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2011-01-31 12:01:00

GAITHERSBURG, Md., Jan. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Sodexo Foundation, the anti-hunger charitable arm of Sodexo, Inc., announced today a commitment to provide $20 million in grants and in-kind donations to support and create new, innovative approaches and solutions to ensure the 17 million children in the United States facing hunger grow up with dependable access to nutritious food to lead healthy, productive lives. Building on more than 10 years in the fight against hunger, the Sodexo...

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2011-01-28 12:48:46

Dutch researchers say that offering downsized meal portions in addition to normal ones at cafeterias may help some people cut their calorie intake. The researchers said that smaller portions could work in other settings also, and it might help curb obesity.  However, they said it is too soon to know if people compensate by eating more during the rest of the day. The report is the first to look at how people's eating behaviors change if smaller meals are made easily available....

2011-01-28 11:06:00

PLEASANTON, Calif., Jan. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Global transportation and logistics services firm D.W. Morgan expects to donate 50,000 meals to starving kids around the world through its second annual campaign to fight hunger, Morgan Delivers for Starving Kids. In February, Morgan will donate six meals for each shipment it delivers through its supply chain. Morgan's goal is to provide 50,000 meals to starving children via nonprofit partner Feed My Starving Children, a 501(c)(3)...

2011-01-20 06:30:00

Project Bread's Healthy School Food Initiative Paves the Way for the New USDA Guidelines for School Meals BOSTON, Jan. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack presented updated guidelines for school meals as part of the "Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010," the Board and staff members at Project Bread gave him a standing ovation. The proposed changes, which include more fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, are especially important for the state's...

2010-12-25 00:00:04

For the same amount people pay other care giving organizations, seniors receive so much more from Gourmet Golden Kare. Included in the price is not only the professionalism of their "karegivers", but they also provide gourmet meals including breakfast, lunch, and dinner which are pre-made daily for freshness, and will cater to any dietary needs possible with their amazing dishes. Also, included is an activities fund which allows their customers the freedom to doing things like playing golf,...

2010-12-17 12:04:00

DETROIT, Dec. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The Detroit Area Agency on Aging (DAAA) today announced it has received a $25,000 grant from the DTE Energy Foundation for its Holiday Meals on Wheels program. The grant will help the agency provide nearly 6,000 homebound senior citizens with hot, nutritious meals on Christmas Day. In addition to the grant, more than 700 DTE Energy employees, retirees and family members will help pack and deliver these meals to seniors on Christmas morning. "DAAA's...

2010-12-13 12:01:00

NORTHFIELD, Ill., Dec. 13, 2010 /PRNewswire/ --Throughout the football season, Kraft Foods (NYSE: KFT) has been encouraging Americans to join the Huddle to Fight Hunger, the largest branded hunger relief initiative in company history. The campaign was designed to achieve an important goal: give 20 million meals or more to Feeding America, the nation's leading hunger relief organization. Today Kraft Foods is excited to announce it has achieved a major milestone: the initiative has...

2010-12-02 16:06:00

Legislation will expand programs and access to nutritious food for millions of children CHICAGO Dec. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Greater Chicago Food Depository applauded Congress' passage of the Child Nutrition Reauthorization today. The bill will reauthorize child nutrition programs for five years and includes an additional $4.5 billion in funding for school meal programs over 10 years. For Chicago, the bill will help to improve the quality of school meals while helping...

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2010-11-24 05:35:00

School lunch programs could help reverse the negative effects of food scarcity on the academic performance of teens, according to a new study published Monday. The researchers said the government food-assistance programs could help break the cycle of poverty in which poor children go hungry, receive poor grades, don't advance to college and fail to escape their socioeconomic status, which results in their children repeating the cycle. "Food insecurity is more problematic in the long term if...

2010-11-21 08:00:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 21, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Think it's tough remembering who wants dark meat and who wants light at your family's Thanksgiving? Try delivering up to 2,500 hot turkey dinners to senior citizens spread throughout nine neighborhoods of Brooklyn and Queens and simultaneously serving a traditional sit-down Thanksgiving meal to as many as 1,000 other people. It's a challenge that the Ridgewood Bushwick Senior Citizens Center has been meeting successfully for 38 years, in what may...


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