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2013-10-31 16:26:46

Home medical alert company to partner with FeedingAmerica.org CONCORD, Calif., Oct. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Bay Alarm Medical announced today that it will donate a portion of the company's proceeds during November and December to Feeding America, a nationwide network of more than 200 food banks that leads the fight against hunger in the United States. In 2012, almost 50 million households were "food insecure," a condition the USDA describes has having lack...

2013-10-25 23:02:31

Nonprofit partnership aims to increase visibility, understanding and usage of SNAP among Connecticut seniors. Hartford, CT (PRWEB) October 25, 2013 End Hunger Connecticut! and AARP Foundation continue their partnership this fall to end senior hunger. These nonprofits are hosting free infosessions at senior centers, leading town hall meetings and distributing educational materials through libraries and physicians’ offices throughout Connecticut. Building upon a successful direct mail...

2013-10-22 23:27:17

SCA Technologies to speak at Oilseed and Grain Trade Summit. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) October 22, 2013 SCA Technologies, the leading provider of category sourcing and cost management solutions, announced its participation at the Oilseed & Grain Trade Summit this week in Minneapolis. The Summit is a globally-recognized food industry conference that attracts commodity and ingredient buyers and sellers from around the world. Along with executives from Hillshire Brands and ConAgra Foods,...

2013-10-22 23:21:56

Africare becomes a TOMS Shoe Giving Partner to boost livelihood and academic engagement for African youth. Washington, DC (PRWEB) October 22, 2013 Africare, a non-profit organization committed to improving the lives of people in Africa, announced today its multi-year giving partnership with TOMS to provide primary school children in Liberia and Malawi with new shoes to help prevent illnesses and improve their quality of life. “In countries like Liberia and Malawi, we see the adverse...

2013-10-21 16:26:41

Family Farm Organization Says Government Shutdown Worsened Impact CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Oct. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As farmers in Colorado deal with serious flood damage and ranchers in South Dakota dig out from an early blizzard that killed tens of thousands of cattle, Farm Aid has activated its Family Farm Disaster Fund and issued emergency grants to help farm and ranch families begin to recover. "Our hearts go out to the Colorado farmers who saw their precious soil...

2013-10-21 12:27:35

New microsite serves as a platform for addressing food insecurity as a public health issue CHICAGO, Oct. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Feeding America, the nation's leading hunger-relief organization, in partnership with National Dairy Council and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, announce the launch of the Healthy Food Bank Hub - an innovative microsite of feedingamerica.org. The microsite (healthyfoodbankhub.feedingamerica.org) was developed with support from fellow...

2013-10-17 12:31:18

DES MOINES, Iowa, Oct. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today at the World Food Prize symposium, Prime Minister Tony Blair announced a collaboration between his Africa Governance Initiative (AGI), the Howard G. Buffett Foundation, and the World Food Prize Foundation to launch the 40 Chances Fellows program. 40 Chances: Finding Hope in a Hungry World, a new book written by Howard G. Buffett, inspired the program, which will encourage innovation in developing market-based approaches that...

2013-10-17 12:31:15

KINSHASA, DR Congo, Oct. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- An innovative agricultural project in the DRC is equipping citizens with the tools and skills needed to increase the country's food security and advance the DRC's agricultural and economic development. The 1,482-acre Kitoko Food Farm and Agricultural Academy, a joint project of the Gertler Family Foundation (GFF) and Fleurette Group, teaches modern, sustainable farming techniques that help families and communities overcome...

2013-10-17 08:31:32

The Howard G. Buffett Foundation, John Deere, and DuPont Pioneer Collaborate to Support Smallholders and Sustainable Farming in Africa DES MOINES, Iowa, Oct. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Howard G. Buffett Foundation today announced a collaboration with John Deere and DuPont Pioneer to develop products to support a conservation-based system of agriculture designed and targeted to sustainably improve the productivity of smallholder farmers in Africa. The effort will be piloted in...

2013-10-17 04:20:24

Dr. Adriano Battilani will present the advantages of precise and knowledge-based irrigation based on work carried out by the EU-funded FIGARO Project TEL AVIV, Israel, October 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The FIGARO Project [http://www.figaro-irrigation.net ] (Flexible and Precise Irrigation Platform to Improve Farm Scale Water Productivity) will hold a presentation at the Watec Israel 2013 [http://www.watec-israel.com ] Exhibition and Conference, which will take place October...