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2014-07-17 20:23:48

WASHINGTON, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Feeding America commends the House of Representatives for passage of H.R. 4719, the America Gives More Act. H.R. 4719 includes legislation supported by Feeding America and its network of 200 food banks, as well as more than 120 other businesses and organizations representing farmers, growers, retailers and restaurants that would renew and expand tax incentives for donated food. Feeding America distributes over 3.6 billion pounds...

2014-07-14 12:28:12

America's Peanut Farmers Honor Those Who Give Feeding Organizations a Boost ATLANTA, July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With school out for summer, many American families will face the challenge of making sure their children don't go hungry. In addition, food banks often deal with a shortage of donations during the warmer months. To help highlight these issues and encourage giving, the National Peanut Board has launched Fuel for Food Banks. The program honors leaders of community hunger...

2014-07-10 08:30:23

"Feeding America's supporters should feel much more confident that their hard-earned dollars are being used efficiently and responsibly," says Charity Navigator CEO CHICAGO, July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Feeding America, the nation's largest domestic hunger-relief organization, today announced that for the third consecutive year it has earned a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator. The ratings service pointed to Feeding America's sound fiscal management practices and...

2014-07-01 23:06:44

Shoppers Food and Pharmacy Partners with Capital Area Food Bank to Expand Program Delivering Nutritious Meals to Children and Families Washington, DC (PRWEB) July 01, 2014 The Capital Area Food Bank will host its annual Skip Lunch, Solve Hunger online campaign throughout the month of July, in which individuals donate what they would normally spend on lunch to help expand its Family Markets, a monthly school-based food distribution program that feeds over 2,000 families. In a generous...

2014-06-17 23:02:47

As Florida Dairy Farmers recognizes National Dairy Month, 'The Great American Milk Drive’ makes it easy to give a gallon. Orlando, Fla. (PRWEB) June 17, 2014 That gallon of milk you consider a staple in your refrigerator is missing in Florida’s food banks. June is National Dairy Month, and the dairy industry has partnered with Feeding America® to help get nutritious and much-needed milk to those in need through The Great American Milk Drive. According to Feeding America,...

2014-06-16 23:06:55

Donations will enable Food Bank to serve over 300,000 meals this year. Washington, DC (PRWEB) June 16, 2014 The Capital Area Food Bank today announced the final amount raised through the Washington legal community’s annual fundraising campaign, Food From the Bar, in partnership with 30 local law firms, law schools, and other legal professionals. In the month-long campaign, $130,000 was raised to help the Food Bank reach those at risk of hunger in the Washington metro area this summer....

2014-06-09 16:26:41

Relaunch of Microsite Provides more Comprehensive Resource for Health Professionals and Food Bankers CHICAGO, June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Feeding America, the nation's largest domestic hunger-relief organization, in partnership with National Dairy Council® and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation, today announced the digital update of the Healthy Food Bank Hub. The Healthy Food Bank Hub is an interactive microsite that provides tools and resources for both public...

2014-06-05 08:30:28

CHICAGO, June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 21 million children currently receive free or reduced-price meals through the National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs, yet most of those children will lose access to those meals as public schools close for the summer months. This abrupt loss of up to ten meals per child per week creates a tremendous burden on millions of low-income Americans who are already struggling to provide adequate food and necessities for their families....

2014-06-04 12:20:37

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- To help bring awareness to the problem of hunger throughout Arizona communities during the summer months, Angel MedFlight Worldwide Air Ambulance is sponsoring a company-wide food drive to benefit the St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance's Summer Food Service Program. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140129/LA54793LOGO-b Always raising the bar, the AngelMedFlight staff is dedicated to making a difference in their local communities. The...

2014-05-29 20:23:39

CHICAGO, May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Statement attributable to Bob Aiken, CEO of Feeding America: "Feeding America applauds the passage today of food donation legislation by the House Ways and Means Committee. This legislation will help our food banks secure much-needed donations of nutritious food for those in need in communities nationwide. With more than 70 billion pounds of nutritious food wasted each year, this legislation could be groundbreaking in securing...


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