Philanthropy

Feeding America Launches Food Donation Platform

For Earth Day 2017, Feeding America is announcing the launch of MealConnect, an innovative technology platform that makes food donation as simple as a click. The new and free platform was developed to help reduce food waste, benefit the environment and put more food on the tables of families and individuals facing hunger in America.

The Cowfish to Raise Funds for Novant Health Hemby Children’s Hospital

At 7 feet tall and 240 pounds, Cody Zeller has an appetite. Not just for good food—but for helping the community he calls home. So, he jumped (pardon the pun) at the chance to create a burger that would help children and their families who receive care at Novant Health Hemby Children’s Hospital.

Kraft Heinz Fights Global Hunger with 20K Meals a Day

In support of its Vision “To Be the Best Food Company, Growing a Better World,” The Kraft Heinz Company announced a new program inviting shoppers to join the fight to end global hunger by supporting their favorite brands.

Smithfield Foodservice Races in the Fight Against Child Hunger

Smithfield Foodservice announced its participation in the Chefs Cycle bike ride as a part of the No Kid Hungry campaign. Three Smithfield sales team members will participate in the event, a 300-mile fundraising bike ride through Santa Rosa, California, on May 16—18.

Women of the Vine & Spirits Announces Foundation & Scholarship Fund

Women of the Vine & Spirits, the world’s leading organization dedicating to the support and advancement of women in the alcohol beverage industry, officially launched the Women of the Vine & Spirits Foundation and is now accepting scholarship applications to be awarded this summer.

EDWINS Leadership & Restaurant Institute Names Interim CEO

The board of directors of EDWINS Leadership & Restaurant Institute has hired seasoned business and non-profit executive, Tom Nobbe, as interim CEO for EDWINS. Nobbe will serve in the position formerly held by EDWINS founder, Brandon Chrostowski, since 2013.

Tyson Foods Donates Over 30,000 Pounds of Chicken to Las Vegas Food Bank

Tyson Foods, Inc. donated 31,000 pounds of protein to Three Square Food Bank in Las Vegas today to help eliminate hunger in southern Nevada.Three Square, a member of the Feeding America network which serves Clark, Esmeralda, Lincoln and Nye counties, will distribute the donated food through its service network of agency partners including nonprofit and faith-based organizations providing daily meals and food pantry services to food insecure Nevadans.

Kraft Heinz Announces Commitment to Help End Global Hunger

The Kraft Heinz Company announced its expanded commitment to corporate social responsibility (CSR) through sustainability targets that protect the planet and benefit people and society at large.The new CSR goals support the Company’s vision “To Be the Best Food Company, Growing a Better World” and initially focus on three areas in which Kraft Heinz believes it can make the greatest impact: global hunger and malnutrition, supply chain sustainability and the environment.

Chicago's GreenRiver to Host Dinner to Raise Awareness for Mental Health

On April 2, seven of Chicago’s most well-respected chefs and mixologists will come together at GreenRiver (259 E. Erie St., 18th floor) to raise money and awareness for mental health. The benefit dinner, entitled Food Gives Me Hope, consists of a one-night-only six-course menu complete with beverage pairings.