New FEED Act to Address Food Insecurity With Help From Restaurants

Good News Notes: “A bipartisan group of lawmakers is working to increase federal aid for emergency food distribution in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The FEMA Empowering Essential Deliveries (FEED) Act will allow local and state governments to partner with restaurants on initiatives that feed people in need. It also calls on the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to cover 100…

Big Brothers Big Sisters offers virtual program to expand reach

Good News Notes: “After being forced to go virtual as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, leaders at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Franklin County realized they could finally offer a program for local public high school students – a program they’d previously lacked the resources for. The new, virtual program will be similar to…

QuickChek Hosts Coin Drive for Local Food Banks

Good News Notes: “Whitehouse, Station, N.J.-based QuickChek stores are hosting a Coin Drive through Aug. 7 to support local community food banks in their efforts to assist those who have been greatly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Coin Drive donations will help supply meals to those in need as well as support various food bank summer…

New Jersey teens create landscaping business to raise money for charity

Good News Notes:  “14-year-old Matthew Sullivan had three goals in mind during the COVID-19 pandemic: stay busy, make money, and help others. In his effort to put his skills to use, Sullivan started his own lawn care business, Leaf-it to-Us, with the help of his friends Christian VanderGroef, CJ Piccola, and Eric Ottaiano. “You turn on…

Papa John’s Pizza raises more than $15,000 for San Antonio Food Bank

Good News Notes: “Papa John’s Pizza presented the San Antonio Food Bank on Wednesday with a check for $15,603 as a part of the company’s “Feed your family, feed your community” program. The pizza company announced that when customers use a promo code while ordering, customers can give $3 back to the food bank.” View…

FlexPro Meals Partners With Celebrity Mario Lopez In Support Of The Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s Effort To Keep Children From Going Hungry

Good News Notes: “FlexPro Meals, the top meal delivery company in the nation delivering great tasting healthy meals, today announced they have partnered with Mario Lopez, an American actor and entertainment journalist, to raise awareness and give back to The Boys & Girls Clubs of America by supporting their efforts to feed children in need.  Mario’s…

Santa Barbara teen honored by local nonprofit

Good News Notes: “The Keiki Paddle, a Santa Barbara nonprofit organization, honored Chris Sellers, a teen diagnosed with Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma.” “On December 9th Chris was diagnosed with Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma and on December 11th Chris had a port put in his chest, two bone marrow tests, a spinal tap and immediately began…

Proceeds for Poverty shifts from three-day yard sale to online shopping

Good News Notes: “Like almost everything else in 2020, a large, popular Botetourt County yard-sale fundraiser looks a lot different this year. This year, Proceeds for Poverty isn’t happening at Rainbow Forest Baptist Church off Route 460, instead, you can now shop the annual sale right from your phone.” View the whole story here: https://www.wsls.com/news/local/2020/07/06/proceeds-for-poverty-shifts-from-three-day-yard-sale-to-online-shopping/

Osaka sisters partner with UNICEF to create charity face mask

Good News Notes: On the tennis court, Naomi Osaka and her sister Mari Osaka work hard for the results they seek.  Off the court they are working just as hard.  Hoping to help the world deal with the threat of the COVID-19 pandemic, they have developed a great idea.   They were inspired by what they…