Mountaineer Food Bank receives $9 million donation

Good News Notes: “A major food bank in the state has received its single largest donation ever. Just before Christmas, the Mountaineer Food Bank received $9 million from philanthropist Mackenzie Scott. Officials with the food bank said they were informed just before the holiday that they made the cut out of thousands of organizations around…

Food and fund drive culminates in drop-off donation event

Good News Notes: “The New York School Nutrition Association is wrapping its ‘13,000 on the 13th’ food and fund drive with a drop-off event at its Halfmoon headquarters. The drive supports CAPTAIN Community Human Services’ Emergency Food and Hygiene Pantry, Karyl’s Kupboard. Karyl’s Kupboard offers a three-day emergency supply of food and hygiene products to…

Local nonprofit pivots in midst of pandemic to better serve community in need

Good News Notes: “A local nonprofit is pivoting their programming to keep up with the needs of the community they serve, as they continue to face tough times during the pandemic. Before March, the main focus of El Sol The Jupiter Neighborhood Resource Center was to operate a labor center. Workers registered with the Labor Center would show up…

St. Mary’s Food Bank makes food boxes for seniors during pandemic

Good News Notes: “‘We want to make sure that seniors are taken care of during this time,’ said Jerry Brown, spokesperson for the Phoenix-based nonprofit. ‘People have dietary restrictions… the cereals are different, we have more juices in there for folks that need it — so we try to gear the box more towards seniors.’…

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…

In Rural Nebraska, Combating Hunger From The Pandemic Is A Community Effort

Good News Notes: “Lexington, Neb., is just one of the many rural communities that has long dealt with food insecurity, but the global pandemic both intensified need in the town of 11,000 residents and presented new challenges in getting people food. The nationwide hunger rate among small towns was 12.7% in 2018 compared to 10.8% in urban…

Commonwealth Announces $10 Million to Support Pennsylvania Agriculture Producers, Charitable Food System

Good News Notes: “During a visit to Sauder’s Eggs the week, Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding announced a $10 million contract with Feeding Pennsylvania to acquire surplus agriculture products from Pennsylvania producers to be funneled through the charitable food system to put fresh, local foods into the hands of Pennsylvanians in need.” “‘If there’s anything worse…

Kroger Shares Impact of Zero Hunger Zero Waste Milestone

Good News Notes: “The Kroger Co announced that it surpassed its three-year goal to donate one billion meals by 2020 through its Zero Hunger | Zero Waste initiative, the company’s bold social impact plan aimed at creating communities free of hunger and waste. Of the one billion meals, more than 30 million meals were donated…