Harris Teeter Donates $116,633 to NC Food Banks

Harris Teeter announced an $$116,633 donation to the North Carolina Association of Feeding America Food Banks. In partnership with four in-state collegiate rivals, Harris Teeter hosted the Million Meals Challenge campaign to help fight the North Carolina hunger epidemic.

The Million Meals Challenge – a banner initiative in collaboration with Harris Teeter and the NC Association of Feeding America Food Banks – focused on generating yearlong support from Duke, NC State, UNC and Wake Forest students, fans, alumni and campus communities. As part of this challenge, the company invited shoppers and associates to make a $1, $3 or $5 donation at checkout, collecting $$116,633 in the fight against hunger. See more at:

http://www.harristeeter.com/promotions/millionmealschallenge/mmc.aspxMMC_Donation_Instagram

Feeding Frenzy Winners Determined

Legal Feeding Frenzy Logo - WEBFrom the N.C. Bar Association

The 2013 North Carolina Legal Feeding Frenzy is over. All that’s left now, in addition to distributing approximately 180,000 pounds which will provide the equivalent of 150,000 meals for our hungry neighbors across the state, is to recognize the winners.

Attorney General Roy Cooper did just that on Wednesday, April 24, when the coveted Attorney General’s Cup was presented to the overall champion during an awards ceremony at the N.C. Bar Center in Cary.

The Piedmont Natural Gas Legal Department of Charlotte claimed the overall championship and will receive the Attorney General’s Cup.

Winners in their respective categories, based on pounds of food donated per person, are:

  • Sole Practitioner (1-10 employees): Simonsen Law Firm, PC, Edenton
  • Small Firm (11-50 employees): District Court Judges of Wake County
  • Medium Firm (51-100 employees): Blanco Tackabery & Matamoros, P.A., Winston-Salem
  • Large Firm (more than 100 employees): Moore & Van Allen PLLC
  • Law School: Campbell University School of Law

The North Carolina Feeding Frenzy food drive was conducted from March 18-April 5 under the direction of the NCBA Young Lawyers Division and the N.C. Association of Food Banks.

Both organizations extend their appreciation to Attorney General Cooper for his support of this endeavor and to the hundreds of attorneys and law firm/organization employees who participated in this worthwhile cause.

For a complete list of participants go to:  http://ncfoodbanks.org/feeding-frenzy-participants/

Children At Risk Of Hunger In Every County

A new study released by Feeding America shows that children continue to struggle with hunger in every county in the nation. More than 1,000 counties have more than one in four children who are at risk of hunger.

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Feeding America first published the Map the Meal Gap project in early 2011, with the generous support of the Howard G. Buffett Foundation and The Nielsen Company, to learn more about the face of hunger at the local level. In August, 2011, with the support of the ConAgra Foods Foundation, child food insecurity data was added to the project. The maps below reflect 2009 and 2010 data, and will be updated every year with new data. Select a year and your state in our interactive map below and start learning more about the residents struggling with hunger in your community and the food banks that serve them.  See the map at:  http://feedingamerica.org/hunger-in-america/hunger-studies/map-the-meal-gap.aspx

Howard Buffett Helps Start Rural Feeding Program

“It should be unacceptable that so many are suffering in such a wealthy country.” —Howard Buffett

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Farmer and philanthropist Howard G. Buffett, son of billionaire investor Warren Buffett, wants to enlist fellow food producers in a new campaign to fight hunger in rural America.

Buffett and other organizers planned to announce the “Invest an Acre” initiative Thursday. It will encourage farmers around the nation to donate profits from the sale of 1 acre’s crop to the charity Feeding America, which will use the money to support food banks in rural communities where advocates say malnutrition is a serious — if often overlooked — scourge.

“Poverty and hunger in rural America is very much out of sight, out of mind,” said Howard Buffett, who in 1999 established a foundation to help the world’s needy. “It doesn’t jump out at you. It’s not like the brazen images of starving children in Ethiopia … but that doesn’t mean it isn’t just as devastating to people who are hungry.”

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SNAP (Food Stamps): Facts, Myths and Realities

What you know (and don’t know) about the SNAP program may surprise you. Feeding America has compiled an excellent resource clarifying many facts and myths relating to the former Food Stamps program.

Read more at Feeding America.