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2014-09-15 12:22:40

50 Million Pounds of Fresh Meat, Produce & Dairy Meals Donated in 2013 CINCINNATI, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) today announced that it has donated more than 50 million pounds of fresh meat, produce, dairy and bakery items to local Feeding America food banks in 2013 through its groundbreaking Perishable Donations Partnership. That is enough bread, meat, cheese and produce to lay 3,700 miles of Kroger's classic deli sandwiches side-by-side from...

2014-09-08 12:30:56

Bank's commitment to hunger relief exceeds $10 million through Give A Meal program CHICAGO, Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Feeding America and Bank of America today announced the kickoff of the highly successful Give A Meal program. The annual giving campaign that has resulted in more than 100 million meals for families and individuals in need across the country with over 40 million meals coming in just through last year's program. The initiative has proven to be one of...

2014-09-04 08:32:29

September is Hunger Action Month - an Ideal Time for Communities to Unite in the Fight Against Hunger and Continue to Make a Difference via The Great American Milk Drive WASHINGTON, Sept. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- From coast to coast, thousands of families in need have benefited from milk donations to The Great American Milk Drive, the first-ever nationwide program to deliver highly desired and nutrient-rich gallons of milk to hungry families who need it. Since April, Feeding America has...

2014-09-03 12:32:56

Feeding America Responds To New Report CHICAGO, Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United States Department of Agriculture reported today that 14 percent of American households remain food insecure - meaning 1 in 7 households in the United States had difficulty at some time during the year in providing enough food for all their members. The report reinforces the significant challenges millions of American families continue to face in the wake of the recession. Household...

2014-09-02 12:31:18

Feeding America Leads Charge and Turns Orange(TM) to Solve Hunger for 49 Million Americans CHICAGO, Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hunger advocates from across the country will be wearing orange on Hunger Action Day(TM )- Thursday, September 4 - in an effort to raise awareness of the 49 million people in the United States who struggle with hunger. The "Turn Orange" campaign is just one of many events taking place across the country as part of Feeding America's Hunger Action Month, a...

2014-08-28 12:21:36

FUELS program begins fifth year after providing more than 2.4 million meals across North America AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Employees of Faurecia North America, the world's seventh-largest automotive supplier, next week will launch its fifth annual FUELS community food drive, a program that has provided more than 2.4 million meals since 2010 for hundreds of thousands of hungry residents across Canada, Mexico and the U.S. More than 20,000 Faurecia employees...

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...


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  • The navel or umbilicus.
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