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2011-07-08 13:32:00

SAINT PAUL, Minn., July 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Today, Hunger Solutions Minnesota releases a quarterly report that measures the state of hunger in Minnesota. The most sobering statistic amoung the many hunger measurements is the fact that Minnesota witnessed a historicial increase in Food Support/Food Stamp enrollment. According to the State of Minnesota Department of Human Services and the USDA, Minnesota currently has over 515,000 individuals enrolled in the Food Support...

2011-07-07 07:11:00

Ys across the nation to provide 7 million meals to children this summer, as part of funding provided by Walmart's Summer Giving Campaign CHICAGO, July 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When the school year ends, so do free meals for the millions of children in low-income households who depend on them most. This summer, the Y is partnering with Walmart in an effort to feed more children through the Summer Food Service Program - the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)'s program to provide...

2011-06-15 05:00:00

EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio, June 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The McGregor Foundation, in its semi-annual grantmaking cycle, has awarded $388,095 to 17 local service-providers aiding Northeast Ohio's most vulnerable seniors. Among the grantees is the City of Cleveland Department of Aging, which received $45,000 from the McGregor Foundation and $45,000 from the Cleveland Foundation for the second consecutive year to provide financial counseling to 500 low-income seniors. The Cleveland Economic...

2011-06-09 14:00:00

GAITHERSBURG, Md., June 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A stunning fifty-five percent of Camden N.J. residents live in poverty, with many at risk of hunger. Angel L. Gonzalez wants to change that. He devotes approximately 15 hours each week to preparing and serving food to homeless men and woman in his community. It's a commitment that has earned him recognition by the Sodexo Foundation as a 2011 Hero of Everyday Life. Gonzalez will be honored by the anti-hunger charitable arm of Sodexo, Inc., at...

2011-06-09 13:00:00

GAITHERSBURG, Md., June 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Fourth Grade twins who started an organization to celebrate families moving out of homeless shelters; and a twelfth grader who started knocking on her neighbor's doors to collect food for the hungry in her community are two of the five national Stephen J. Brady STOP Hunger Scholarship recipients recognized by the Sodexo Foundation at its annual fundraising dinner in Washington, D.C. on June 9. The Foundation, the anti-hunger charitable arm...

2011-06-07 08:32:00

Partnership with Federation of Virginia Food Banks Aims to Immediately Connect Children to Free Summer Meals and End Childhood Hunger in Virginia by 2015 ARLINGTON, Va., June 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Academy Award Winner and No Kid Hungry® National Campaign Spokesperson Jeff Bridges, Gov. Bob McDonnell (R-VA), and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack are joining Share Our Strength®, the Federation of Virginia Food Banks...

2011-06-04 00:00:30

ViSalus Distributors answer the call to help those impacted by the devastating storms, along with contributions from The Blair Foundation and Goergen Foundation. Joplin, MO (PRWEB) June 03, 2011 ViSalus is a company founded on the value of contribution, and powered by a Community committed to giving back whenever possible. While fortunate to have such passion for helping those in need, it is with heavy hearts that the ViSalus Community responds to the recent storms that have left the...

2011-06-02 08:45:00

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., June 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- This summer, country singer-songwriter Josh Kelley is lending his voice to support the ConAgra Foods Foundation's Hunger-Free Summer program with Feeding America. Kelley is hitting the road visiting food banks across the country to raise awareness of childhood hunger in the United States, and volunteering at food banks that earned a Hunger-Free Summer grants for their innovative, community-based programs. The reality is that millions of...

2011-05-24 00:00:30

Three Tarrant County organizations "“ Neighbor Helping Neighbor, Meals On Wheels and Senior Citizen Services of Greater Tarrant County "“ will receive nearly $50,000 in donations from the Home Instead Senior Care® Fort Worth, Texas, office. The money will be used to help subsidize senior care services during a time when many older adults are struggling financially as a result of the recent recession. Fort Worth, TX (PRWEB) May 23, 2011 Three Tarrant County organizations...

2011-05-18 00:01:30

ViSalus to increase donation total by matching meals raised by ViSalus Distributors through company's Body by Viâ“ž¢ Community Challenge. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) May 17, 2011 ViSalus Sciences is coming to the aid of those affected by recent tornadoes and storms in Alabama with a donation of healthy protein shake meals for western Alabama families. The company's Vi-Shape Nutritional Shake Mix provides healthy essential nutrients and mixes easily in water, milk,...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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