Food, Agriculture & Nutrition, General/Other News

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Hunger Watch in Shelby County
According to Shelby County Human Services, food insecurity has tripled in recent years. Shelby County Human Services continues to work in providing food with other community organizations that...more



One in Three Low-Income Families Struggle to Afford Basic Non-Food Items
According to a new nationwide Feed America study that benefited from assistance from the University of Illinois Family Resiliency Center (FRC) finds that families find it hard to afford basic...more

Tomkat Philanthropy Serves Good Food, Banking and Energy
Tom Steyer and his wife, Kathryn Taylor of Tomkat Charitable Trust, aims to serve "good food, good banking and good energy" at their TomKat Ranch known for its certified grass-fed beef in Northern...more

House Rejects Farm Bill, SNAP Not Taken Out
The trillion-dollar legislation known as the farm bill will move to separate nutrition assistance from agriculture subsidies, which means that food stamps, or SNAPs, will get removed as...more

For Every Drink of Coffee, You Give Light To The World
For every pound of LIFT coffee consumed, Southwest Airlines has donated to green-energy projects in coffee growing areas. The Guatemala Light Project is the recipient of these donations, which is a...more

Social Enterprise To Operate Hawker Centre To Improve Food Affordability
Singapore's National Environment Agency announces that a social enterprise will run a hawker centre to help keep its food prices affordable after its lease expired earlier this year. The agency...more

Social Enterprise Launches Children\
In partnerhsip with Netiya, social enterprise Project CREED launches its newest book, "Back to the Source." The book is a Los Angeles project that targets the need for a better and more...more

Tech Startups to Tackle Water Issues in California
With California currently experiencing a drought, startups are providing solutions such as drones, aerial imagery and data analytics to help deliver water to only the parts of farmers' fields that...more

SNAP Continues to Face Deep Cuts in Congress This Thanksgiving
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) that renders support to ensure access to food for needy families has suddenly been faced with continuous cuts in Congress. The House-passed...more

Volunteers Help Pack 2 Million Meals for Hungry Children
Volunteers from various organizations and agencies have come together to pack pack 2 million-plus meals to feed hungry children in El Salvador, Haiti and the Philippines. The 2 Million Meals...more






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The “Lean Startup” Approach to Philanthropy


The “Lean Startup” Approach to Philanthropy

Homejoy, an affordable home cleaning service that caters to a broad audience and connects people with professional home cleaners online, has announced the recent establishment of its Homejoy Foundation. The foundation will provide financial grants to veterans and military families in need.




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