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Hormel Foods Canada Donates More Than 75,000 Pounds of Food to Second Harvest Partner Agencies Across Canada to Help Feed Those in Need

Press Release

TORONTO, June 24, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Hormel Foods Canada is donating more than 75,000 pounds of Hormel Gatherings® party trays (approximately 75,000 meals*) to Second Harvest, Canada’s largest food recovery organization, to help to feed families in need during these extraordinary times.

Sysco Donates 30 Million Meals, 'Making Every Case Count' in a Global Effort to Support Vulnerable, Food-Insecure Citizens

Press Release

HOUSTON, June 22, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Today, Sysco announced it has donated 30 million meals across eight countries since mid-March as part of its community response strategy to the COVID-19 pandemic. These donations were valued at over $100 million and included nearly 16 million pounds of fresh produce and approximately six million pounds of fresh dairy products.

Feeding America Expands Pioneering MealConnect Platform In Response To COVID-19 Crisis

National technology platform will help reach more neighbors facing hunger, reduce food waste
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Each year, 72 billion pounds of good, safe food ends up in landfills in the U.S., yet people go hungry. With support from General Mills, Feeding America created a technology platform called MealConnect that gives food donors a convenient, free and safe way to reduce waste and connect surplus meals with those facing hunger.

Press Release

Each year, 72 billion pounds of good, safe food ends up in landfills in the U.S., yet people go hungry. With support from General Mills, Feeding America created a technology platform called MealConnect that gives food donors a convenient, free and safe way to reduce waste and connect surplus meals with those facing hunger.

Hormel Foods Gives Back to Battle Hunger, Food Insecurity Throughout the COVID-19 Crisis

Company steps up to donate cash and meals to help local communities during the pandemic
Blog

By Dean Peters

Hormel Foods continues its role as a leading company committed to helping those in need most fight hunger relief and food insecurity as a result of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.

Cheerios Supports Fight Against Childhood Hunger

By Hanna Johnson
Blog

To help support children facing hunger during the COVID-19 pandemic, Cheerios is donating $1.3 million to No Kid Hungry, a national campaign focused on ending childhood hunger in America.

The announcement was made during the latest episode of “Reunited Apart,” Josh Gad’s YouTube series that reunites casts from iconic films. The episode brought together cast members from “The Lord of the Rings” to reminisce about the franchise and recreate memorable moments for its fans.

Minnesota Nonprofits Rework Volunteering During COVID-19

By Kelly Smith
Article

At General Mills, the Minnesota-based company started a program in April paying Minnesota employees to volunteer at local food-related charities.

Each Friday, Hannah Marmorine, 30, of Maple Grove, logs off work early to go pack bags of meals for students in need at the Sheridan Story in Roseville, a nonprofit she’d helped with before.

“I’ve found a lot of joy in volunteering during this time,” Marmorine said.

Colleagues Making a Difference: Clint Rawson

By: Catherine Irvin, Communications Specialist
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We caught up with colleagues who are making a difference in their communities as a response to COVID-19. In this series, we learn how each of them is stepping up and what they’ve learned in the process.

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We caught up with colleagues who are making a difference in their communities as a response to COVID-19. In this series, we learn how each of them is stepping up and what they’ve learned in the process.

Golden Harvest Rises to COVID-19 Challenges

By: LeeAnne Lang, Bechtel Group Foundation operations manager
Blog

Amy Breitmann had just started her third month of leading the Golden Harvest Food Bank team when the coronavirus pandemic created urgent new priorities for the nonprofit, which serves 25 counties in Georgia and South Carolina.

Charity: Food

Blog

During the COVID-19 pandemic crisis, the issue of food security for vulnerable communities and frontline responders has taken on increased relevance and importance. There are hundreds of nonprofit organizations that are working in this critical area around the world, and their efforts are to be congratulated, appreciated and supported by all of us. Here are five organizations that are responding in herculean ways to combat food insecurity and help those most in need during this health crisis:

Fifth Third Commits $75,000 to Address Effects of COVID-19 in Toledo

2 nonprofits receive funds to help with emergency efforts
Press Release

TOLEDO, Ohio, May 8, 2020 /3BL Media/ – The Fifth Third Foundation today announced a $75,000 philanthropic commitment to help address the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic in Toledo. The funds from the Fifth Third Foundation have been deployed to meet the immediate needs of individuals in the community that seek assistance from Connecting Kids to Meals and Mobile Meals of Toledo, Inc.

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