Utah Food Bank gets 40K-pound pork donation after BYU, USU football seasons

Good News Notes: “Football season has come and gone, but Utah State and BYU players were still throwing around the pigskin last week. Players from both teams unloaded nearly 40,000 pounds of pork product Friday donated to the Utah Food Bank by Smithfield Foods Inc. The world’s largest pork processing company, Smithfield Foods donated 25…

‘Soupman’ hands out supplies to homeless in Manchester

Good News Notes: “A Massachusetts man who lost his son to the opioid crisis is keeping his memory alive by giving back to others – including here in New Hampshire. For the last three years, Peter Kelleher has been bringing his nonprofit to shelters across the region. He arrived in Manchester on Saturday afternoon in…

Meijer aiming to reduce food waste with app rollout in all stores

 Good News Notes: “Grocery chain Meijer announced on Tuesday its plans to expand an initiative to reduce food waste in all of its stores by the end of 2020. The initiative allows shoppers to purchase food items nearing their sell-by date at discounted prices through an app called Flashfood.” View the whole story here: https://www.wthr.com/article/meijer-aiming-reduce-food-waste-app-rollout-all-stores

Souper Bowl of Caring returns to again tackle hunger in Central Texas

Good News Notes: “Oh, it’s on. The Souper Bowl of Caring is back benefiting local hunger-fighting groups including the Central Texas Food Bank. Kick-off activities were held Friday morning at Gorzycki Middle School in Southwest Austin. The goal of the drive is simple enough: raise enough money and food in the next month to provide…

Volunteers give back with annual Christmas meals

 Good News Notes: “Most people spend Christmas in the comfort of their own home, but volunteers for Community Meals spent their day giving back. Wednesday, dozens of volunteers gathered at Trinity Lutheran Church in Traverse City, to make sure hundreds of people in northern Michigan had a warm meal and some Christmas cheer.” “We get…

Over 1,000 holiday dinners donated to those in need

Good News Notes: “Four Winds Casino and the local Pokagon Band donated boxes of food to the community on Thursday, just in time for the holidays.” “Over 1,000 boxes of food including a ham, potatoes, stuffing, corn, cranberries, and an apple pie were packed up and donated by the Potowatami Indians and casino workers.” “The…

KCSD collects food, hygiene items for weekend backpack program

Good News Notes: “For many in the Keystone Central School District, it can hit close to home. When the school week ends on Friday afternoon, many students leave school hungry — and won’t eat again until they return on Monday morning.” “To help those students, KCSD along with the Lock Haven YMCA have teamed up…

Holiday Food Drive Combats Alachua County Students’ Food Insecurity

Good News Notes: “Alachua County students who experience food insecurity will receive the gift of a holiday meal this winter thanks to donations from the community and local schools.” “The Alachua County Public Schools District is collecting food items for the Holiday Food Drive until Dec. 12 and will accept money donations until Dec. 18,…

Madison College fights student food insecurity

Good News Notes: “Madison College is putting an educational twist on a campus food pantry to help students battling food insecurity.” “Students can grab up to ten pounds of food per week, but it’s about more than just free food. The goal of the pantry is to educate about nutrition and encourage students to eat…