How John Deere is Fighting Hunger in Nigeria

Good News Notes: “John Deere is being recognized for the success of its farming education program in Nigeria. Last year, Deere partnered with a non-profit and local farmers on the Rayuwa project, which aims to teach Nigerian farmers better agricultural techniques. Now, Fast Company business magazine has named Deere a winner of its 2021 award…

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…

Viola Davis Wants to Help Food-Poor Kids

Good News Notes: “Childhood hunger hits close to home for Viola Davis. The Oscar winner, 55, who grew up in poverty, is working with No Kid Hungry to bring awareness to the hunger crisis during the coronavirus pandemic. ‘This was an issue before COVID,’ she tells PEOPLE in this week’s issue. ‘It’s just that stakes are much higher…

Immanuel Quickley playing in virtual NCAA Tournament for charity

Good News Notes: “Immanuel Quickley has never been shy about his love for video games, nor does he hide how skilled he is, participating in numerous tournaments and leagues since the college basketball season ended abruptly back in March. Now, the former Wildcat is participating in another tournament, this time for a good cause and to represent…

Eden deploys drone technology to help plant one tree at a time

Good News Notes: “Helping people to help the environment is the core mission at Eden Reforestation Projects, a non-profit that began its work in Ethiopia in 2004, according to the organisation’s director of forest monitoring and evaluation Ezra Neale. ‘A lot of trees are being cut down without any alternatives and local communities are turning…

NFL news: Colin Kaepernick contributes to coronavirus relief in communities

Good News Notes: “Colin Kaepernick hasn’t been given another chance in the NFL, but that isn’t stopping him from doing charitable work off of the gridiron. Amid the coronavirus pandemic, Kaepernick made a sizable donation to help the relief efforts in POC communities. In an attempt to help people of color that have been affected by…