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On #GivingTuesdayNow, American Express is Expanding Its Global Support in the Fight Against COVID-19

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NEW YORK, May 5, 2020 /3BL Media/ - On #GivingTuesdayNow, we’re proud to recognize and support the heroic efforts of organizations, essential workers and others who are putting in countless hours to care for and provide relief to communities impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

At the start of this crisis, American Express mobilized quickly to back nonprofits leading the charge to provide protective equipment to frontline healthcare workers, research and develop vaccines and treatments, and feed communities impacted by COVID-19. 

American Express, Hilton and World Central Kitchen Partner to Support Frontline Healthcare Workers with Daily Meals

Program feeds frontline healthcare professionals staying for free in rooms donated by Hilton and American Express and enables some furloughed restaurant staff to return to work in Los Angeles, New York City and Washington, D.C.
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May 5, 2020 /3BL Media/ - American Express (NYSE:AXP) and Hilton (NYSE:HLT) recently teamed up to donate up to 1 million hotel room nights to medical professionals on the frontlines fighting COVID-19. Since April, hundreds of thousands of room nights have been booked.

Sysco Launches New “Foodservice Doesn’t Brake for Adversity” Campaign to Support Restaurant Customers

Campaign advances Sysco’s efforts to help small foodservice businesses stay in business and encourages Americans to support local restaurants
Press Release

HOUSTON, May 1, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Sysco Corporation (NYSE:SYY) announced today the launch of a new “Foodservice Doesn’t Brake for Adversity” campaign designed to help small foodservice businesses stay in business. The campaign will consist of strategically placed messages across multiple channels designed to encourage Americans to support their local restaurants and also highlights the resilience of all foodservice workers.

Unveiling the Porter Novelli Purpose Summit: Committing to Action Amid COVID-19

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The COVID‐19 crisis is accelerating the transformation of business – one that solidifies the private sector mandate of a stakeholder‐first, rather than shareholder‐only, mentality. We’ve kept a pulse on this shift, brand action and stakeholder expectations, revealing that 75% of the U.S. public believes business must take action to protect employees, care for communities and support front-line workers in the fight against COVID‐19. Companies who have rapidly and authentically met this expectation demonstrate Purpose – at its finest.

Get Ready to Celebrate #GivingTuesdayNow, the New Global Day of Giving, on May 5

Ideas & Resources for Companies, Nonprofits, and Individual Donors
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Coronavirus has changed – everything. Yet, we know when people unite around a common cause, real and lasting change happens.

We’re Making Food and Giving It Away

By Kevin Hunt
Blog

A program we’re calling “manufacture to donate” works just like it sounds.

Several of our plants are now making food, boxing it up, and sending it straight to Feeding America. The organization is providing it to its network of 200 member food banks, food pantries and meal programs.

It’s another way we’re addressing the urgent need for hunger relief during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Patriots Foundation Teams up to Donate Food to Local Shelters, Food Banks

By Angelique Fiske
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Right now, a lot of people could use extra help, and that is particularly true for the most vulnerable people among us. Recently, some Massachusetts and Rhode Island shelters and food banks have gotten a little help in a big way thanks to Amazon, Sysco, and the Patriots Foundation.

Brown-Forman Teams Donate Nearly 40,000 Meals

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During these difficult and uncertain times, we continue to look for ways to support each other and our neighbors. For the month of April and continuing until the first week of May, Brown-Forman will be donating meals to select food pantry organizations in the California neighborhood and Louisville community.

General Mills Announces “Manufacture to Donate” Initiative to Address Urgent Hunger Needs

The Company will also launch a paid community service program for Minneapolis-based employees to redirect their work hours to serving hunger-relief nonprofits.
Press Release

MINNEAPOLIS, April 17, 2020 /3BL Media/ – With urgent need for both food donations and volunteers stemming from COVID-19, General Mills – in partnership with Feeding America – is announcing two new initiatives to help address these challenges:

Smithfield Foods to Donate 40 Million Servings of Protein to Food Banks Nationwide as Part of COVID-19 Response

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SMITHFIELD, Va., April 22, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Today, Smithfield Foods, Inc. announced its largest donation in company history as food banks across the country struggle to meet the increased demand as a result of the COVID-19 virus.

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