Using tech for good, Feeding America rescues the country’s wasted food to provide hunger relief to millions.
A Broken Food Chain “While we’re a very prosperous nation, there is a lot of need in this country,” says Steve Carlberg, managing director of infrastructure and security for Feeding America. One grave need in America: food.
Over the holidays, Republic Services of Toledo/Erie, Ohio held the second annual Food Pantry for Monroe County residents and successfully fed over 250 local families. Any left-over food from the Food Pantry event went to a local church and shelter to ensure there was no waste. Many of Republic’s employees took time out from their holiday weekend to volunteer for this community event. Thank you to all who participated and happy new year from Republic Services!
Local CITGO Marketer raises funds for Food Bank of South Central Michigan
HOMER, Mich., Mar. 24, 2015 /3BL Media/ – PS Food Mart and Folk Oil Company, a local CITGO Petroleum Corporation Marketer, surpassed its fundraising goal by more than $25,000 in its sixth annual fundraiser. “Fight Hunger, Give Hope” provides nourishment to thousands of families across southern Michigan through local food pantries, in collaboration with the Food Bank of South Central Michigan. The fundraiser ran in the month of March, raising a total of $78,000.
Local CITGO Marketer Hosts Fifth Annual Pop-Tarts® Fundraiser to Benefit Local Food Pantries and Charities
Homer, Mich., Oct. 22, 2014 /3BL Media/ – CITGO Petroleum Corporation, Folk Oil Company and 31 PS Food Mart locations in Toledo, Ohio and across south-central Michigan have teamed up for the fifth annual PS Food Mart Kellogg’s Pop-Tarts® fundraiser to support local food pantries, after school lunch programs and churches. Between now and Nov. 2, customers can visit their local participating PS Food Mart station to purchase and donate Pop-Tarts to a local charity chosen by the store manager.
HOUSTON and NEW YORK, September 30, 2014 /3BL Media/ – CITGO Petroleum Corporation hosted a special celebration at the Bronx Spanish Evangelical Church on September 26, highlighting the completion of a food storage container that CITGO donated earlier this year for the church’s food pantry program. CITGO also provided materials to support the church’s social outreach efforts, including existing music, sports, computer, and educational programs.
AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Nov. 19, 2012 /3BL Media/PRNewswire/ -- Employees at Chrysler Group's Belvidere Assembly Plant had a special escort today on their way to the Belvidere/Boone County Food Pantry.
Leading their procession of Chrysler Group vehicles laden with food for Thanksgiving Day dinners was the all-new 2013 Dodge Dart compact car. But this Belvidere-built Dart looked remarkably like a police car, complete with overhead light bar and Belvidere Police Department graphics on the sides.
Partnership with the Salvation Army of Southern California expands to fifth neighborhood
Glendale, Calif., Oct. 25, 2012 /3BL Media/ - Like many communities in Southern California, Glendale has been hard-hit by the recession, which has created ever-increasing demands on community centers as families struggle to make ends meet and find funds to purchase healthy, nutritious food. In fact, The Salvation Army’s Glendale Corps food pantry is serving 200 percent more people than it was five years ago, and this year, The Salvation Army in Southern California provided more than 182,000 individual grocery orders.