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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...

2009-11-20 07:30:00

SPOKANE, Wash., Nov. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- As the economy challenges more households who are struggling to put food on the table, Hirai Farms, Annie's Fun, Sodexo, Gonzaga University and McCain Foods teamed up on November 16th to help Second Harvest provide food for holiday meals. At a special event on Monday, November 16th at the McCarthey Athletic Center parking lot at Gonzaga University, Sodexo, Hirai Farms, Annie's Fun, Gonzaga and McCain Foods partnered to make a substantial donation to...

2009-11-19 09:00:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- A veritable who's who from the worlds of business, media, entertainment, government, publishing and the arts will gather at Cipriani 42nd Street on Friday, November 20th to honor Joan H. Tisch, Vice Chair, Citymeals-on-Wheels and Joan Weill, Citymeals' President Emeritus, at the Citymeals-on-Wheels 23rd annual "Power Lunch for Women." This by-invitation-only benefit, emceed by Paula Zahn, will raise enough money to provide 150,000 meals for New York's...

2009-11-18 12:05:00

Preliminary report from the Harvard School of Public Health reveals students prefer healthy school meals BOSTON, Nov. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Think your kids won't eat healthy foods? Think again. A preliminary report of the Chefs in Schools Initiative by the Harvard School of Public Health, funded by Project Bread, proves that kids not only like healthy school meals, but actually eat more of the healthy foods than they would if they were eating a traditional school meal. The study...

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2009-11-17 06:12:08

Government officials announced on Monday that one out of every seven Americans had trouble finding enough to eat in 2008, hitting the highest number in 14 years of a federal survey on "food insecurity." According to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, even with government programs such as food stamps, anti-hunger groups revealed the significant jump to over 49 million from 36.2 million the year before, when people found it difficult to get enough food and one-third of them even went hungry...


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  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
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