Hunger/Homelessness

Fund for New York City Hunger Relief Receives $1 Million Grant from the Starr International Foundation to Provide Food and Assistance in NYC Area
June 8, 2009

NEW YORK, June 8, 2009 — The Fund for New York City Hunger Relief today announced that it will receive a $1 million grant from the Starr International Foundation, in response to a significant increase in the number of people seeking help feeding their families at food pantries and soup kitchens throughout the city. The need for emergency food has increased 30% nationally in the past year, according to Feeding America, the nation's largest domestic hunger relief organization.

Barbara N. Grodd Joins Island Harvest as VP of Development
May 18, 2009

MINEOLA, NY, May 18, 2009 — Barbara N. Grodd, a resident of Port Jefferson, has joined Island Harvest, Long Island’s largest hunger relief organization as vice president of development, according to an announcement by Randi Shubin Dresner, president and CEO.

Kellogg Boosts Cereal Donation as Food Bank Demand Jumps 30%
April 24, 2009

April 23, 2009, Bloomberg — Kellogg Co., the world’s largest cereal maker, will donate $10 million worth of Rice Krispies, Frosted Mini-Wheats and other products to U.S. food banks to help meet a 30 percent jump in demand.

Food Banks See Increase in Need
April 16, 2009

April 16, 2009, Connection — A few months ago, Michael had never had to rely on food donations. But the Burke resident, who did not want his last name used for privacy reasons, has been unemployed since July.

Grain Foods Foundation and Ted Allen Launch the Bread Art Project to Benefit Feeding America
April 7, 2009

RIDGWAY, CO, April 7, 2009 — One in eight Americans is struggling with hunger and more than 36 million are at risk of hunger. Given the troubled economy, consumers across the country are facing the difficulty of providing for their families, and many have turned to relief agencies to put meals on the table. The non-profit Grain Foods Foundation and Food Network host Ted Allen have teamed up with Feeding America, the nation's leading domestic hunger-relief organization, to provide up to one million pounds of food for those in need.

Nationwide Foundation Gives Feeding America $300,000
April 1, 2009

CHICAGO, April 1, 2009 — Feeding America today announced that they have received an inaugural grant of $300,000 from the Nationwide Foundation. The funds will be shared by the national office of Feeding America and 15 member food banks in communities where Nationwide Insurance associates live and work.

Gates Foundation Joins Others in Goal to Cut Homelessness
March 20, 2009

A partnership of governments, businesses and nonprofits is pledging today to redouble its efforts to help the growing number of homeless families in Washington state. The pledge includes up to $60 million over 10 years by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.