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General Mills and its Foundation Expand COVID-19 Charitable Response to $14 Million Due to Growing Hunger Rates

Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 5:26pm

The $4 million in supplemental funding is in addition to General Mills charitable response since March 2020 of $10 million worth of grants from the General Mills Foundation and food donations from the company to help food banks, food pantries and other anti-hunger organizations meet the elevated community needs driven by the pandemic.

Key Points: 
  • The $4 million in supplemental funding is in addition to General Mills charitable response since March 2020 of $10 million worth of grants from the General Mills Foundation and food donations from the company to help food banks, food pantries and other anti-hunger organizations meet the elevated community needs driven by the pandemic.
  • Among the organizations receiving added support from the General Mills Foundation through this $4 million grants package are the Global FoodBanking Network, the European Food Banks Federation, Second Harvest Heartland, the Global Child Nutrition Foundation and Feeding America.
  • General Mills is a leading global food company whose purpose is to make food the world loves.
  • Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, General Mills generated fiscal 2020 net sales of U.S. $17.6 billion.

Christian Appalachian Project distributes more than 3,600 food boxes in hard-hit community

Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 3:37pm

A total of 3,648 food boxes were distributed in Rockcastle County by Grateful Bread Food Pantry with the help of First Baptist Church in Mt.

Key Points: 
  • A total of 3,648 food boxes were distributed in Rockcastle County by Grateful Bread Food Pantry with the help of First Baptist Church in Mt.
  • To serve a large number of people in the community, CAPs Grateful Bread Food Pantry partnered with First Baptist Church in Mt.
  • The boxes were supplied by the United States Department of Agriculture in an effort to provide food to families impacted by COVID-19.
  • Christian Appalachian Project has been building hope, transforming lives, and sharing Christs love through service in Appalachia since our founding more than 50 years ago.

Incogmeato™ by MorningStar Farms® Seeks to Help Address Protein Gap by Donating $1 Million Worth of Plant-Based Protein Products to Feeding America®

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 - 12:00pm

"The need for good-quality protein at food banks is higher than ever, so it's important that we donate and raise awareness of this issue now."

Key Points: 
  • "The need for good-quality protein at food banks is higher than ever, so it's important that we donate and raise awareness of this issue now."
  • "Feeding America is grateful for Incogmeato's donation of much-needed protein to food banks across the country," says Blake Thompson, Chief Supply Chain Officer at Feeding America.
  • We are thankful for their commitment to fighting hunger and for helping to address the increased need in our communities."
  • Incogmeato is also encouraging fans and followers to visit FeedingAmerica.com/donate to contribute whatever they can to help communities facing hunger.

Stop & Shop Donates $5,500 to Middlesex Community College Food Pantry

Friday, October 23, 2020 - 12:06am

HARTFORD, Conn., Oct. 22, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- With many facing increased financial strain as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Stop & Shop today announced a $5,500 donation to the Middlesex Community College Magic Food Bus School Food Pantry.

Key Points: 
  • HARTFORD, Conn., Oct. 22, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- With many facing increased financial strain as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Stop & Shop today announced a $5,500 donation to the Middlesex Community College Magic Food Bus School Food Pantry.
  • Stop & Shop is proud to assist in supporting the Middlesex Community College on-campus Magic Food Bus pantry, helping to ensure students have access to food to help them succeed.
  • We are incredibly proud to launch this partnership with Stop & Shop to address food insecurity among our students, adds college CEO Steven Minkler.
  • A ribbon cutting ceremony held on Thursday, October 22th at the Middlesex Community College campus located on 100 Training Hill Road in Middletown, Connecticut, commemorating the pantrys opening, further solidifying Stop & Shop and Middlesex Community Colleges commitment to eradicating food insecurity faced by students.

Gift for Giving: Free Storage for Food Drive Donations at U-Haul

Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 12:05pm

Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator, in a recent press release, stated the food drive is especially important this year to help those impacted by COVID-19.

Key Points: 
  • Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator, in a recent press release, stated the food drive is especially important this year to help those impacted by COVID-19.
  • "Many of our friends and neighbors have lost significant income or access to meals because of COVID-19," he said.
  • "The Food Bank and our community need our help, so I encourage you to donate what you can.
  • For additional food drive information, contact the Sheriff's Office Media Relations team at (318) 681-0666.

Stop & Shop Restore Donates $50,000 to Support Local Food Pantries This Holiday Season

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 - 2:14pm

The donation will support those facing food insecurity across the communities that Restore serves in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

Key Points: 
  • The donation will support those facing food insecurity across the communities that Restore serves in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
  • The grants will provide additional assistance to local food pantries, which play such a critical role in feeding those in need, especially during the holiday season.
  • A neighborhood grocer for more than 100 years, today's Stop & Shop is refreshed, reenergized and inspired, delivering new conveniences for customers.
  • Stop & Shops Restore reduced emissions program was launched on September 23rd, 2019 and is currently live in all 105 Stop & Shop fuel locations.

Home State Health Partners with St. Louis Area Foodbank to Help SNAP Applicants

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 - 12:00pm

ST. LOUIS, Oct. 20, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Home State Health is partnering with the St. Louis Area Foodbank to maximize reach and increase the Foodbank's efficiency by helping qualified members enroll in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

Key Points: 
  • ST. LOUIS, Oct. 20, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Home State Health is partnering with the St. Louis Area Foodbank to maximize reach and increase the Foodbank's efficiency by helping qualified members enroll in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).
  • As a St. Louis Area Foodbank partner, Home State Health staff are trained to provide application support to health plan members completing SNAP applications in print form.
  • Home State Health helps to pre-screen applications to determine eligibility for SNAP benefits and then sends completed applications to the St. Louis Area Foodbank.
  • "We greatly appreciate the support from Home State Health to help ensure that Missouri residents receive the necessary food assistance," said Melissa Melton, SNAP Coordinator at the St. Louis Area Foodbank.

N.J. Law Firm Bertone Piccini & Local Distributor Donate Nearly $50K in Meals to Food Pantry Amid COVID-19

Monday, October 19, 2020 - 10:00pm

We are here to help and this generous donation from Bertone Piccini and MBH Foods will certainly go a long way."

Key Points: 
  • We are here to help and this generous donation from Bertone Piccini and MBH Foods will certainly go a long way."
  • "American Eagle Food Pantry was created to provide emergency food services to the people who need it most, and they've made a wonderful commitment to achieving that goal," said Jeremy S. Piccini , founding partner, Bertone Piccini LLP.
  • For many, food pantries are a lifeline, and MBH is happy to have partnered with Bertone Piccini on this community outreach."
  • MBH Foods, LLC is a Hasbrouck Heights, N.J.-based food distributor serving the Tri-State Area with quality service and competitive pricing.

LyondellBasell Hosts Annual Global Care Day Supporting Food Security

Monday, October 19, 2020 - 2:00pm

HOUSTON and ROTTERDAM, Netherlands, Oct. 19, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --LyondellBasell hosted its 21st Annual Global Care Day with a focus on food security.

Key Points: 
  • HOUSTON and ROTTERDAM, Netherlands, Oct. 19, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --LyondellBasell hosted its 21st Annual Global Care Day with a focus on food security.
  • More than 80 LyondellBasell manufacturing facilities and office sites participated in the global event supporting 87 organizations.
  • "Finding creative solutions to today's challenges is what we do as a company, and our annual Global Care Day event is no different," said Bob Patel, LyondellBasell CEO.
  • Other LyondellBasell Global Safety Day projects included building micro food pantries, stocking shelves at local food pantries, collecting food donations, and organizing drive-through food banks for individuals in need.

Teamsters, UNITE HERE!, Partner With Society Of Saint Andrew to Distribute Food To Those In Need

Saturday, October 17, 2020 - 2:59pm

Local 737 helped distribute food to families in need as part of a charitable effort run by the Society of Saint Andrew.

Key Points: 
  • Local 737 helped distribute food to families in need as part of a charitable effort run by the Society of Saint Andrew.
  • The volunteers were comprised of workers from Teamsters Local 385 and UNITE HERE!
  • Cella, a 17-year member of Local 385 and steward for the drivers at Freeman, has volunteered for four weeks at this food bank.
  • When he heard about the food bank from some of his co-workers, he immediately signed up to help.