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BY KELLY BRAATEN & PHOTOS: ERIC JOHNSON, AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

On a brisk Saturday morning in November, volunteers and area organizations in Austin, Minnesota, were busy getting everything ready for an event to help others in the community. Tables were being set up, groceries were being placed into bags and barber chairs were being brought in for haircuts.

The World's Most Solvable Problem: Hunger

The KFC Canada Harvest commitment
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KFC Canada's Harvest Program (a program that donates surplus chicken to local charities), recently celebrated the enrollment of their 100th  KFC restaurant! Since rolling out the program earlier this year, KFC Canada has donated nearly 14,000 pounds of chicken to local charities across Canada.

Hams For Hunger - East Texas Food Bank

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Hormel Foods Corporation and Brookshire Grocery Co. donated 1,080 Hormel® Cure 81® half hams to the East Texas Food Bank to help feed those in need this holiday season. In total, the two companies are donating over $100,000 in hams to dozens of food banks and food kitchens in communities where Brookshire’s, Super 1 Foods and Spring Market stores operate.

General Mills Foundation & Second Harvest Heartland

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Quick delivery of excess fresh produce to people in need is crucial. The General Mills Foundation and Second Harvest are making healthy happen for nearly 1,000 food shelves, pantries and other partner programs.

Click here to learn more about Second Harvest Heartland

Want to Try Something New in 2018?

The Taproot Foundation's lessons from launching a new initiative
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Driven by both necessity and opportunity right now, Taproot Foundation partners across the nonprofit, for-profit, and philanthropic sector all seem to be asking themselves one thing: “How can we be better?”

Hotel Industry Teams up With World Wildlife Fund and The Rockefeller Foundation to Reduce Food Waste

12-week pilot program results in 10 percent decrease in food waste
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NEW YORK, November 13, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Today, World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA), with support from The Rockefeller Foundation, unveil results from a set of projects demonstrating innovative strategies aimed at reducing food waste in the hotel industry. Based on the results, WWF, AHLA, and The Rockefeller Foundation are releasing a toolkit with strategies to help hotel properties and brands meet measurable, time-bound goals to reduce food waste.

Hunger Is, A Joint Charitable Initiative of the Albertsons Companies Foundation and the Entertainment Industry Foundation, Has Raised More Than $20 Million in Total to Fight Childhood Hunger

Albertsons Companies stores raise millions for Hunger Is through an in-store campaign to help local hunger relief programs with support from Academy and Emmy Award®-winning actress and Hunger Is Ambassador Viola Davis
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BOISE, Idaho, LOS ANGELES, November 8, 2017 /3BL Media/ – The Albertsons Companies Foundation and the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF) announced today their 2017 in-store, month-long campaign raised more than $5 million in donations for Hunger Is, a joint charitable initiative designed to raise awareness and funds to end childhood hunger in America.

Partnering to Address the Challenge of Food Waste

By: Andrew Shakman
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Imagine if every year Apple threw out one third of its Iphones. Made them, shipped them, threw them out. Or imagine if Toyota threw out a third of the cars it made. Samsung a third of its TVs. Its ridiculous to even imagine.

On World Food Day, Amway Ran a "Power of 5K" Virtual Race

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On World Food Day, Amway’s Nutrilite™ Power of 5K brought 50,000 runners and walkers from around the globe to fight childhood malnutrition.

Over 3 million children die each year as a result of malnutrition and those who survive are often challenged with health and development problems for the rest of their lives.

The Nutrilite Power of 5 Campaign is designed to build awareness of childhood malnutrition, address the critical need for proper nutrition during the first 5 years of life and offer a way that everyone can help.

A Taste of General Mills Podcast: Partners in Food Solutions

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Africa’s food companies and entrepreneurs are getting a boost from Partners in Food Solutions, an organization that is working across the continent to strengthen food security, improve nutrition and increase economic development. For more information, visit us at blog.generalmills.com.

SHOW NOTES – Episode 26: October 16, 2017

Link: PartnersInFoodSolutions.com

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