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Safeway's Help Us End Hunger Holiday Campaign

Making a difference — we need your support to help even more people than last year
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Every year, Safeway promotes the spirit of giving to help make the holidays brighter for people who rely on the assistance of food banks. In 2013, our Help Us End Hunger food drive led to the donation of over 630,000 bags of food to local food banks. This year, we want to exceed that number to increase our impact in our communities — but we need your help!

Once again, Safeway is joining forces with our shoppers, local food banks, broadcast partners and Kraft Foods in the Help Us End Hunger food drive. Food donations will be collected through December 25 at most of our stores.

VIDEO: Launch of the UN Global Compact Food & Agriculture Business Principles (FAB Principles)

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Launched at the United Nations in September 2014, the Food & Agriculture Business Principles respond to calls for a common language and framework to achieve food security through more sustainable agriculture. In this video, leaders from business, government, civil society and the UN share their perspectives on the importance of the FAB Principles to help realize the goal of sustainable development.

Theory or Not? Best Study Designs for Increasing Vegetable Intake in Children

New study published in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior analyzes 25 years of data
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Philadelphia, PA, November 10, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Researchers try to develop interventions that are most likely to work. Some times that involves deciding which activities should be included, such as whether to have cooking classes or be involved in a garden. Some times that involves deciding how many people should be involved to find truly meaningful results. However, a little talked about consideration is whether to include behavior theory within the intervention.

School Lunches Offer Better Average Nutrition than Packed Lunches

School lunches offer better average nutrition than packed lunches
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Philadelphia, PA, November 10, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Approximately 60% of the more than 50 million public elementary and secondary education students obtain a substantial portion of their daily calories from school lunches. The 2012–2013 National School Lunch Program (NSLP) nutritional standards govern what those students eat; for those who bring packed lunches, there are no nutritional standards, however. With that in mind, researchers from Virginia Tech compared school lunches with packed lunches and found that school lunches have greater nutritional quality.

Hunger Is Awards $1.3 Million To 198 Local Hunger Charities To Combat Childhood Hunger

Inaugural grants awarded by Hunger Is, the joint charitable initiative of The Safeway Foundation and the Entertainment Industry Foundation launched in April 2014, will fight childhood hunger
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PLEASANTON and LOS ANGELES, Calif., November 3, 2014 /3BL Media/ — The Safeway Foundation and the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF) have announced that Hunger Is, their joint charitable initiative to fight childhood hunger in America, has awarded over $1.3 million in grants to 198 local charities to connect hungry children living in neighborhoods to healthy food throughout the country.

Top 10 GRI Sustainability Aspects for the Food & Beverage Sector

Sustainability - What Matters in the Food & Beverage Sector?
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October 31, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Sustainability - What Matters in the Food & Beverage Sector? 

Recent research conducted by the Governance & Accountability Institute attempts to answer important questions for company managements in the Food & Beverage Sector, by examining the disclosure practices of 96 global peer organizations publishing GRI reports in the sector.

The top 10 Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) aspects that were determined to be material by the managements of reporting organizations in the Food & Beverage Sector are:

RSF Fall Quarterly: Can Food Create Community?

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In the latest issue of the RSF Quarterly we focus on the community building aspect of food and land. Hear from John Bloom as he explores various views of land and money, and the dynamic tension between the two. Catherine Covington gives us an update on RSF’s Local Initiative Fund which supports the growth of regional food systems and resilient local economies.

Free Webinar: Managing Food Waste

Best Practices and Solutions for Addressing Food Waste
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The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Corporate Citizenship Center is hosting the Best Practices and Solutions for Addressing Food Waste Webinar, in partnership with The Dow Chemical Company, City of Phoenix, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the Houston Advanced Research Center.

Avista Donation Supports A Bite to Go

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In Spokane, more than 24,000 children are growing up hungry. Area schools have noted that children who are hungry are more likely to be aggressive, hyperactive and exhibit behavior problems that make learning difficult.

Free Roundtable: The Energy-Water-Food Nexus

Learn About Risks and Opportunities for the Private Sector on Dec. 12
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