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2012-05-08 02:24:55

Feeding America's Give A Meal Promotion Seeks to Provide Millions of Meals to Families at Risk CHICAGO, May 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Millions of families across the United States will find themselves short of food this Mother's Day holiday, Sunday, May 13. Feeding America, the nation's largest hunger-relief organization, encourages everyone to honor their own mother this Mother's Day, by giving back to others by donating to Feeding America. "Feeding America and our member...

2012-05-05 23:00:07

People expect to connect to other people on a social network. They don't expect to be able to support their favorite charitable causes and earn real money while doing it. FanBox created a social network that does that in a one-of-a-kind platform. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) May 05, 2012 Charity work has always been important to FanBox CEO Mike Pousti, whether it is volunteering time to serve food at a homeless shelter or devoting time to raise money for various charities, he is very concerned...

2012-05-04 10:25:35

PAF is among only 9% of all charities to be top-rated three years in a row. HAMPTON, Va., May 4, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF) - a national non-profit organization that seeks to safeguard patients through effective mediation assuring access to care, maintenance of employment and preservation of their financial stability relative to their diagnosis of life threatening or debilitating diseases - this week received Charity Navigator's third consecutive...

2012-05-03 10:25:31

New dollars reward community generosity following $7.4 million giving campaign SEATTLE, May 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following the stunning results of GiveBIG, The Seattle Foundation, local businesses and philanthropists have added $300,000 more to the "stretch pool" that will leverage the $7.4 million in gifts made yesterday through the online giving campaign. During this 24-hour online event held on May 2, people made nearly 38,000 donations to more than 1,200 local...

2012-05-03 06:25:09

BLOOM takes root in South L.A. as a partnership of community-based nonprofits, private and public foundations, and community members LOS ANGELES, May 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- California Community Foundation (CCF), the public foundation for all of Los Angeles County, has announced a five-year, multi-million dollar investment in the future of Black male youth, in partnership with several private foundations and local, nonprofit organizations. The goal of the initiative, called...

2012-05-02 10:23:57

Bipartisan legislation will reduce recidivism and cut costs ATLANTA, May 2, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The far-reaching package of reforms Governor Nathan Deal signed into law today places Georgia among a growing number of states leading the way towards data-driven, fiscally sound criminal justice systems. House Bill 1176 and accompanying budget measures were the product of an intensive bipartisan, inter-branch working group process and received unanimous support in both chambers of...

2012-05-02 06:26:38

Second year of online campaign aims to top last year's total of $3.6 million SEATTLE, May 2, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Seattle Foundation's "GiveBIG" campaign returned today, with area nonprofit organizations, corporate sponsors and supporters aiming to meet or beat the inaugural event's great success last year. During this one-day, online event, residents of King County make donations to local nonprofits through www.seattlefoundation.org or m.seattlefoundation.org -- and a...

2012-05-02 02:26:32

BRIGHTON, Mich., May 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- LifeSecure Insurance Company has partnered with the Livingston County Senior Nutrition Program to enhance their efforts to support local seniors and the Meals on Wheels program, which serves seniors in Livingston, Washtenaw and Oakland counties. The two groups are encouraging residents to "outrun hunger one meal at a time" at the 5th Annual Miles for Meals 5k and 10k run and 5k walk on Saturday, June 2. "It was immediately clear that...

2012-05-01 05:17:59

(Ivanhoe Newswire)–Eat Up! A recent study is examining Generation X's interesting food habits and the role food plays in their lives. Generation X adults prepare an average of 10 meals a week, and eat out or buy fast food an average of three times a week, according to the University of Michigan report. Surprisingly the report shows that GenX men are involved in shopping for food and cooking. They go grocery shopping more than once a week, on average, and cook an average of about...

Food In The Lives Of GenXers
2012-04-26 10:31:11

Generation X adults prepare an average of 10 meals a week, and eat out or buy fast food an average of three times a week, according to a University of Michigan report that details the role food plays in the lives of Americans born between 1961 and 1981. GenX men are surprisingly involved in shopping for food and cooking, the report shows. They go grocery shopping more than once a week, on average, and cook an average of about eight meals a week–much more often than their fathers did....