How John Deere is Fighting Hunger in Nigeria

Good News Notes: “John Deere is being recognized for the success of its farming education program in Nigeria. Last year, Deere partnered with a non-profit and local farmers on the Rayuwa project, which aims to teach Nigerian farmers better agricultural techniques. Now, Fast Company business magazine has named Deere a winner of its 2021 award…

NY nonprofit combats food insecurity, focuses on families ineligible for unemployment

Good News Notes: “A nonprofit located in Queens, New York, is tackling the issue of food insecurity in the United States head-on.  Before the coronavirus pandemic hit, The Connected Chef focused on education, cooking and gardening classes. The organization’s priorities changed to combating food insecurity when COVID-19 began to spread across New York City, director and co-founder Kim Calichio explained. Calichio and her husband are both restaurant…

Dallas Cowboys help Tarrant Area Food Bank distribute meals

Good News Notes: “The Tarrant Area Food Bank had just one simple request: a huge, vacant parking lot. It was a task the Cotton Bowl and the Dallas Cowboys could easily provide. The Tarrant Area Food Bank held their “Meals for Moms Mega Mobile Market” on Tuesday, distributing food to almost 4,000 families that drove…

Tesla founder Elon Musk has spent $150 million on charity in 2021

Good News Notes: “Elon Musk is on a philanthropy spending spree. In the months immediately after briefly becoming the world’s richest person, Musk has been transforming his profile as a philanthropist, appearing seemingly every few weeks bearing gifts — in public. That represents a departure from Musk’s penchant for privacy and his relatively thin history as a…

$30 million campaign to end hunger in Central Ohio

Good News Notes: “The Mid-Ohio Food Collective (MOFC) is starting a campaign to fundraise, innovate its services, and ultimately end hunger across Central Ohio. The organization recently launched its ‘Rooted-In-You Campaign to Reimagine Hunger’ to achieve a $30 million fundraising goal for its 20-county service area. “If all we do is give you really good…

Syracuse University addresses food insecurity on campus

Good News Notes: “While it might be tucked away in a small room at Hendricks Chapel, the food pantry fills a great need at Syracuse University. “It’s a pantry for students by students,” said Syeisha Byrd, Office of Engagement Programs Director. It’s well stocked with non-perishable food as well as personal care items. “We try…