From the moment Milton Hershey founded a school for orphaned boys in 1909, Hershey has continued our founder’s legacy of helping children succeed and reach their full potential. Today, we leverage our reach to increase access to education, nutrition and wellbeing for children around the world through multiple initiatives, including:
Beginning in 2018, Hershey has collaborated with one of the largest providers of the Midday Meal Scheme in India, Annamrita, along with IIT-Bombay and Sion Hospital. This collaboration is exploring how different foods and snacks could enhance Annamrita’s existing school lunches to provide even greater nutrition to school-aged children.
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.
The building blocks of all life on earth are four simple letters.
A, T, C, and G—the bases of DNA—are our only truly universal language, and perhaps the key to unlocking our shared future. From designing disease and drought-resistant crops, to devising cures for hereditary disease, we learned what biotechnology can really accomplish from people working on the field’s frontier.
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Insecticide donation enables treatment of 170,000 hectares of the most affected fields
MONHEIM, August 6, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Farmers in Kenya and Uganda currently fighting a devastating locust invasion and looming food security crisis are receiving help from Bayer thanks to a donation of 170,000 liters of Decis ULV insecticide. 120,000 liters will be shipped to Kenya and 50,000 liters have already been shipped to Uganda. In both countries, the product will be donated to the local governments to fight the locust swarms. The donation from Bayer, which has a material value of approximately 750,000 Euros, will enable treatment of 170,000 hectares of the most affected fields.
How Duke Energy’s Crystal River Mariculture Center pitched in to help families struggling through COVID-19
Even though the Citrus County Family Resource Center in Florida has more people to feed because of the pandemic, families will get something special this summer. Duke Energy donated 500 pounds of redfish fillets from its Crystal River Mariculture Center to help feed about 1,500 people.
During the summer, the nonprofit has more families to feed and fewer donors because snowbirds have returned home – and the pandemic’s economic hardships have made conditions worse.
“We’ve had a lot more people who have never asked for help before,” said Ginger West, the center’s director.
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.
COVID-19 is accelerating nonprofits' work and data science is stepping up to help
The coronavirus pandemic has amplified the power of data science for social impact in many ways, from helping to deliver school lunch stipends to parents after schools closed to using technology to make accessing critical safety net programs more streamlined and user-friendly.