Death and taxes may be certain, but food and shelter are non-negotiable. In the United States, we waste a lot of food, but we’re running out of houses. In a society ostensibly dedicated to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, the right to protection from the elements seems distinctly absent.
In 2015, numerous countries made the commitment to achieve Zero Hunger by 2030 through the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.
Currently, 821 million people globally suffer from hunger, and even more do not receive adequate nutrition to live a productive and healthy life. Although we currently produce enough food to feed every single person on the planet, one-third of the current food supply is either wasted or lost.
Community Grants to Address Food Insecurity through Mobile Pantries, Backpack Programs and Increased Capacity Building
SPRINGDALE, Ark., March 21, 2019 /3BL Media/ - As part of Tyson Foods’ (NYSE: TSN) ongoing efforts to address food insecurity in its communities, the company announced today $1.8 million in new hunger relief grants. Twenty Feeding America® member food banks and other community hunger relief agencies in 14 states were awarded grants to enhance access to nutritious food and combat hunger. The investments represent approximately five million pounds of food or the equivalent of 20 million servings. 1
Albertsons & Safeway Join the Fourth Stop of Smithfield’s 2019 Helping Hungry Homes® Tour
Smithfield Foods, Inc. and Albertsons & Safeway joined forces to donate more than more than 37,000 pounds of protein to Wyoming Food Bank of The Rockies. Smithfield’s contribution was part of the company’s 2019 Helping Hungry Homes® donation tour.
During the event, Albertsons & Safeway also presented the Wyoming Food Bank of The Rockies with a gift of $2,500 in support of the food bank’s continued efforts to alleviate hunger through upcoming initiatives.
December 20, 2018 /3BL Media/ Arrow Electronics employees across the Americas donated time, money and food to local food banks in honor of International Volunteer Day on Dec. 5, marking the company’s largest community engagement effort to date.
PLAINFIELD, Ind., October 22, 2018 /3BL Media/ -- Twenty-one Indiana nonprofit organizations are receiving $315,000 in Duke Energy Foundation grants to make a difference in their communities. Their projects range from a holiday food drive for the needy in Howard County to Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra concerts for elementary students from around the state.
Now in its 10th year, Helping Hungry Homes® is Smithfield Foods’ signature hunger-relief initiative focused on alleviating hunger and helping Americans become more food secure. Helping Hungry Homes® provides nutritious, high-quality protein to food banks, school nutrition programs, disaster relief efforts, and community outreach programs.
Close to $2 million available to support Canadian programs to significantly reduce food waste and loss
BENTONVILLE, Ark., September 21, 2018 /3BL Media/ - The Walmart Foundation today announced that it is making $1.5 million USD ($1.89 million CAD) available to fund proposals from eligible non-profit organizations working to reduce food waste in Canada. The Walmart Foundation is seeking proposals from qualified organizations that have experience in formulating, proposing, and implementing food waste reduction efforts. Requests between $300,000 and $1,000,000 (USD) will be considered.
Six Communities Across the Nation Received More Than 630,000 Pounds of Protein
During the month of June, Smithfield Foods’ hunger relief initiative, Helping Hungry Homes®, visited six communities to donate more than 630,000 pounds of protein—the equivalent of more than 2.5 million servings—to those in need. Celebrating the 10-year anniversary of Helping Hungry Homes® this year, Smithfield has provided more than 100 million servings of protein to food banks, disaster relief efforts, and community outreach programs since the program’s inception.