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2014-04-23 23:08:43

The Capital Area Food Bank’s Hunger Summit will explore the intersection between hunger and overall wellness. Workshops will focus on diet related illnesses such as diabetes, heart disease, depression and cognitive development. Washington, DC (PRWEB) April 23, 2014 The Capital Area Food Bank’s Hunger Summit will explore the intersection between hunger and overall wellness. Workshops will focus on diet related illnesses such as diabetes, heart disease, depression and cognitive...

2014-04-08 16:23:50

Recognition for efforts in raising awareness and engagement to fight hunger CHICAGO, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Second Harvest Heartland was named the 2014 Member of the Year at the Feeding America National Executive Directors' Forum that took place last week in St. Louis. The award is given to the year's most outstanding food bank of the more than 200 food banks across the nation in the Feeding America network. Judges selected the St. Paul food bank because of its exceptional...

2014-04-08 12:33:30

April is National Volunteer Month CHICAGO, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Feeding America, the nation's largest domestic hunger-relief organization, today asked the nation to volunteer in the fight against hunger. The charity also thanked the thousands of volunteers who help the nation's food banks serve nearly six million Americans each week. April is National Volunteer Month. "Volunteers donate an enormous amount of time and energy to our network of food banks and the...

2014-04-08 12:20:23

Local CITGO Marketer Raises Nearly $62,000 for Local Families During "Fight Hunger Give Hope" Campaign HOMER, Mich., April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Local CITGO Marketer, Folk Oil and PS Food Mart Charities raised nearly $62,000 to support local food pantries through the fifth annual "Fight Hunger Give Hope" campaign. Thirty-one PS Food Mart locations across Southeast Michigan and Northwest Ohio surpassed their fundraising goal of $50,000 by encouraging customers to purchase $1 or $5...

2014-03-31 08:31:23

CHICAGO, March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Spring planting season is about to begin across the nation. Feeding America would like to encourage everyone, from the farmer who cultivates a thousand acres of sweet corn to a gardening enthusiast who grows a plot of vegetables in her backyard, to consider growing crops for a local food bank. Feeding America is the nation's largest domestic hunger-relief organization, providing food and grocery products to more than 37 million...

2014-03-27 12:31:47

CHICAGO, March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Feeding America announced today that the Caterpillar Foundation is committing $1.5 million to help bring more food to people in need in dozens of communities across the country. In all, 35 local Feeding America food banks will receive grants to help ensure a steady stream of food - including more fresh produce - to those struggling with hunger in the communities they serve. A portion of the donation will also go towards helping...

2014-03-26 12:31:23

Grant represents Foundation's largest-ever donation and will support Feeding America's BackPack Program and School Pantry Program to help solve child hunger CHICAGO, March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Feeding America® announced that they are partnering with The Dunkin' Donuts & Baskin-Robbins Community Foundation (DDBRCF) for a $1,000,000, three-year grant that will help support critical Feeding America initiatives nationwide, including the BackPack Program, which...

2014-03-12 16:28:09

CHICAGO, March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Food banks across the nation, and the millions of low-income people who turn to them for help, are still reeling from the effects of an unusually cold and snowy winter season, according to Feeding America, the nation's largest hunger-relief organization. The harsh winter, combined with the November 2013 cut of $5 billion in fiscal year 2014 to the food stamp program (now officially named the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program,...

2014-02-26 16:28:11

March is National Nutrition Month CHICAGO, Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Feeding America, a network of more than 200 food banks, today announced significant new achievements in its efforts to increase the quantity and quality of the food its food banks provide to Americans living at risk of hunger. The announcement was made to coincide with the launch of National Nutrition Month®, a nutrition education and information campaign celebrated each March by the Academy of Nutrition and...

2014-02-04 16:30:18

CHICAGO, Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Statement attributable to Bob Aiken, CEO of Feeding America: "Today the Senate passed the new farm bill, which cleared the House last week. President Obama is expected to sign the bill into law soon. "Feeding America strongly opposes the $8.6 billion cut to SNAP (the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) included in the legislation. The bill will result in about 850,000 low-income households losing an average of $90 in monthly...