by Natali Archibee, Sustainability Manager, The Mosaic Company
Food is essential to life and necessary for healthy and secure communities. But around the world, millions of families don’t have enough food (or the right food) to live active and healthy lives. There are over 800 million hungry or food-insecure people in the world, including 41 million — nearly one-in-eight — in the United States.
Here's how you can help Wells Fargo and Feeding America take on hunger in America this holiday season.
As a child, Tim Rios remembers going food shopping with his parents. He and his siblings weren't allowed to enter certain aisles in the supermarket because the adults didn't want their children to get tempted by unhealthy snacks and especially food the family couldn't afford. "My parents worried all the time about getting enough healthy food on the table," Rios, whose family came to the U.S. from Mexico in the early ‘80s, says. "When I got married, for the first year, I would ask my wife for her permission to open a bag of chips."
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.
We are thrilled to welcome Robert Lee, Co-Founder and CEO of Rescuing Leftover Cuisine for a special Thanksgiving week episode. Rescuing Leftover Cuisine is a national nonprofit that targets both the prevention of quality food waste and putting an end to hunger. In the United States alone, 40 percent of food gets tossed every year and on average, 1,160 pounds of food are lost to the garbage pail each year by an American family of four.
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.
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.
Republic Services’ Las Vegas employees volunteered to help build student and community gardens as part of an initiative to install 12 gardens in one day. Republic volunteers had a great time working with the students and volunteers at Schofield Middle School and Gehring Elementary School in Las Vegas, NV.