Hunger

Applied Materials Raises More Than $4M to Help Fight Hunger Around the Globe

Press Release

by Siobhan Kenney

Each fall for 30 years, Applied Materials employees across North America have rallied to raise funds to help alleviate hunger in their communities. During the last few years, our annual Fight Against Hunger campaign has expanded to include sites around the globe and in 2021 it generated more than $4 million for local charities working to provide nutritious meals to those in need.

How Authenticity is at the Core of Award-Winning Purpose Initiatives for Quest Diagnostics and Action Against Hunger

Carol Cone ON PURPOSE clients prove authentic social impact to win Best Proof of Authenticity and Best Health categories at the PRWeek Purpose Awards
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October 27, 2021 /3BL Media/ - With purpose instrumental to organizational success today, two Carol Cone ON PURPOSE (CCOP) clients were awarded top honors at the 2021 PRWeek Purpose Awards, held October 13 in New York City. Authenticity is at the core of each winning initiative, resulting in thoughtful, real, and sustained actions that impact the business internally and externally, while having a positive impact on society.

Wisconsin  Nonprofits Receive $75,000 to Fight Hunger and Food Insecurity

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MADISON, Wis., October 4, 2021 /3BL Media/ – As Hunger Action Month wraps up, six Wisconsin-based nonprofit organizations will receive Impact Grants from The Alliant Energy Foundation totaling $75,000 to fight hunger and food insecurity.  

Pro Bono Perspectives S3E18: Gary Bagley, New York Cares

Reflecting on Service 20 Years After 9/11
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This week, as we reflect on the 20th anniversary of 9/11, host Danielle Holly and New York Cares Executive Director Gary Bagley have a conversation on how era defining moments from the 9/11 attacks to the current pandemic and racial reckoning bring on new waves of service and activism. They also talk about New York Cares’ increased focus on food insecurity, taking meaningful action on DEI, and why companies actually benefit more from designing service programs around nonprofit and community needs rather than their own business results.

Pro Bono Perspectives S3E11: Julia Turshen, "Simply Julia"

Feeding a Culture of Equity and Inclusion with Chef Julia Turshen
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Chef, cookbook author, and activist Julia Turshen operates at the intersection of food and social justice. Her highly acclaimed cookbooks share deeply personal and meaningful narratives on LGBTQIA+ representation, racial equity, body positivity, and more.

COVID-19 and Corporate Social Innovation

Cruise and Food Insecurity in San Francisco
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The Challenge

As many of us know from the pictures of food pantry lines that wrapped around blocks early on in the pandemic, food insecurity rose rapidly over the past year. In the face of that need, amongst many other rising basic needs, the business community reconsidered many of its long-held beliefs on community impact and saw the crisis as a way to shape new approaches to social change.

Pro Bono Perspectives S3E8: Dave Smith, Californians for All

How California Rallied Volunteers during the Pandemic
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In celebration of National Volunteer Week, host and Common Impact CEO Danielle Holly interviews Californians for All Director Dave Smith about the founding of this California Volunteers initiative and how it achieved over one million volunteer hours and 600,000 meals served in its first year.

Pro Bono Perspectives S3E2: Mei Cobb, United Way Worldwide

Building Back Better in 2021
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United Way Worldwide Senior Director of Volunteer & Employee Engagement Mei Cobb joins host and Common Impact CEO Danielle Holly for a new episode of Pro Bono Perspectives. Mei eveals how her organization is pivoting amidst COVID-19’s significant disruptions to volunteering and the first responder organizations that provide vital services relating to hunger, housing, domestic violence, and more.

Cruise is Driving Communities Forward

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As the second wave of COVID-19 surges, so does the urgency of needs in our most vulnerable communities, which have been disproportionately impacted by the resultant economic instability.  Basic needs – food, work, housing, health – are at risk for many.

The Fight Against Childhood Hunger is More Important Than Ever

As COVID-19 drives economic instability nationwide, an estimated 1 in 4 children in the U.S. now suffers from food insecurity
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As COVID-19 drives economic instability across the nation, it has been estimated that 1 in 4 children in the U.S. now suffers from food insecurity—in effect not knowing where their next meal will come from. With this increased level of hardship among America’s most vulnerable, generous donors like you are now more important than ever in the fight against childhood hunger.

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