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2014-01-29 23:22:10

More Than $6 Million Invested in Transformational Solutions Minneapolis, Minnesota (PRWEB) January 29, 2014 Hunger-Free Minnesota (http://www.hungerfreemn.org) announced that with partner organizations its data-driven initiatives have contributed 49 million meals to those who are hungry in Minnesota since it funded its first initiative/grant in January 2012. The coalition has invested more than $6 million in 80 innovative hunger relief projects across the state. Programs receiving support...

2014-01-28 09:26:15

The study this story is based on is available in ScholarsArchive@OSU: http://bit.ly/LCp10Y One of the few studies of its type has found that a startling 59 percent of college students at one Oregon university were “food insecure” at some point during the previous year, with possible implications for academic success, physical and emotional health and other issues. Contrary to concerns about obesity and some students packing on “the freshman 15” in weight gain, another reality is...

2014-01-23 23:22:40

Efforts Will Include Increasing Access to Technology, Crop Biofortification and Capacity Building Wilmington, DE (PRWEB) January 23, 2014 On the margins of the World Economic Forum at DAVOS, DuPont and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) formally announced a joint agreement to deepen efforts to reduce global hunger and poverty by enabling smallholder farmers access to proven, safe and transformative agricultural innovations. Signed by DuPont Executive Vice President...

2014-01-23 08:28:00

Marian Wright Edelman Calls on the President to End Child Poverty WASHINGTON, Jan. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the Children's Defense Fund (CDF) released a new report, The State of America's Children 2014, showing for the first time the majority of children in America under two are now children of color. One in three of them is poor. The youngest most vulnerable children of all races and ethnicities are the poorest age group. Over 1 in 4 infants, toddlers and preschoolers --...

2014-01-22 08:28:30

AmeriCares and Mercy Corps to use funds for ongoing relief work LOS ANGELES, Jan. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A special appeal by The Prem Rawat Foundation (TPRF) has resulted in donations to two groups to further ongoing efforts in the wake of the devastation left by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. International nonprofit disaster relief and humanitarian aid organizations Mercy Corps and AmeriCares will each receive US$50,000 from TPRF to further independent campaigns in...

2014-01-17 16:22:06

Unprecedented demands on nation's power supplies cause widespread outages TAYLOR, Mich., Jan. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Record-breaking frigid temperatures from this month's polar vortex triggered unprecedented demands on the nation's power supply, causing power outages everywhere from the Midwest to Alabama. With several more months of cold weather ahead, Atlas Oil's Emergency Fuel Solutions urges business leaders and facility managers to assess their emergency preparedness plans and...

2014-01-14 23:20:41

CabinetHardware.org has announced it is actively seeking organizations and individuals trying to rebuild in the aftermath of a crisis or natural disaster, to qualify for potential grant funding to help rebuild homes, businesses and communities. Through its charitable arm The FlowOver Project, CabinetHardware.org makes grant opportunities available to qualified disaster survivors and worthy organizations throughout the U.S. and worldwide. Bloomfield, Conn. (PRWEB) January 14, 2014...

2014-01-13 08:26:12

Medical and Wellness Pioneer Dr. Myron Wentz to Fund Meals for Malnourished Children LOS ANGELES, Jan. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Children's Hunger Fund has partnered with microbiologist and immunologist Dr. Myron Wentz to fund "Cargo of Hope," a new initiative to deliver life-sustaining nutrition to orphans and malnourished children around the globe. These food shipments will provide a minimum of 11 million meals for hungry children in villages and slum communities, as...

2014-01-12 23:00:41

Emergency situations can strike a home at any moment, and it’s important that residents have emergency escape plans in place, in case of the unexpected. SecuritySystemReviews.com has created a list of tips to help homeowners plan for these situations. Denver, Colorado (PRWEB) January 12, 2014 Unfortunately, emergencies can strike at any time, and the very nature of an emergency is that it’s unexpected. Rather than denying the likelihood of something like a break-in or a natural...

2014-01-07 16:25:58

CHICAGO, Jan. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Feeding America applauds the announcement by the USDA today that they intend to purchase $126.4 million worth of fruits and vegetables, including tart cherries, processed apples, cranberries, fresh tomatoes, wild blueberries, and raisins. Feeding America particularly welcomes this purchase as it is committed to providing an array of highly nutritious produce to the clients they serve, including more than 14 million children each...