Food Insecurity

Private Sector Can Play Critical Role in Easing World Hunger

A rise in global hunger after nearly a decade of steady progress is driven largely by a rise in conflict.
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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 Participate in the 'Great Garden Build' Serving Students and Communities

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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.

Humana Offering $500,000 for Plan to Address Hunger, Isolation in Broward

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Broward County organizations that connect residents to healthy food are invited to apply for grants “no smaller than” $500,000 from the Humana Foundation, the charitable arm of the health insurance giant.

New Taskforce Tackles Food Insecurity Within West Virginia’s Senior Community

AARP Foundation, Alderson Broaddus University, The Campus Kitchens Project and Sodexo Launch Rural Hunger Initiative to Begin This Fall
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PHILIPPI, West Va., April 16, 2018 /3BL Media/ — Hunger affects all 55 counties and more than 275,000 residents in West Virginia, including seniors. Four organizations — Alderson Broaddus University (ABU), Sodexo, The Campus Kitchens Project, and AARP Foundation — formed a taskforce to address food insecurity within West Virginia’s senior community, and today announced plans to launch a new initiative this fall to fight hunger with opportunities for student involvement. The program is made possible through a grant awarded by AARP Foundation to Alderson Broaddus University.

University and College Students Across Central Canada Help Young People Reach Their Infinite Potential

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MISSISSAUGA, ON, March 12, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Students at the University of Windsor launched a 10-week one-on-one mentorship program for Ontario grade school and high school students focused on financial literacy, marketing, budgeting and green practices.

Meanwhile in Nunavut, students from the University of Ottawa launched Tower Gardens, an education program that empowers youth by fostering social entrepreneurship while addressing Northern Food Insecurity.

Wood Fuels Key to Easing Food Insecurity Situation in Sub-Saharan Africa

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Access to wood fuels for cooking must be considered when formulating policy to deal with food insecurity in sub-Saharan Africa, according to researchers who advocate expanding the effort to improve wood-fuel systems and make them more sustainable.

A Taste of General Mills Podcast: Taste of the NFL

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The premiere party in the state that hosts “The Big Game” each year is Taste of the NFL, which donates a portion of its proceeds to food banks and hunger relief organizations in each of the 32 pro football cities. It started in 1992 when Minneapolis was home to the game for the first time. This year, Taste of the NFL was back in Minnesota for its 27th event. In this episode, you’ll hear from the founder of Taste of the NFL, Wayne Kostroski, Andrew Zimmern (“Bizarre Foods”), Second Harvest Heartland’s Rob Zeaske and General Mills Chairman and CEO Jeff Harmening.

Taste of the NFL Helps Kick Hunger

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General Mills teamed up with Taste of the NFL on Saturday night to raise awareness and money to kick hunger during the busy “Big Game” weekend.

We were the event’s presenting sponsor. The annual gathering is a super-sized fundraiser that brings together restaurant chefs and former professional football players representing the 32 cities with pro football teams in the U.S., for a night designed to raise money for designated Feeding America affiliated food banks in those cities, as well as other select hunger relief organizations.

Vote for Humana in the Corporate Citizenship Film Festival

We need your help to become a finalist in the BCCCC Film Festival
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Please go here and vote for Humana’s entry, “A Bold Goal: Addressing Food Insecurity in Broward County.”

In Broward County, more than 281,000 individuals struggle with food insecurity. We’re working with Bold Goal partner Feeding South Florida to combat food insecurity by providing greater access to fresh, nutritious food, helping Broward County become a healthier community.

A Pick and a Spade May Triple Farmers’ Yields in the Kenyan Drylands

A simple farming technique is proving effective in staving off food shortages in Kenya
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The female farmers of Makueni County in southeastern Kenya rarely expect to triumph over their parched, unpropitious soils. A pick, a spade and a jovial, no-nonsense, will-to-survive scarcely seem sufficient for a transition to greener prospects. In addition, the need for cash frequently robs these hardy women of their men’s presence; casual labour in economic hotspots, or other work in livestock and poultry trading, is the norm. Producing the food thus rests on the shoulders of the women, many of whom are subsistence farmers or smallholders burdened with increasingly unproductive land.

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