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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...

2014-03-31 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...

2014-03-31 04:21:02

DUBAI, UAE, March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime. This is one of the most famous proverbs in the world for a reason; it has proven itself to be true, time and time again. Education has a much longer lasting benefit than charity. This is the philosophy behind the 'Teach a Man to Farm' initiative that Pegasus Agritech [http://pegasusagritech.com ] has recently launched. (Logo:...

2014-03-28 08:26:30

United States President Barack Obama: "I'm proud to announce today that the United States will participate in the Expo. And together with our partners, we're going to put together an outstanding USA pavilion that showcases American innovation to improve agriculture and nutrition and the health of people around the globe." ROME, March 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With President Barack Obama's announcement of the U.S. presence at Milan Expo 2015 in Rome yesterday, the Friends of the U.S....

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 16:26:20

Celebrating advances in food production and National Ag Day, HungerU brings its mobile educational exhibit to the National Mall WASHINGTON, D.C., March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, 1 in 6 Americans is hungry. Yet the current food insecurity problem pales in comparison to the challenges of the future. The ability to feed a rapidly growing world population was a focal point of educational programs held in Washington, D.C., this week in conjunction with National Agriculture Day....

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...

2014-03-25 04:20:45

~Financing will increase rice production and improve livelihoods of smallholder farmers NEW YORK, March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As part of an effort to build sustainable businesses in Africa and fight poverty, the Soros Economic Development Fund today announced a US$5 million investment in GADCO, a Ghanaian agriculture company. SEDF's commitment to GADCO will help smallholder farmers produce and sell rice on a large, commercial scale. The investment aims to reduce...

2014-03-24 08:31:39

WASHINGTON, March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Who: Norman Borlaug is widely credited with saving 1 billion lives. Yet most people - even those alive because of him - have never heard of him. Known as the father of the "Green Revolution," Borlaug pioneered disease-resistant, high-yield strains of wheat that dramatically increased food production in Mexico, India, Pakistan and other developing nations that were facing mass starvation until he...

2014-03-18 12:31:45

WASHINGTON, March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new research project, entitled Spotlight on Senior Health: Adverse Health Outcomes of Food Insecure Older Americans, finds that food insecure seniors are more likely than those who are food secure to have lower nutrient intake and to be at a higher risk for chronic health conditions and depression. The study --released jointly by Feeding America and the National Foundation to End Senior Hunger (NFESH)--reveals that food insecurity is...


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  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'
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