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.
Awards are latest in more than $21 million commitment to Feeding America and its partners’ child hunger-relief programs
June 8, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Morgan Stanley Foundation today announced $750,000 in grants to local food banks in 15 cities across 11 states to support hunger-relief programs that deliver nutritious meals to children and families. Over the past four years, this specific grant program has awarded more than $5 million from the Morgan Stanley Foundation to help launch, expand and sustain critical childhood feeding programs.
CHICAGO, April 21, 2017 /3BL Media/ - For Earth Day 2017, Feeding America® is announcing the launch of MealConnectTM, an innovative technology platform that makes food donation as simple as a click. The new and free platform was developed to help reduce food waste, benefit the environment and put more food on the tables of families and individuals facing hunger in America.
By Mary Jane Melendez, Executive Director of the General Mills Foundation
At General Mills, women play a vital role in the success of our company and our communities – from the female farmers who supply honey for our Nature Valley granola line and Honey Nut Cheerios to our workforce (more than half are women) to our female consumers across the globe, of all ages and backgrounds.
Grant will support nutrition education, diabetes prevention pilot and food safety measures
CHICAGO, December 13, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Today, Feeding America, the largest domestic hunger-relief organization, announced a $3 million grant from Cargill to provide children and families with nutrition solutions. This three year gift will help food banks provide nourishing meals to people in need by increasing access to fruits and vegetables, providing nutrition education, investing in a diabetes prevention pilot program and funding food safety measures to ensure the highest qualities of food distribution.
We’ve seen firsthand that children learn best when they have the energy and nourishment to help them focus on their studies, rather than their stomachs. Today, 16 million children in the United States don’t have access to the basic nutrition they need each day to learn and grow. Across the developing world, 66 million primary school-age children come to school hungry, with 23 million in Africa alone.
Company Announces $50,000 in Donations to Local Feeding America® Member Food Banks to Celebrate Milestone
WESTBOROUGH, Mass., Oct. 20, 2016 /3BL Media/ -- BJ's Wholesale Club announced that it has donated more than 50 million pounds of food through its BJ's Feeding Communities Program®. BJ's has contributed items to 45 food banks including fresh produce, frozen meats and fish, baked goods and dairy items.
In partnership with Feeding America®, the nation's largest domestic hunger-relief organization, BJ's clubs have donated unsold fresh foods to network member food banks since 2011.