Each year, 72 billion pounds of good, safe food ends up in landfills in the U.S., yet people go hungry. With support from General Mills, Feeding America created a technology platform called MealConnect that gives food donors a convenient, free and safe way to reduce waste and connect surplus meals with those facing hunger.
We often think of food insecurity and hunger as something that happens in other countries, or only in the poorest parts of our nation. But the reality is that people are hungry all over the country, including in some of the nation’s wealthiest towns and counties.
Many of us assume that the most pressing food issue on college campus is student nutrition. We think of college as a culture of late-night ramen and pizza. But we often forget that many college students don’t have enough to eat at all.
In fact, as many as two out of three students at community colleges are food insecure, according to a March 2017 report from Wisconsin’s HOPE Lab that was sponsored by the Association of Community College Trustees.
As the world’s largest food company, and one that connects farmers to consumers, how can Nestlé help shape the future of food systems?
On July 6-7, the company hosted an extraordinary gathering of industry and civil society experts. The Planting the Seeds for the Future of Food conference brought together farmers, academics, industry representatives, NGOs and intergovernmental organisations to explore the issues. The Better Business show was there to make this exclusive podcast.
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Pizza company created food donation program 25 years ago in partnership with Food Donation Connection to feed those in need
PLANO, Texas, June 29, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Pizza Hut and community-based hunger relief organizations are celebrating a major milestone today: surpassing 100 million pounds of food donated by Pizza Hut to feed those in need locally and across the country.
Back in 2013, I joined the Alliance to End Hunger after a decade as a corporate lobbyist. As with any major life change, this one had implications on our family routines. One night over dinner, my husband and I talked about my new job with our children — then 8- and 6-years old. That evening at bedtime, my daughter, Sarah, said thoughtfully, “But Mommy, if you end hunger you won’t have a job anymore.” My response to her was “And wouldn’t that be wonderful.”