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Life Sciences Cares & Biogen Foundation Help Launch Food for Free's Just Eats Program

$170,000 grants will fill critical gap for 3,000 food insecure families in Greater Boston via Food For Free’s new grocery box program
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Cambridge, Mass., February 24, 2021 /3BL Media/ – Life Science Cares Boston and the Biogen Foundation have teamed up as inaugural sponsors of Food For Free’s new Just Eats Grocery Box program, a $170,000 effort to reduce food insecurity for 3,000 area families, starting this month. To launch Just Eats, Life Science Cares, the life science industry platform for giving back, has committed $50,000, and the Biogen Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Cambridge-based neuroscience pioneer Biogen Inc.

VinaCapital Foundation Launches Disaster Relief Activities For The Our Hearts To Central Vietnam Campaign In Nam Tra My District, Quang Nam Province

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VinaCapital Foundation (VCF) announced the launch of disaster relief activities of “Our Hearts to Central Vietnam” Campaign in Nam Tra My district, Quang Nam province. The campaign’s main focuses in Nam Tra My district are to assist with the restoration of 10 battered rural commune healthcare centers and the district hospital, as well as to provide mobile healthcare clinics, water filtration systems, medical equipment and training for local health workers to support the local capacity to diagnose and treat the overwhelming number of ill and injured people.

Quotes: Global Citizen Launches a 'Recovery Plan for the World' - a Campaign to End COVID-19 for All and Kickstart a Global Recovery

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NEW YORK, Genève, Switzerland | Brussels, Belgium – February 23, 2021 /3BL Media/ – International advocacy organization Global Citizen today launched a Recovery Plan for the World - a campaign to end COVID-19 for all and kickstart a global recovery. The Recovery Plan for the World is a year-long campaign and series of events that aims to: 1) end COVID-19 for all; 2) end the hunger crisis; 3) resume learning everywhere; 4) protect the planet; and 5) advance equity for all.

Italy Harvest Food Donation 101 With Angela Belcastro

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1. Can you give us a brief history on Harvest in Italy? When did it start?

KFC arrived in Italy at the end of 2014 and from the very beginning the company worked on figuring out how to activate the Harvest Program in our market as a pillar of the CSR commitment. As a quick service restaurant brand our focus on CSR addresses topics related to food, as well as fighting hunger and reduce food waste– Harvest addresses both. 

Food Drive Helps Workers Impacted by COVID-19 Pandemic

By Christie Ileto
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"It's really our obligation to give back to our local communities where we live and work. And frankly, we use a lot of the restaurants in Philadelphia for many of our out of town guests that come in. It really does make you want to cry. It makes the hair on the back of your neck stand up," said Tom Doll, CEO of Subaru of America, who is joining in on the effort to give back.

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Subaru of America Brings Home Commitment To Fighting Hunger With Local Vehicle Donation

Automaker Empowers Local Food Bank Meal Distribution and Loans Eight Vehicles to Food Banks in South Jersey and the Greater Philadelphia Area
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CAMDEN, N.J., February 16, 2021 /3BL Media/– Subaru of America, Inc. today announced that as part of its ongoing partnership with Feeding America®, the automaker will loan eight vehicles to member food banks local to their Camden, NJ headquarters, Food Bank of South Jersey (FBSJ) and Philabundance

A Cabbage Plant Leads to Unbreakable Bonds

By Lindsay LaSala, Corporate and Foundation Communications Manager, ScottsMiracle-Gro
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It started with a desire to feed hungry people in her community. But thirteen years later, Katie Stagliano says it is the life-changing relationships that have made the biggest difference.

“This has become so much more than providing vegetables,” Katie says. “I’ve built bonds with people who are now like my family. That was something I never expected.”

Those close-knit relationships have grown Katie into the woman she is today. And they’ve shown her just how much gardening can bring people together.

A nine-year-old and a cabbage plant

International Paper's Two Million Box Commitment Continues to Help Feed the Need in California

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As quarantines and stay-at-home orders put people out of work and closed schools in the first few months of 2020, food banks around the world began to see a dramatic increase in need for food. International Paper, a leading producer of fiber-based packaging, pulp and paper, quickly responded with a commitment to donate two million corrugated boxes to food banks in its communities. As the year drew to a close, team members in the company's Anaheim, Ca. box plant produced the final 5,000 boxes of their commitment.

Smart Agriculture Offers a Path to Zero Hunger and Improved Livelihoods

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Despite decades of progress in reducing hunger, the trend has reversed, and the world is not on track to achieve Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 2: Zero Hunger by 2030. According to a 2020 United Nations report, nearly 690 million people—60 million more than in 2015 and an estimated 8.9 percent of the world’s total population—are hungry.

How a 'Hamburger' Can Help Alleviate Food Poverty

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When you hear the word ‘Hamburger’ the first thought that springs to mind is probably the ubiquitous fast-food snack. However, in Germany it can also mean something a lot more. It is a way of helping alleviate food poverty.

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