Hunger/Homelessness

The Home Depot Foundation Pledges $30 Million to Veterans Housing Issues
April 14, 2011

The Home Depot Foundation announced a pledge of $30 million over three years to address veterans’ housing issues. The Foundation’s financial commitment will be amplified by associates from The Home Depot, who will volunteer their time and home improvement know-how skills to projects across the country.

The initiative will kick off immediately by providing a total of $3.1 million to Fisher House Foundation, The Mission Continues and Volunteers of America to repair and rehabilitate facilities and homes serving veterans of all ages.

Feeding America Honors The Lincy Foundation as 2011 Donor of the Year
April 12, 2011

Feeding America, the nation's leading hunger-relief organization, will present The Lincy Foundation with the "Donor of the Year" Award at the national meeting of the Feeding America network in Las Vegas on Wednesday, April 13.

Since 2007, The Lincy Foundation has granted nearly $60 million to the Feeding America network. Serving the entire United States, more than 200 Feeding America-member food banks support 61,000 local agencies that address hunger in all of its forms.

$7.9M from UGA to benefit the homeless
March 31, 2011

As the University of Georgia converts the Navy Supply Corps School into a medical campus, a campus of a different sort will be springing up on North Avenue. As part of the deal to turn the former military base over to UGA, the university is paying a coalition of nonprofits $7.9 million to build housing and centralize services for the homeless.

Homeless advocates refer to it as a "one-stop shop," including medical and dental care, mental health and substance abuse counseling, job training and a place to sleep, shower and do laundry.

Food Banks? Sandra Lee Enthuses. Budget? No Comment.
March 30, 2011

Sandra Lee, the Food Network personality and best-selling author, was surrounded by butter-cream-frosted cupcakes and mini-pecan pies, poised to kick off what she had billed as “the world’s largest bake sale” to raise $50,000 for the Food Bank for New York City. Ms. Lee, an advocate for ending childhood hunger, attracted 30 New York restaurants and food shops to Vanderbilt Hall in Grand Central Terminal on Tuesday morning.

From a Food Giant, a Broad Effort to Feed Hungry Children
March 22, 2011

ConAgra Foods, whose social cause is ending child hunger, is taking a new approach to raise the issue’s visibility. The company is starting its largest campaign ever, including a television special, to spur more grassroots involvement to make sure no child goes hungry.

ConAgra financed a 30-minute program to tell the stories of American families who, each day, face the question of whether they will have enough to eat. One 8-year-old boy says, “I eat less so my sisters can have another meal.”

CARE, in Return to Roots, Will Offer Virtual Packages
March 8, 2011

"CARE" packages spawned a nonprofit group, the Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere, now known as CARE.

The organization later dispensed with the packages, instead focusing on large development projects and disaster relief operations, and the term “care package” entered the vernacular.

CARE is staking a claim to it again, this time with a 21st-century twist. On Wednesday, the charity is officially offering the packages via a Web site, CAREPackage.org.

Nonprofit to receive nearly $100,000 to study, fight hunger in capital area
February 24, 2011

A Sacramento nonprofit will receive close to $100,000 to fight hunger, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Wednesday.

Community Services Planning Council will receive $99,396 to survey low-income residents to determine the causes, consequences and extent of hunger in Sacramento County – and then develop a plan to try to eliminate hunger in the county.

The USDA is investing $4.98 million in grants to 14 communities in eight states to end hunger and improve the nutrition of low-income Americans.