hunger relief

When Giving Gets Going: Cisco’s 48-Hour Race with Second Harvest


This week, Cisco was named the winner of Second Harvest Food Bank’s 48-Hour Virtual Race to End Hunger. Raising money – just over $216,000 for this year’s race – to support our neighbors in need and at risk of food insecurity is now a signature part of our participation in the Cisco Global Hunger Relief Campaign – a company fundraising drive that benefits over 160 nonprofits worldwide.

Cisco Employees Race to End Hunger in India

by Archana Sahay

“There is no better expenditure of money and it’s really important for these kids to stay in school and learn. I love this program; this is one of the finest commitments ever made in the 10 years history of Clinton Global Initiative.”

KFC Franchisee Celebrates “Day Of Giving”


There's not much better than sharing delicious KFC chicken – except the chance to share it with community members in need. That's exactly what the Apex KFC team did Oct. 23, opening their hearts and restaurant to distribute more than 10,000 two-piece meals to the people of Wilkinsburg, PA.

Yum! Brands Celebrates 17 Years, with 17,000 Pounds of Food


To celebrate Yum!'s 17 years as a company, Louisville, Ky Yum! associates rolled up their sleeves and brought in canned goods Friday, October 3 as part of the annual Founder's Day Food Drive.

The event invites both associates and the greater Louisville community to donate canned goods at a collection site on the Restaurant Support Center’s campus. Associates also volunteer to collect and sort donations, which benefit Dare to Care Food Bank and help feed the one in five people in Louisville who are hungry.

Feeding the Movement: Let’s do this!

Please join with us, share this post, and let’s fuel the movement together.

The summer is moving along and we’re even more committed to our Feeding The Movement Campaign. We’re not just donating our money or volunteering our time, we’re working to motivate others. We want our efforts to be exponential, to build momentum. That’s what Feeding The Movement is all about. And it’s where you come in.

Maria Belding, 2014 Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarship Recipient

Apply by Dec. 5 to #Get5Give5 and fight hunger in your hometown
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Maria’s journey of service began with a bang – the sound of boxes of macaroni and cheese made hitting the dumpster as they were reluctantly thrown out after reaching their expiration date. Maria knew if a system existed for food banks to reach out to each other for surplus or needed food, there would be much less food going to waste. From this idea, she co-created M.E.A.N.S. (Matching Excess And Need for Stability), a database approved for trial in Iowa and South Dakota that does just that.

Arby’s and its Guests Aim to Raise More Than $3.2 Million to End Childhood Hunger in America

The Fourth Annual In-Store Fundraiser Kicks Off August 18 to Raise Money for the Arby’s Foundation and the Share Our Strength No Kid Hungry® Campaign
Press Release

ATLANTA, August 18, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Arby’s® restaurants across the country are teaming up with their guests to help put an end to childhood hunger in America. From August 18 until September 28, Arby’s will collect donations for the Arby’s Foundation in support of its mission to end childhood hunger in partnership with the Share Our Strength No Kid Hungry Campaign. Now in its fourth year, the in-store fundraiser has received unprecedented support from franchisees, with commitments from over 25 new franchisees and over 250 new units participating.

Community: Hunger Relief at Safeway


Supporting local hunger relief programs is a natural fit for us as a neighborhood grocery store. We are proud to collaborate with our customers to be one of the largest contributors to food banks and feeding programs in the communities we serve.

In 2013, Safeway donated an estimated 71,935,464 pounds of food from our stores, plants, distribution centers and other facilities, which is equivalent to 59,946,220 meals* and worth more than $129 million. We work with many local hunger relief organizations to distribute the food where it is needed most.


Transporting Nutrition to Food Deserts

CSX and The Conservation Fund launch grant program to support transportation of fresh food to underserved communities
Press Release

ARLINGTON, Va., Aug. 4, 2014 /3BL Media/ - CSX and The Conservation Fund today announced a program of grants aimed at improving the transportation and distribution of fresh, healthy food to communities in need. More than 23 million Americans across the country have limited or no access to fresh produce, dairy, meats and seafood. One of the contributors to these so-called “food deserts” is the lack of infrastructure to distribute fresh food to markets.


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