Engineering A Better Food Bank

Engineering A Better Food Bank

Matt Shipman, NC State (via NSF) Key nodes in a vast national food distribution system, food banks manage complex logistics that help connect families to farms For the past few years, a team of engineers has spent long hours poring over data...

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2014-07-24 16:29:02

SEATTLE, July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Food banks in Washington and Oregon received 91,675 lbs. pounds of donated food (including $16,250 cash donations equivalent to 65,000 lbs.*) from the 2nd Annual NW Farmers Fighting Hunger Cash/Food Drive during June dairy month. This year the two states generated a total of 91,675 pounds of food (food+cash equivalent), compared to last year's combined total of 58,052 lbs. of food (food+cash equivalent) - an increase of 33,623 lbs. The...

2014-05-13 08:35:43

Nationwide Insurance Foundation provides additional $1.4 million in grants to Feeding America and network food banks in support of the communities they serve CHICAGO, May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Feeding America, the nation's leading domestic hunger-relief organization, announced today that the Nationwide Insurance Foundation will donate $1.43 million to continue its support of solving hunger in America. As a part of this gift, the Nationwide Insurance Foundation will...

2014-04-08 16:23:50

Recognition for efforts in raising awareness and engagement to fight hunger CHICAGO, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Second Harvest Heartland was named the 2014 Member of the Year at the Feeding America National Executive Directors' Forum that took place last week in St. Louis. The award is given to the year's most outstanding food bank of the more than 200 food banks across the nation in the Feeding America network. Judges selected the St. Paul food bank because of its exceptional...

2014-01-22 12:20:39

Auto industry shows support for local community in connection with 2014 NADA Convention and Expo NEW ORLEANS, Jan. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Automobile Dealers Charitable Foundation and Ally Financial announced today they have provided a grant of $50,000 to the Second Harvest Food Bank in New Orleans. The donation is part of week-long activities leading up to the 2014 NADA Convention & Expo in New Orleans, which runs Jan. 24-27. Each organization...

2013-11-06 23:22:33

The local Orlando personal training center, Fit Body Boot Camp, launches a Thanksgiving Food Drive in order to support Orange County's Food Bank, Second Harvest. Orlando, FL (PRWEB) November 06, 2013 Inspired by the upcoming holiday season, the popular Orlando personal training center known as Fit Body Boot Camp announces the launch of their Thanksgiving Boot Camp Food Drive. Every Saturday during the month of November (excluding November 2nd), Orlando Fit Body Boot Camp will host a...

Word of the Day
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
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