The decision will help keep grocery stores and food banks stocked, said IDFA President and CEO Michael Dykes.
March 27, 2020
To facilitate the distribution of food during the COVID-19 pandemic, FDA released a guidance document on March 26 to provide restaurants and food manufacturers with flexibility regarding nutrition labeling of certain packaged food.
The company said donations will focus, in particular, on New York and New Jersey residents who are facing hunger as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak.
March 27, 2020
Maple Hill Creamery, a Kinderhook, N.Y.-based producer of grass-fed organic dairy products, said it partnered with New York State's Department of Agriculture and Markets, on behalf of Governor Cuomo and nonprofit Feeding America, to distribute 200,000 cartons of its grass-fed organic milk and grass-fed yogurt to residents in need.
As of March 26, 22 U.S. states had issued stay-at-home orders, and many “nonessential” businesses had closed. But food and beverage manufacturers, including dairy processors, continue to operate as part of a subset of industries deemed essential to continued critical infrastructure viability.
Partner organizations nationwide will use the funds to help secure access to healthy food for vulnerable populations facing food shortages.
March 25, 2020
The closure of workplaces and schools nationwide in the last several weeks is leading to increasing food insecurity for many Americans, including low-income families, housebound individuals and children unable to access free school breakfast and lunch.
The series, Dairy Innovator Dialogues, features leading dairy executives talking about innovation, sustainability and giving back to the community.
March 24, 2020
Today’s dairy leaders are redefining what it means to be sustainable businesses by elevating good business practices, developing and implementing transportation and logistics solutions, ensuring the highest standards for animal welfare, and committing to and achieving environmental stewardship throughout their supply chains.
As part of this worldwide commitment, the company announced $6.6 million donation to Feeding America nationwide network of food banks.
March 20, 2020
As the world continue to address the very real implications of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, Kraft Heinz Co., co-headquartered in Chicago and Pittsburgh, said it committed to donating $12 million globally to ensure people across the globe have the food they need during this challenging time.
The initiative aims to bolster local community nutrition and wellness programs.
March 12, 2020
Yogurt company Siggi’s announced the launch of Siggi’s Starters, a grant program aimed at supporting nutrition professionals seeking to develop innovative programs to bolster community nutrition and wellness.
The cooperative’s chocolate milk was named official refuel partner for festival races.
February 25, 2020
Prairie Farms Dairy Inc., an Edwardsville, Ill.-based dairy cooperative, said it partnered with the Humana Kentucky Derby Festival MiniMarathon and Marathon to be the chocolate milk refueling partner for the race.