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Call to the Youth of America: Palms for Life Fund Launches Film Competition to Document Hunger in the United States

A new national short film contest, Faces of Hunger in America, will award prizes to young filmmakers, 25 years of age and under, who document in their own communities the increasingly widespread problem of hunger in America. The top three winners will receive cash prizes of $5,000, $3,500 and $1,...

Seasonal hunger devastating and under-recognized

Most of the world's acute hunger and undernutrition occurs not in conflicts and natural disasters but in the annual "hunger season," according to an article published this week in open access journal PLoS Medicine . The hunger season is the time of year when the previous year's harvest stocks hav...

More Than 5,000 Expected for Greater Chicago Food Depository's 24th Annual Hunger Walk on Saturday, June 20, at Montrose Harbor

Fundraiser arrives at critical time for pantries, soup kitchens, shelters CHICAGO, June 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being issued by the Greater Chicago Food Depository: (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090619/DC34956 ) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com...

JEWEL-OSCO(R) Hunger Relief Grant Program Helping to Fund Area Food Pantries & Soup Kitchens

Grant Application Deadline: August 14, 2009 ITASCA, Ill., June 10 /PRNewswire/ -- JEWEL-OSCO, a leading Midwest food and drug retailer, announced today that the company will begin accepting applications for its "Hunger Relief Grant Program," designed to fund the operational needs of food pan...

Minnesota Vikings, Hunger Solutions Minnesota and Second Harvest Heartland to Help Secure 200,000 Meals for Hungry Minnesota Children This Summer

Vikings Children's Fund Summer Lunch Program aims to increase participation in the USDA's Summer Food Service Program MINNEAPOLIS, May 27 /PRNewswire/ --The Minnesota Vikings, Hunger Solutions Minnesota and Second Harvest Heartland today announced the official launch of the Vikings Children...

White Castle Contributes $25,000 to Share Our Strength(R) to Help End Childhood Hunger in America

CHICAGO, May 15 /PRNewswire/ -- As a result of tough economic times, childhood hunger is on the rise. White Castle is making a $25,000 contribution to Share Our Strength(R), the leading national organization dedicated to ending childhood hunger in America. According to Share Our Strength estimat...

One in Six Young Children Live at Risk of Hunger in 26 U.S. States According to New Feeding America Report

More Than 3.5 Million Children Under the Age of Five Are Food Insecure CHICAGO, May 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- One in six young children live on the brink of hunger in 26 states in the U.S., according to a new report issued today by Feeding America. The rate of food insecurity in young chil...

Second Harvest Heartland Honors Hunger Hero David Nasby

Inaugural Director's Award presented at 2009 Dish benefit SAINT PAUL, Minn., May 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Second Harvest Heartland, the Upper Midwest's largest hunger-relief organization, has honored David Nasby, former vice president of the General Mills Foundation and founder of the nation's first...

Nu Skin Child Hunger Relief Effort Surpasses 150 Million Meals

Nourish the Children(R) Promotes Sustained Food Donations PROVO, Utah, April 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Nu Skin Enterprises (NYSE: NUS ) today announced more than 150 million meals have been donated to malnourished and hungry children around the world through its innovative social enterpr...

Ecolab to Support Second Harvest Heartland Hunger Relief Efforts

Donation will help the organization begin to overcome the 125-million meal shortfall in Minnesota SAINT PAUL, Minn., March 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Second Harvest Heartland, the Upper Midwest's leading voice on hunger relief, today announced that it is one of three Minnesota hunger-relief organizati...

Feeding America, Martin Luther King III, David Arquette, Josh Groban and Herbie Hancock Join Forces to Combat Hunger in America on Presidential Inaugural Committee National Day of Service

A National Rally Against Hunger to Be Held on Martin Luther King Day in Washington , DC at the Martin Luther King Library CHICAGO, Jan. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Feeding America, the nation's largest hunger relief organization, announced today that on Martin Luther King J...

Procter & Gamble's Live, Learn and Thrive Donates $200,000 to Feeding America in an Effort to Fight Child Hunger in America

FEEDING AMERICA Supplies Food to 9 Million Hungry Children Each Year CHICAGO, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Procter & Gamble (P&G) (NYSE: PG ) and Feeding America, the nation's largest hunger relief organization, are pleased to announce that P&G's Live, Learn and Thrive global cause ha...

Food 4 Less Continues Fight to Help End Hunger in America

Retailer's 'Bringing Hope to the Table' Campaign To Provide Food and Cash Donations To Local Food Banks CHICAGO, June 10 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of its ongoing leadership in the fight against hunger, Food 4 Less, a division of The Kroger Co., invites customers to join in "Br...

Foods Co Continues Fight to Help End Hunger in America

Retailer's 'Bringing Hope to the Table' Campaign To Provide Food and Cash Donations To Local Food Banks SAN FRANCISCO, June 10 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of its ongoing leadership in the fight against hunger, Foods Co, a division of The Kroger Co., invites customers to join in ...

UPMC Health Plan and Rainbow Kitchen Community Services at 'W.A.R.' to Wipe Out Hunger in Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH, April 24 /PRNewswire/ -- UPMC Health Plan and Rainbow Kitchen Community Services announced today that they will host the fourth annual "W.A.R. (Walk and Ride) Against Hunger" on Saturday, April 26, 2008. The event is a walk/bicycle-ride that supports Rainbow Kitchen's anti-hunger p...

BEEP BEEP!! Strategic Communications Firm DW Turner Thwarts Hunger in Partnership With Roadrunner Food Bank

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- When Wiley Coyote goes hungry in cartoon land, it's because Roadrunner has won again. But in the real world, Roadrunner Food Bank wins when nobody goes hungry. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080417/LATH545-a ) (Photo: http://www....

MU research team releases first Missouri Hunger Atlas

COLUMBIA, Mo. More than $1.1 billion a year is spent on public programs in Missouri, yet a new University of Missouri study reports the state has a rising number of people worried about having sufficient amounts of food and coping with hunger. The MU Interdisciplinary Center for Food Security has...

Wall Street Reporter Spotlights China Holdings Inc. and Asia's Hunger for Alternative Energy

LAS VEGAS and BEIJING, Feb. 11 /Xinhua-PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- China Holdings, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: CHHL; the "Company"), a global diversified assets holdings company, and its subsidiaries engage in multiple China-focused business activities including energy, renewable energy, resources,...

Obesity research boosted by watching hunger in the brain

Scientists can now measure how full or hungry a mouse feels, thanks to a new technique which uses imaging to reveal how neurons behave in the part of the brain which regulates appetite. Researchers hope the technique, which uses magnetic resonance imaging, will enable a far greater understandi...

Lose Weight, Conquer World Hunger with www.DonateYourCalories.com

DANBURY, Conn., Oct. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- How many starving children could you save by losing a few pounds yourself? (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20071024/NYW141 ) "More than you might guess," says Terry Dunkle, CEO of Diet Power, Inc. His company has launched a new website, ...

Friends of WFP Welcomes 'World Hunger Relief Week'

Yum! Brands Launches Global Campaign to Raise Awareness of Hunger and Funds for the United Nations World Food Program WASHINGTON, Oct. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Friends of the World Food Program (Friends of WFP) today welcomed the launch of World Hunger Relief Week, a global consumer cam...

Center for Poverty Research to study senior hunger in America

The University of Kentucky Center for Poverty Research has received a major research grant from the Meals On Wheels Association of America Foundation (MOWAAF) to study the economic and demographic causes, consequences, and future of senior hunger in America. James Ziliak, Gatton Endowed Chair o...

SNICKERS(R) Brand and David Arquette Make a Big Move to Help Feeding America Bar Hunger

HACKETTSTOWN, N.J., July 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Mars Snackfood US announced today that its SNICKERS(R) Brand is teaming up with Feeding America to 'Bar Hunger' - a campaign to help the one in eight Americans struggling with hunger(1). As part of 'Bar Hunger,' SNICKERS will ...

Drinking Milk in the Morning May Help Stave off Lunchtime Hunger

MIAMI, June 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Now there's a new reason for the weight-conscious to drink fat free milk at breakfast time, suggests a new study published in the July issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Researchers in Australia found that drinking fat free milk in the morning h...

Microsoft and Feeding America Join Forces to Fight Hunger

Microsoft's 'Browser for the Better' campaign donates equivalent of eight meals for every download of Windows Internet Explorer 8. REDMOND, Wash., June 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- More than 17 million children in the U.S. receive free or reduced-price breakfast and lunch at their local publi...

Colgate-Palmolive Partners With Share Our Strength To Host Online Contest To Combat Childhood Hunger

Colgate-Palmolive's 'Share Mom's Love' Contest to Award Funding For Summer Feeding Programs NEW YORK, April 20. 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Colgate-Palmolive has partnered with Share Our Strength(R) to fight childhood hunger - starting with just a click of a mouse. To coincide with Mother'...

Quaker Oats and Share Our Strength Announce New Movement to Fight Childhood Hunger

Philanthropist and Renowned Chef Art Smith Creates Oat-Inspired Menu to Power Americans to Do Good NEW YORK, March 9 /PRNewswire/ -- In Times Square today, Quaker announces the launch of the Go Project, a new social purpose movement powered by Quaker and the human energy of Americ...

The Salvation Army Takes a Bite Out of Hunger

Chicagoans Urged to Donate One Dollar to Change Lives CHICAGO, May 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Salvation Army challenges Chicagoans to "Take a Bite out of Hunger" during its 70th Annual Donut Day campaign. On June 6th, an all-volunteer army of hundreds of Donut taggers will hit the str...

Wild Animal Crunch(TM) Helps Moms Tame Families' Hunger

New Kellogg's Cereal Provides Whole Grains and Nutrition Know-How BATTLE CREEK, Mich., Feb. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- We may not be living in the wilderness, but for today's busy moms, the world can seem like a jungle. Between school, sports and other activities, families need a balanced breakfast ...

Hunger Awareness Day to Shed Light on Surprising Face of Hunger June 5

CHICAGO, Today America's Second Harvest -- The Nation's Food Bank Network kicks-off Hunger Awareness Day 2007 with 200 food banks and more than 20,000 food service agencies participating in events across the country. Also, as legislators in Washington D.C. begin to consider drafts of a new Farm Bi...

More AIIMS Doctors Joining Hunger Strike Again

The protest by 15 resident doctors of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) against the passage of the OBC reservation bill //in Lok Sabha on Thursday intensified with five more medicos joining on an indefinite hunger strike - Dr Anil Sharma, spokesman of the AIIMS Resident Doctors' Assoc...

Surveys Find Outright Hunger among Latino Immigrants in North Carolina

Wake Forest University School of Medicine researchers have found high rates of hunger in surveys of immigrant Latino families in eastern and western North Carolina,// southwestern Virginia and Forsyth County. “Although the United States enjoys a relative lack of hunger, there are segments of ...

Medical Faculty On Leave; JNU, IIT Students Join Hunger Strike

After rejecting the Government proposal, medicos today stepped up their anti-reservation stir with faculty members of three premier hospitals going on mass casual leave // and the medical fraternity gearing up for a total shutdown on Wednesday. The striking medicos got a boost as students of ...

Junior Medicos Call Off Hunger Strike

At least 25 junior doctors who were on a hunger strike over quota issue at the campus of government-run New Civil hospital since Monday // , called off the strike tonight, according to action committee president Dr Rajiv Kharkhar. Meanwhile, the general strike by over 700-odd medicos in the re...

Anti-reservationists begin hunger strike

Junior doctors of the medical college hospital here, who have been abstaining from duty for a week in protest against the government's proposal // to introduce reservation in higher education institutions, today went on an indefinite hunger strike. The medicos, whose stir has disrupted medica...

Understanding World Hunger and Malnutrition

"Viewpoint” an article published in The Lancet, Rainer Gross, PhD, UNICEF's chief of nutrition, and Patrick Webb, PhD, dean for academic affairs// at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University, have debated five important pointers about world hunger, malnutrition in chi...

BHU Hospital Doctors Continue Hunger Strike

The resident and junior doctors of Sir Sunderlal hospital in the Banaras Hindu University campus continued their relay hunger strike// for the second consecutive day today to protest against the proposed 27 per cent quota for the backward castes in the higher education institutions. Apart fro...

Anorexia - Overcoming Hunger Pangs Isn’t Just About Will Powe

Anorexia, an eating disorder has now been linked to lack of a neurotransmitter that is responsible for stimulation of appetite//. The study has for the first time proved that overcoming those hunger pangs and avoiding food isn’t just about extraordinary will power alone. The neurotransmitter ...

Scientists Discover Hormone That Controls Hunger

In a breakthrough scientists in the US have discovered a hormone that regulates hunger and may help to fully control appetite in the future//. Researchers at Stanford University, California, looked at gene sequences in humans and animals, including one that codes for ghrelin, an appetite-boost...

38 million Americans including 14 million children left to combat hunger

A recent study done by Household Food Security in the United States has established that more than 38 million Americans// go hungry, including nearly 14 million children. This accounts for a 43 % increase over the last five years. 'This is an unexpected and even stunning outcome,' noted center d...
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