germany, May 30, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Bayer is excited to announce that it has selected the 100 participants, coming from 45 countries, for the fourth edition of the Youth Ag Summit. The 2019 Summit will take place in Brasilia, Brazil from November 4-6, in partnership with Nuffield Brazil.

Smithfield Foods Donates More Than 41,000 Pounds of Protein to Harvesters—the Community Food Network

Donation part of Smithfield’s 2019 Helping Hungry Homes® Tour and helps jump-start Harvesters’ Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive
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KANSAS CITY, Mo., May 13, 2019 /3BL Media/– Smithfield Foods, Inc., in partnership with Price Chopper, donated more than 41,000 pounds of protein to Harvesters—The Community Food Network.

Thermo King Drives Reduction in Food Waste and Insecurity by Committing Nearly $500,000 in Additional Grants to Food Banks Nationwide

Since its launch in 2017, The We Move Food™ program has enabled the delivery of millions of meals to people in need through grants, refrigerated products and in-kind services
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MINNEAPOLIS, May, 13, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Forty percent, or nearly $200 billion of food in the U.S. goes to waste each year. Making this statistic harder to comprehend, 40 million people struggle with hunger, and 12 million of them are children.

Michael B. Jordan Wins $100,000 for Feeding America as Honey Nut Cheerios' Good Rewards Comes to a Close

Team Captains Lucy Hale and Rob Gronkowski take second, third place in friendly competition to do good
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MINNEAPOLIS, May 3, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Honey Nut Cheerios has crowned the winner of its first-ever Good Rewards program, with Michael B. Jordan claiming the top prize of $100,000 on behalf of Feeding America, the nation's largest domestic hunger relief organization leading the charge to help end hunger in our country. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) received $50,000, and the Gronk Nation Youth Foundation received $25,000 as the second and third place charity beneficiaries of Good Rewards.

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