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2014-08-18 23:01:42

“Hunger in America” Study Reveals the Current Face of Hunger Washington, DC (PRWEB) August 18, 2014 More than 530,700 people in the Washington metro region, 12 percent of the area’s population, turn to food pantries and meal service programs to feed themselves and their families, according to a new study released today by the Capital Area Food Bank and Feeding America. Hunger in America 2014 is the largest and most comprehensive study of people seeking food assistance in the United...

2014-08-15 12:26:29

ST. PAUL, Minn., Aug. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Land O'Lakes, Inc. donated 40,000 pounds of LAND O LAKES(®) Macaroni & Cheese to the Food Lifeline. This is the Land O'Lakes First Run Program's 74(th) donation since it was established in 2010. The program is committed to donating truckloads of fresh product year round, made specifically for food banks to help alleviate hunger nationwide. As part of the First Run Program, Land O'Lakes has donated more than 2.8 million pounds of...

2014-08-05 23:12:01

NorthStar Alarm hosts annual company food drive and collects 2,014 food items to help feed local families in need this summer. Orem, Utah (PRWEB) August 05, 2014 This past week, NorthStar hosted its annual summer food drive and collected 2,014 canned food items to benefit the Utah Food Bank and Provo Community Action Center. The company created a “California Dreamin’” themed inter-office competition for food donations that included physical competitions to earn more cans for their...

2014-07-24 16:29:02

SEATTLE, July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Food banks in Washington and Oregon received 91,675 lbs. pounds of donated food (including $16,250 cash donations equivalent to 65,000 lbs.*) from the 2nd Annual NW Farmers Fighting Hunger Cash/Food Drive during June dairy month. This year the two states generated a total of 91,675 pounds of food (food+cash equivalent), compared to last year's combined total of 58,052 lbs. of food (food+cash equivalent) - an increase of 33,623 lbs. The...

2014-07-23 12:24:17

Solar Leader Hits Milestone in Contributions to Nonprofit Partners, Gives $50,000 to Local Food Bank OAKLAND, Calif., July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sungevity, Inc., a recognized leader in the global residential solar market, announced today that its Sungevity.org initiative has now provided more than $1.5 million to nonprofit organizations through a cause marketing program that rewards nonprofit partners and their members for solar installations. The program has added $500,000 to...

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...

2014-07-01 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...

2014-06-30 20:23:14

CARLINVILLE, Ill., June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- During June Dairy Month, Prairie Farms Poured It On in a big way by giving back to the communities where their farm families and employees live and work. The company donated over 10,000 gallons of milk to local Feeding America food banks to help families in need and gave away hundreds of amazing dairy-packed prize packages that gave winners a chance to give back to their favorite Our Caps, Your Cause charities. Today, Prairie Farms...

2014-06-26 23:16:25

Food pantries are often neglected in the summer months, AlignLife wants to help combat this. National (PRWEB) June 26, 2014 AlignLife is excited to announce their fourth annual Thanksgiving in July event. While many food drives focus on the holiday season, AlignLife wants to support local food pantries in the summer months, when they are often neglected. Asked why AlignLife was hosting a food drive in July, CEO Joseph Esposito, D.C. replied, “Hunger affects far too many people in...


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