The Minnesota Grocers Association partnered with America’s Second Harvest Food Banks in a statewide campaign to fight hunger.
“Minnesota’s Own” is a unique statewide partnership among grocers, industry vendors, consumers and community food support agencies to educate people on how hunger affects the state’s residents. In 2008 alone, members of the Minnesota Grocers Association raised over $610,000 and 320,000 pounds of food to provide nearly 3,000,000 meals to hungry Minnesotans through “Minnesota’s Own.”
Earned Income Tax Credit Program The Food Bank For New York City operates the largest civilian Earned Income Tax Credit program in the nation, connecting the working poor with public benefits designed to help lift individuals and families out of poverty. The Food Bank staffs and operates 10 tax assistance sites throughout the five boroughs… Read more »
AAA School Safety Patrol Program The AAA School Safety Program combines leadership training and safety education for grade school children, who volunteer to serve as safety patrol officers outside of their schools before and after class. Patrollers help children cross at busy intersections, working in teams or with adult crossing guards and also assist on… Read more »
Helping Babies Breathe Helping Babies Breathe is a training program developed by members of the American Academy of Pediatrics to give developing countries the essential skills of newborn resuscitation to reduce infant mortality. The program was introduced in Kenya, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Tanzania for testing and validation. Helping Babies Breathe was developed on the… Read more »
Haiti Relief and Disaster Preparedness Less than 48 hours after the January earthquake in Haiti, members of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons sprang into action to provide surgical aid to earthquake survivors. The organization established a Central Command Center to identify volunteers and coordinate with other medical organizations, government agencies and supply agencies on… Read more »