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2011-04-07 17:56:00

SF Giants Inspire Community Support by Serving Monumental Meal SAN FRANCISCO, April 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As area nonprofits brace for continued budget cuts and a potential housing setback for veterans, St. Anthony Foundation prepares to serve its 37 millionth meal. Between 11 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 12, St. Anthony's will 'momentarily pause' the usual service to honor the significant moment with San Francisco Giants players, celebrating a 'giant' contribution...

2011-04-07 00:00:28

Upwards of 900 local volunteers will gather on May 7th to package meals for orphaned and destitute children through Children of the Nations (COTN), a local nonprofit organization. COTN will host the South Orange County 100k Meal Marathon on Saturday, May 7th at their Food Packaging Center. Rancho Santa Margarita, CA (Vocus/PRWEB) April 06, 2011 Upwards of 900 local volunteers will gather on May 7th to package meals for orphaned and destitute children through Children of the Nations (COTN),...

2011-04-05 07:00:00

BALTIMORE, April 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- RLTV and Meals On Wheels Association of America join forces to present a transformative half-hour series combining the excitement of a cook-off with the poignancy of real-life drama. Meals (working title) takes us inside an organization that provides a life-saving service for aging Americans in all fifty states. The show will feature celebrity guests who experience the fast-paced, inspiring, and fulfilling work of a Meals On Wheels volunteer:...

2011-03-31 08:30:00

NEW YORK, March 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- With its supply of emergency food depleted to dangerously low levels by record winter storms, Citymeals-on-Wheels announced today that the charity has received a generous $100,000 matching grant from The Starr Foundation and the Starr International Foundation to help re-stock the shelves of its emergency food warehouse. Through its home-delivered meal programs, Citymeals provides a critical lifeline to more than 16,000 frail, aging homebound New...

2011-03-30 00:00:28

Menuism.com, the Web's largest aggregator of restaurant menus, has pledged to donate $1 to the Greater Chicago Food Depository for each new Facebook fan earned before April 25th. This latest charitable giving campaign follows a successful campaign with the San Francisco Food Bank in which Menuism.com donated the equivalent of 15,000 meals. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) March 28, 2011 Menuism.com, the Web's largest aggregator of restaurant menus, announced the launch of its latest Feeding Hunger...

2011-03-29 20:10:26

Data indicates the computer has replaced the kitchen table as focal point of meals A new study by Rochester Institute of Technology is one of the first to analyze how new-media technology, including the Internet and smartphones, are changing college students' eating habits and their relationship to food. Findings indicate that individuals are more likely to have meals while sitting at the computer than at the kitchen table, and that they use social media as the main avenue to obtain recipe...

2011-03-28 21:35:56

A new study on hunger entitled "Map the Meal Gap" is the first study to identify the county-level distribution of over 50 million food-insecure Americans. "Until now, we could only compare the data by state," said Craig Gundersen, University of Illinois associate professor of agricultural and consumer economics and executive director of the National Soybean Research Laboratory who led the data analysis on the project. "Having this data by county has the potential to redefine the way service...

2011-03-24 13:00:00

Every County in the U.S. Struggles with Food Insecurity CHICAGO, March 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Feeding America, the nation's largest domestic hunger-relief organization, today released a landmark study, "Map the Meal Gap," providing insight for the first time about the number of meals missing from the tables of American families struggling with hunger each year - an estimated 8.4 billion nationwide. The findings of "Map the Meal Gap" are based on statistics collected by the...

2011-03-16 08:00:00

OMAHA, Neb., March 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ConAgra Foods® (NYSE: CAG) and Feeding America®, the nation's leading domestic hunger-relief organization, will premiere "Child Hunger Ends Here: A Special Report" on select NBC stations across the nation on March 19. The 30-minute special, hosted by Al Roker with Natalie Morales, gives viewers a better understanding about the negative effects of hunger on children and how they can help end child hunger. To...

2011-03-11 14:21:00

WASHINGTON, March 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- March is National Nutrition Month and BenefitsCheckUp® encourages all Americans to take this time to make informed food choices, develop sound eating habits and recognize that hunger remains a serious issue for many older adults. (Logo: https://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100706/DC30985LOGO) According to research sponsored by the Meals on Wheels Association of America, approximately six million seniors have faced...


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