United Way Worldwide Senior Director of Volunteer & Employee Engagement Mei Cobb joins host and Common Impact CEO Danielle Holly for a new episode of Pro Bono Perspectives. Mei eveals how her organization is pivoting amidst COVID-19’s significant disruptions to volunteering and the first responder organizations that provide vital services relating to hunger, housing, domestic violence, and more.
As the second wave of COVID-19 surges, so does the urgency of needs in our most vulnerable communities, which have been disproportionately impacted by the resultant economic instability. Basic needs – food, work, housing, health – are at risk for many.
As COVID-19 drives economic instability nationwide, an estimated 1 in 4 children in the U.S. now suffers from food insecurity
As COVID-19 drives economic instability across the nation, it has been estimated that 1 in 4 children in the U.S. now suffers from food insecurity—in effect not knowing where their next meal will come from. With this increased level of hardship among America’s most vulnerable, generous donors like you are now more important than ever in the fight against childhood hunger.
Herbalife Nutrition hosts a food drive to support those in need
Herbalife Nutrition’s Winston-Salem office hosted a month-long food drive to support the Second Harvest Food Bank in Winston-Salem. Donation boxes were placed around the facility for on-site employees to donate non-perishable food items for those in the community who are in need during this time. To increase donations, Herbalife Nutrition also offered a food donation swing by drop-off event in the Herbalife Nutrition parking lot for their employees who are working remotely during the pandemic.
The number of people suffering from food insecurity continues to rise due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This is especially true for households with young children. In fact, current research shows that more than 17 percent of children in the United States now lack sufficient food. Feed the Children is working closely with community organizations, individual donors, and companies like Herbalife Nutrition to help ensure vulnerable families and communities don’t go hungry.
Women make up 60% of the 821 million people who are food insecure globally. The reasons why women suffer more acutely from hunger are rooted in several complex and often interwoven issues, including culture, gender inequity, access to resources, education and more.
By focusing on solutions that include gender equity and women empowerment, greater impact can be made to reduce malnutrition, food insecurity and hunger. By ensuring women have access to critical resources, global rates of hunger can be significantly reduced by up to 150 million people.
Herbalife Nutrition provides resources for pandemic relief efforts
As a global nutrition company, we have a unique opportunity and responsibility to help those in need of good nutrition and critical resources. We are committed to supporting the communities where we live and work during this time of uncertainty. Through our Nutrition for Zero Hunger initiative, we are dedicated to ending world hunger and support global nonprofit organizations with nutrition expertise and resources to communities who need it most. During tumultuous times, the need to ensure access to food is essential.
According to current research, more than 17% of young children in the U.S. lack sufficient food — a rate 3 times higher than during the worst of the Great Recession. The escalating food crisis young children are facing today is alarming and calls for resourcefulness and resilience. Feed the Children is working diligently to adapt its programming and services to accommodate to current community needs due to the pandemic.