World Hunger Day 2014: Our Commitment to Hunger Relief
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World Hunger Day 2014: Our Commitment to Hunger Relief

May 28, 2014   |   ShareThis

Each month, 850,000 Canadians receive help from a food bank. In 2012, 49 million Americans lived in food insecure households, including almost 16 million children. With nearly a billion people living in poverty globally, hunger is an issue in all of the communities where we operate.

In observance of World Hunger Day on May 28, Mosaic celebrates our commitment to ending hunger. Here’s a look at just a few of the hunger relief programs we support:

  • Hunger in Moose Jaw provides more than 300 nutritious, culturally appropriate meals to hungry, school-age children every day.
  • Regina Education and Action on Child Hunger (REACH) educates families on cooking safe and nutritious meals, and subsidizes the Family Basket program, which helps families gain access to healthy food.
  • The Saskatoon Food Council supports projects ensuring that people of all ages have nutritious, culturally rich and sustainable food. 
  • Mosaic’s Hunger Relief Forum encourages public dialogue about the growing problem of food insecurity in Florida, the U.S. and globally. This year’s forum is slated to take place in fall 2014.
  • Home Runs for Food:  For each home run hit by a Tampa Bay Rays player in both spring training and regular season games, Mosaic makes a donation to Feeding America Tampa Bay (FATB). The most recent donation provided the equivalent of 1.1 million meals to help those struggling with hunger in Central Florida.
  • Goals for Food: For every home game goal and hat trick scored by the Tampa Bay Lightning, Mosaic makes a donation to FATB and other regional food banks. The most recent donation provided the equivalent of 588,000 meals to aid hunger relief in Central Florida.

The Mosaic Villages Project

The Mosaic Villages Project is a physical manifestation of our mission to help the world grow the food it needs, and it has helped more than 300,000 people in India, Guatemala and eight African countries move from food insecurity to food surplus. With the help of our implementing partners, HELPS International in Guatemala and Institute for Rural Research and Development in India, The Mosaic Villages Project is helping farmers increase yields by three to five times over traditional farming practices.

View the latest video on The Mosaic Villages Project.