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Food Bank Employee Describes the Many Faces of Hunger


This post is from guest blogger Emily Kraft, Food & Nutrition Services Outreach Coordinator for the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina, one of the hunger relief organizations Cisco employees support through the annual Global Hunger Relief Campaign. 

I’m at the library on my lunch break, searching for a good book to read in my downtime.  My concentration is broken when I hear whispers coming from a nearby table. “Is that the Food Stamp Lady?  I think it is. She’s great – helped me out a lot. You should talk with her.”

Cisco Employees Working Together to Solve the World’s #1 Health Risk

by Sandra Wheatley

Hunger is the world’s #1 health risk, with 1 in 7 people going hungry worldwide. Hunger kills more people every year than AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis combined. Close to 900 million people do not have enough to eat and 98 percent of them live in developing countries. Even in developed countries like the United States, 15 percent of households are food insecure, meaning its members have uncertain access to adequate and safe food.

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USA TODAY Charitable Foundation Launches Second Annual "Lead2Feed: The World Hunger Leadership Challenge" with Lift a Life Foundation

Press Release

MCLEAN, Va., Nov. 5, 2013 /3BL Media/ -- USA TODAY Charitable Foundation and Lift a Life Foundation announced today the launch of the second annual "Lead2Feed: The World Hunger Leadership Challenge" in cooperation with Yum! Brands Foundation to encourage middle and high school students to hone their leadership skills through projects that focus on solving hunger, locally or globally. Students will use principles from Yum!

KFC Launches “Recipe For Hope” Hunger Relief Program with Auction of Treasured Colonel Sanders Memorabilia

Fans Can Own a Piece of Americana While Benefiting Feeding America and the World Food Programme
Press Release

LOUISVILLE, Ky., October 15, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Colonel Harland Sanders' commitment to helping others was legendary. In fact, many who knew him have said that he gave away much of his fortune to those in need. That’s why KFC started its Recipe for Hope® program, which raises awareness, volunteerism and funds for hunger relief. Now through November 10, customers have an opportunity to donate $1 at KFC restaurants across the country to support the World Food Programme (WFP), the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger.

Darden Digest: Culinary Training Feeds People & Futures


It's unnatural for me to envision not packing my child a healthy, colorful lunch every day. I find it unnatural not to grab a quick snack most days - and some days two...or three - between lunch and dinner at the first pang of "hunger." I don't feel guilty for having this access, but I try mightily not to take this luxury for granted. Ever.

Yum! Brands, KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell Launch World Hunger Relief Effort Featuring Global Spokesperson Christina Aguilera in New Public Service Announcement

Aguilera Uses Powerful Voice to Help Nearly 1 Billion Hungry Worldwide
Press Release

Louisville, KY, September 12, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Yum! Brands (NYSE: YUM), parent company of KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell, announced today the launch of its annual World Hunger Relief effort featuring multi-Grammy Award winner and international superstar Christina Aguilera in a new public service announcement.

Hunger Relief Campaign Brings Out Cisco’s Competitive Spirit


Cisco employees are always ready for some friendly competition for a good cause. During our annual Global Hunger Relief Campaign, our desire to give back brings out the competitive spirit in all of us.

Kevin Bacon, Jeff Bridges Launch Giving Challenge to Fight Hunger

‘6 Days of Good for Hunger’ features Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry Campaign
Press Release

(3BL Media) Washington, D.C. - September 24, 2012 - Today Kevin Bacon and Jeff Bridges kick off the ‘6 Days of Good’ giving challenge at 12:00 am ET on the social networking for social good website ‘Six Days of Good for Hunger’ marks the first in a series of celebrity-championed giving challenges hosted on throughout the year to benefit charities working in featured cause areas: hunger, global aid, health, environment, animals and youth.

Grinnell College Announces Winners of 2012 Grinnell Prize

$300,000 Awarded to Individuals Under 40 Working to Foster Positive Social Change. Nominations open for 2013 Grinnell Prize; close Nov. 5
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GRINNELL, Iowa, Sept. 5, 2012 / 3BL Media / PRNewswire/ -- Grinnell College has announced the winners of the second annual  Grinnell Prize honoring young innovators for social change: Cristi Hegranes, executive director and founder, Global Press Institute; Jacob A. Wood, president of  Team Rubicon, and William B.


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