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…

Ingredient upcycling – finding the value in unused food

Good News Notes:  “The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations’ (FAO) assessment of global food losses and waste estimated that each year, one-third of all food produced in the world for human consumption never reached the consumer’s table. This not only means a missed opportunity for the economy and food security, but also a waste of…

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…

Local seniors fill backpacks for children facing food insecurity

Good News Notes: “Some older residents in Louisville helped the city’s younger ones Friday. Seniors from the Dominion Senior Living of Louisville celebrated World Senior Citizen’s Day, which is Aug. 21, by packing about 100 backpacks with cereal, meals, masks and more. It marked a year-long partnership between Dominion Senior Living and Blessings in a…

Utah tech company may hold the key to solving the world’s food problems and cutting water use while also fighting climate change

Good News Notes: “Before Utah’s searing, mega-drought summer, came the winter storm of 2021. In February tornadoes and ice storms swept across the nation causing massive damage. Hardest hit was Texas, where millions lost power, over 200 people died and economic damage exceeded $195 billion. Agriculture saw devastated crops and livestock killed in massive numbers….

Price Rite kicks off pilot of Flashfood food waste reduction app

Good News Notes: “Wakefern Food Corp.’s Price Rite Marketplace has begun testing the Flashfood food waste reduction app in western New York. The free app from Toronto-based Flashfood gives shoppers access to exclusive deals on products — including meat, produce, seafood, dairy, deli and bakery — that are nearing their best-by date. In turn, the significantly reduced…

Community Fridges Are Popping Up Worldwide As A Solution To Food Insecurity And Waste

Good News Notes: “Community fridges are where residents come together to share food supplies. They have become a meaningful and crucial resource worldwide during the ongoing coronavirus crisis. It’s based on the premise that community should be a means of survival during times of scarcity – particularly when the institutions we depend on fail to provide sufficient…

Lundqvist, Garden of Dreams pledge $100,000 to fight food insecurity

Good News Notes: “Henrik Lundqvist is pitching in to help New Yorkers dealing with food insecurity. The former New York Rangers goalie, who is a free agent, is teaming up with the Garden of Dreams Foundation to donate $100,000 to organizations that provide food to those in need. Lundqvist announced the donation in a video…