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.
4.5 million servings* of protein sourced through initiative
KANSAS CITY, Mo., September 26, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Tyson Foods and Feeding America® today announced the results of a two-year project focused on empowering local food banks to develop innovative animal protein sourcing programs to address hunger on the community level.
The Tyson Foods Protein Innovation Fund provided $1 million to 10 Feeding America food banks in nine states to fund protein sourcing projects that have the potential to be scaled and replicated across the Feeding America network.
Company Provides 480,000 Servings of Protein to Feeding America Through Helping Hungry Homes® Initiative, Commits $100,000 to American Red Cross
SMITHFIELD, Va., September 21, 2018 /3BL Media/ — Following historic flooding and devastation in North Carolina in the wake of Hurricane Florence, Smithfield Foods, Inc. is donating 480,000 servings of protein through its Helping Hungry Homes® initiative to two local food banks and has committed $100,000 to the American Red Cross to support ongoing disaster-relief and recovery efforts in the state.
AUSTIN, Minn., September 13, 2018 /3BL Media/ - In recognition of Hunger Action Day, Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE: HRL) today announced donations totaling more than $300,000 to 33 hunger-relief organizations throughout the United States through its Community Donations Program.
The donations are being presented to the organizations this month to support Hunger Action Month.
Thousands of employees activate day of service events in local communities
ARLINGTON, Va., August 6, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Nestlé today marks its third annual Nestlé Cares day of service, an effort that unites its eight operating companies in 47 states to make a difference through more than 150 events nationwide. This year, Nestlé will expand its work with Feeding America®, the largest domestic hunger-relief organization in the U.S., to support local food banks and non-profit organizations that provide nutritious foods to families in need. Today’s day of service is part of an exciting week at Nestlé.
We’re focusing on fighting hunger with our 100+ partners across the country
By Steve Presley
When you live in a country with the abundance of the United States, it’s hard to fathom that millions of people still live in poverty. But in our largest cities and our smallest towns, poverty is very real. Too many families go day-to-day wondering where the next meal’s going to come from.
As a leader at the world’s largest food and beverage company, I know that no single person, company, or organization can solve hunger, but our collective efforts can change lives.
LOGANSPORT, Ind., June 15, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Tyson Foods announced today a $151,000 donation to Food Finders Food Bank to help fund a mobile food pantry and leverage access to federal funding for food programs. The company also donated a truckload of protein totaling 29,640 pounds, the equivalent of 118,560 servings.
A portion of the products donated were sent to Hawaii to help with volcano disaster-relief efforts.
AUSTIN, Minn., June 5, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE: HRL) today announced it has donated over 37,000 cases (600,000+ cans) of shelf-stable food products to Convoy of Hope for disaster- and other hunger-relief efforts around the world. A portion of the products donated were sent to Hawaii to help with volcano disaster-relief efforts.