In celebration of the Thanksgiving holiday this week, Common Impact's Pro Bono Perspectives podcast revisits host Danielle Holly's conversation with Robert Lee, Co-Founder & CEO of Rescuing Leftover Cuisine, a national nonprofit that tackles the intertwined issues of food waste and hunger.
"We take items that are fresh in the store, that are close to expiration date, close to their best by date and get those out to three big partner agencies within the community who can use them the same day, give them to the families who actually need them," Holland said.
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
MILWAUKEE, Wisc., September 5, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Rise Against Hunger, an international hunger relief organization, recently honored MilliporeSigma for its support in packing and supplying more than 500,000 nutritious meals to families in need across the globe. The Life Science business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, operates as MilliporeSigma in the U.S. and Canada. MilliporeSigma has partnered with Rise Against Hunger since 2016.
Hunger-Fighting Efforts are Part of World Kindness Day Celebrations
GAITHERSBURG, Md. December 11, 2017 /3BL Media/ – During the season of giving, Sodexo-sponsored teams of volunteers at colleges and universities are giving back to others by assembling more than 37,000 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for hunger-relief organizations throughout the western United States. This is part of the company’s ongoing commitment to fighting hunger in the communities in which it operates.
Back in 2013, I joined the Alliance to End Hunger after a decade as a corporate lobbyist. As with any major life change, this one had implications on our family routines. One night over dinner, my husband and I talked about my new job with our children — then 8- and 6-years old. That evening at bedtime, my daughter, Sarah, said thoughtfully, “But Mommy, if you end hunger you won’t have a job anymore.” My response to her was “And wouldn’t that be wonderful.”
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Grant will support nutrition education, diabetes prevention pilot and food safety measures
CHICAGO, December 13, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Today, Feeding America, the largest domestic hunger-relief organization, announced a $3 million grant from Cargill to provide children and families with nutrition solutions. This three year gift will help food banks provide nourishing meals to people in need by increasing access to fruits and vegetables, providing nutrition education, investing in a diabetes prevention pilot program and funding food safety measures to ensure the highest qualities of food distribution.