New campaign will help combat food insecurity on campus

Good News Notes: “Roadrunners have an easy new way to combat food insecurity on campus: the Swipe Out Hunger campaign. Developed in partnership with Campus Services, UTSA Dining and the Roadrunner Pantry, the campaign allows meal plan holders to donate unused meals to help students in need. In the university’s first ever Swipe Out Hunger…

‘Be Kind’: Young Kentucky Sisters Inspire With Kindness Campaign

Good News Notes: “Even though it’s been a difficult year with the coronavirus pandemic, a politically-divided country and social unrest, there is a bright spot in one Kentucky town. Two young girls are encouraging people to come together — using two words ‘Be kind.’ Twelve-year-old Raegan and 9-year-old Rylyn Richins are sisters. They’ve been making…

Oktoberfest gives back to the community

Good News Notes: “Although there wasn’t an Oktoberfest in La Crosse this year, the festival was still able to make their presence felt in the community. La Crosse Festivals, better known as Oktoberfest USA, announced they’ve made donations totalling $20,425 to a number of local organizations. The groups would receive funds for their volunteer work…

Drew Barrymore donates $5k to Tampa boy’s recycling initiative

Good News Notes: “The efforts of an 11-year-old from Tampa Bay to recycle books and repurpose stuffed animals impressed 8 On Your Side viewers when we featured Zach Hartman in a ‘Something Good’ story in September. And now, Zach’s caught the eye of Hollywood! Actress and new TV show host Drew Barrymore was impressed with…

Atmos Energy donates $160k across Miss. to help childhood hunger

Good News Notes:  “Seventeen Mississippi organizations received donations from Atmos Energy as part of their Hunger Action Month. The company donated $2 million to help feed school children, with $161,000 of that going to Mississippi organizations. ‘Hunger affects children in every community we serve. Our kids are starting school on an empty stomach, which impacts…

Holiday Train to offer virtual concerts, donate to food banks in 2020

Good News Notes: “There will be no middle-of-the-night watch parties for the Holiday Train across northern Indiana this season. Canadian Pacific announced that it will donate to food banks in communities along the network and host a virtual concert in place of the regular Holiday Train program. The company hopes that the 2020 program will…

Human Shield Dad Gets Over $200k in Donations, Offer for Free Therapy

Good News Notes: “The father who shielded his kids in a shootout might be out of a job, but he’s not out of money or help — he’s up hundreds of thousands in donations, plus a lifeline for his children. A GoFundMe for Anthony Jefferson was started shortly after news spread about his heroic deed last week…

America’s Egg Farmers Make Historic Donation to Feed American Families in Need

Good News Notes: “Marking a historic moment, America’s egg farmers across the nation are donating more than 46 million eggs in 2020, the largest amount ever recorded, as food banks experience unparalleled demand due to COVID-19.  U.S. egg farmers have long supported families in need through egg and egg product donations, but these donations are…

Local 10 year-old giving back to kids in need

Good News Notes: “Julianna Avery is just 10 years old and came up with the idea to give back to kids her age. It’s something she has been wanting to do for a long time.  ‘She has always had a heart to help people and so she decided she wanted to start raising money for…