Taco Bell is Testing Vegan Meat at Nearly 100 US Locations

Good News Notes: “For decades, Taco Bellhas led the fast-food market in plant-based offerings when most establishments offered few-to-zero vegan options. The international fast-food giant is continuing its reign by diversifying its plant-based portfolio. Taco Bell just announced that it will begin testing its new vegan meat at 95 locations around the Detroit area following a successful…

America’s Grow-a-Row donates 14 million pounds of produce to food insecure

Good News Notes: “America’s Grow-a-Row has reached the milestone of donating 14 million pounds — or, 56 million servings — of fresh fruits and vegetables to those experiencing food insecurity. America’s Grow-a-Row, headquartered in Pittstown, is a nonprofit organization that grows and gleans fresh fruits and vegetables that are donated to those facing hunger throughout…

A community comes together to expand an important DC urban garden

Good News Notes: “It only occupies a small open area near Allen Chapel AME Church in Southeast D.C., but a newly expanded urban garden is having a big impact on the community it serves. “We provide food for anybody who needs food; we don’t ask them any questions,” said Thelma Speight, Executive Director of the…

This 10-Year-Old Texas Boy Is On A Mission To Feed And Educate Others

Good News Notes: “A 10-year-old Texas boy is on a mission to spread kindness through his charitable endeavors, Yahoo! Life reports.  Orion Jean first began his mission last year when his elementary school Teacher suggested the then 9-year-old enter the National Kindness Speech Contest.  “I decided that I was just going to give it a shot and…

Nonprofit Organizations Offer Free Produce for Food-Insecure Families Across SoCal

Good News Notes: “Organizations are opening a world of produce for food-insecure families across Southern California. Nonprofits like Seeds of Hope and the Pico-Union Project are under an umbrella of groups with Food Forward at the top. Rick Nahmias is the founder of Food Forward, a nonprofit organization that brings fresh surplus fruits and vegetables to people experiencing food insecurity…

Increasing Farm Productivity in Zimbabwe

Good News Notes: “Kwite village, in the Matabeleland South province of Zimbabwe, is right in the middle of the country’s cattle belt. Most rural farmers in this area own a few head of cattle as well as grow crops. The cattle are like walking banks for small-scale cattle farmers, and losing one means losing a large portion…