Join Feeding America and Wells Fargo in the fight against hunger
Cornfields and dairy farms were everywhere in Byron, Minnesota, where I grew up, but that doesn’t mean everyone had enough to eat. My home state is one of the country’s leading agricultural producers, but even so, 1 in 11 households in Minnesota is affected by hunger.
NEW YORK, November 27, 2018 /3BL Media/ — CIT Group Inc. (NYSE: CIT) today announced a new campaign in partnership with Feeding America® inviting individuals to join in donating one million meals to people in need.
From Nov. 13 through Dec. 31, Wells Fargo branches will double as holiday food banks to collect food and donations in a joint effort with Feeding America® to fight hunger.
Wells Fargo is doubling as a food bank this holiday season in a joint effort with Feeding America to fight hunger.
The Wells Fargo Holiday Food Bank program, now in its second year, allows people to donate both food and money to local food banks nationwide through Wells Fargo. Visit Wells Fargo Stories to watch the video.
New program has potential to save 55-60 million pounds of food per year
October 16, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Today, on World Food Day, Feeding America announced the national expansion of a pilot program to rescue food, in partnership with manufacturers and their carriers on the road. Each year, 40 percent of food in the United States goes to waste. This program, known as MealConnect Logistics, has already facilitated the donation of more than 580,000 pounds of food to the Feeding America network of food banks in the pilot phase.
Tuesday is World Food Day, yet 1 in 11 households in Minnesota struggle with hunger. The issue is as pervasive as it is quiet, and many of our neighbors endure the challenge of putting enough food on the table. At the same time, 40 percent of food in the U.S. is wasted each year. Over the past year, General Mills and Feeding America partnered to create an innovative solution to connect surplus food in the delivery system with families in need.
One billion pounds of perfectly good food given to hungry people instead of landfills is life changing for those who face hunger. And according to Feeding America, that’s one in eight people in America.
With wasted food in landfills being one of the largest sources of greenhouse gas going into the atmosphere, every pound of food we can use to feed hungry people – rather than send to a landfill – really helps the environment.
A rise in global hunger after nearly a decade of steady progress is driven largely by a rise in conflict.
By Mark Kennedy and Richard Leach
One of every nine people in the world is hungry. Globally, hunger trend lines are moving in the wrong direction for the third consecutive year, with new evidence indicating a rise in world hunger to an estimated 821 million people, up from approximately 804 million last year. This latest assessment confirms the ongoing threat to food security and development gains across much of the planet.