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2010-02-09 08:36:00

GAITHERSBURG, Md., Feb. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Sodexo, Inc., world leader in Quality of Daily Life solutions, serving more than 2.8 million school meals daily to students in more than 470 school districts nationwide, announced today its participation in First Lady Michelle Obama's campaign to eliminate childhood obesity within a generation. Collectively, Sodexo and its industry partners serve over 750 million school meals annually. The agreement will affect 135,000 students in the 2010-2011...

2010-01-27 18:59:00

SPRINGFIELD, Mo., Jan. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Convoy of Hope launched a texting campaign today with the goal of raising $2 million that can provide 10 million meals for hungry children and families in Haiti. "In Haiti we have strong supply lines, strategic points of distribution, longstanding partnerships and a dedicated team that can get food, water and supplies where they are needed most," says Jim Batten, executive vice president of Convoy of Hope. "But we need help to reach our...

2010-01-20 07:00:00

BANNOCKBURN, Ill., Jan. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Barilla is helping families make 2010 the year they improve their time spent together around the table through a program called "Share Your Dinnertime Moments." An extension of the recently launched Barilla "Share the Table" campaign, the program encourages families to share dinnertime stories via photos, videos or blog posts that describe how they have made dinnertime more meaningful, enjoyable and delicious. All eligible submissions will be...

2010-01-12 09:17:00

BALTIMORE, Jan. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- To help increase awareness of the availability of after-school feeding programs, a pilot program will jumpstart the OrchKids, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's (BSO) music program, with 60 days of complimentary meals. Many after-school programs to enrich needy children remain unaware of the availability of federal funding to provide nutritious meals at no cost to the organizations. OrchKids is a year-round after-school program designed to create...

2010-01-04 15:48:00

IVANHOE, Minn., Jan. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Child Care & Nutrition, Inc. (CCNI) is pleased to announce a grant for daycare providers who apply for licensing for the first time in most areas of Minnesota. The grant, up to $160, will help pay for background checks, licensing fees and equipment required to run a licensed family child care home. Once licensed, a provider is eligible for other benefits, including participation in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). The...

2009-12-10 14:57:00

CHERRY HILL, N.J., Dec. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- WHAT: Subaru of America and The Meals on Wheels Association of America executives as well as Subaru employees will donate time to the JCC Stiffel Senior Center to pack food pantry bags for local senior citizens and help serve lunch as part of the second-annual Subaru Share the Love Event. The event runs from November 21, 2009 - January 4, 2010 with Subaru donating...

2009-11-27 11:01:00

ST. LOUIS, Nov. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Financial blog ChristianPF.com released an article listing 10 restaurants that allow kids to get a free meal if their parents purchase an entree. With the current economic conditions, families are looking for any break they can get, so if you have to eat out, why not eat at a restaurant that will feed your kids for free? Some of the restaurants run the "kids eat free" deal every day of the week and some only offer it on a particular day of the week. Each...

2009-11-25 15:53:00

LONG BEACH, Calif., Nov. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Thanksgiving meals will be delivered to approximately 1,000 homebound seniors in the greater Long Beach area thanks to Faith In Action/Volunteer Action for Aging, a program operated by Independence at Home (IAH), a division of SCAN Health Plan. For more than 17 years these organizations have gathered hundreds of volunteers to deliver warm Thanksgiving meals to seniors in need in Long Beach, Lakewood, Signal Hill, South Bay, South Los Angeles and...

2009-11-23 13:45:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- FeedingNYC, a privately-funded, not-for-profit organization, today announced that it has garnered support from prominent local businesses to assemble and deliver complete Thanksgiving meals to more than 2,250 families in need, encompassing more than 9,000 people, throughout New York City. Program founder LivePerson, Inc. (Nasdaq: LPSN) is joined this year by Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers, FlatRate Moving, Manhattan Mini Storage, PalTalk, Wilmer...

2009-11-20 11:57:00

Project Bread addresses increased food insecurity as many face problem of hunger BOSTON, Nov. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Project Bread, the state's leading anti-hunger organization, released numbers from its upcoming annual status report on hunger in the Commonwealth. The disquieting trends described in this report, caused by high unemployment, point to 554,000 people in the Commonwealth struggling with hunger. Food insecurity has found its way into middle class suburbs and has driven...