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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...

2012-05-01 10:25:03

LARGO, Fla., May 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- On May 12 postal carriers around the country will collect non-perishable food from customers along their routes and deliver the food to local food banks. The National Association of Letter Carriers' (NALC) Stamp Out Hunger campaign - the country's largest one day food drive, will once again replenish food pantries throughout the United States. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120501/CL98787) To help alert the public to this need, Valpak...

2012-04-27 06:24:52

Statement Attributable to Vicki Escarra, President and CEO of Feeding America: CHICAGO, April 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Feeding America deeply appreciates the Senate Agriculture Committee's recognition of the urgent need for additional resources for food banks in the bipartisan Farm Bill reported out of committee yesterday. We thank Chairwoman Stabenow and Ranking Member Roberts for providing an additional $50 million for The Emergency Food Assistance Program...

2012-04-20 14:20:39

Statement Attributable to Vicki Escarra, President and CEO of Feeding America CHICAGO, April 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "While we recognize the challenge of drafting a Farm Bill in a climate of deficit reduction, Feeding America is deeply disappointed that the Senate Agriculture Committee proposes to cut the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) when the need for food assistance remains at unprecedented levels. We strongly oppose proposed cuts to nutrition programs...

2012-04-20 06:21:39

U.S. Postal Service and National Association of Letter Carriers Continue 20-Year Tradition WASHINGTON, April 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On May 12, local communities across America will be asked to join the U.S. Postal Service and its letter carriers to combat one of this nation's growing problems -- hunger. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120420/DC91522 ) About 50 million Americans -- including 17 million children -- now live in families that lack...

2012-04-19 02:32:14

Invest An Acre Effort Allows Farmers To Donate Profits From An Acre Of Harvest To Local Food Banks Feeding America, Howard G. Buffett Foundation and ADM launched program at event today CHICAGO, April 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Howard G. Buffett Foundation, Feeding America and Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) today established Invest An Acre, an innovative partnership that engages U.S. farmers in helping provide food to their neighbors. Through Invest An Acre, farmers...

2012-04-13 10:21:26

ST. PAUL, Minn., April 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 2.45 million meals are headed for hungry families thanks to the second annual CHS Harvest for Hunger food and funds drive by the Country Operations division of CHS Inc., the nation's leading farmer-owned cooperative. "CHS Harvest for Hunger rallied thousands of CHS employees, customers and partners to collectively raise the equivalent of 2.45 million meals for hungry families, including 652,000 pounds of canned and fresh foods, and...

2012-04-04 02:30:58

ALPHARETTA, Ga., April 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Despite signs of economic recovery, record numbers of Americans are currently relying on food assistance. In fact, one in eight will receive help in 2012 from one of Feeding America's member food banks. And among the most needed items are sources of high quality protein. That's why, for the fifth consecutive spring, America's egg farmers are giving the Easter Bunny, and families in need, a helping hand by donating nearly 10 million fresh eggs to...

2012-03-20 14:21:02

Urges Congress to Maintain Funding for Federal Nutrition Programs CHICAGO, March 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Earlier today, House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) unveiled his budget proposal for 2013. Like the House budget proposal for 2012, the plan would convert the Supplement Food Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as Food Stamps) into a "block grant" program. The likely result of this harmful proposal, which was estimated last year to cut funding by...

2012-03-13 13:10:00

ST. LOUIS, March 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- WHAT: Hot country newcomers Edens Edge join forces with St. Louis Sam's Club associates to raise awareness of hunger in the U.S. and urge members to...