Food Lion kicks off annual Hunger Has a Cure campaign
SALISBURY, N.C. — Food Lion has launched its Hunger Has a Cure campaign to support Feeding America’s network of local food banks. The two-week campaign, which allows customers to donate in $1 or $3 increments at the register, runs through April 17. Customers may also donate any other amount of their choice.
"As a grocer, we want to help our neighbors who are struggling to feed their families," said Bill Garcia, manager of community relations for Food Lion. "During the summer months, food donations typically drop while hunger needs increase. Funds raised through this two-week campaign will help close the gap and provide critical assistance to families in need."
Customers can support the Hunger Has a Cure campaign by adding a monetary donation of their choice to their total grocery bill at the register. These funds will then be donated to Feeding America, which is able to help provide eight meals per every $1 donated. All Food Lion stores are participating in the campaign.
Students study sustainability with Safeway
PLEASANTON, Calif. — Safeway has partnered with the Go Green Initiative, an organization that supports environmental stewardship among schools, families, governments and businesses, to launch the first annual Go Green Glogster Earth Day contest.
Students will be asked to investigate the sustainability of the food, water, or energy system in their community, and express their findings through videos, podcasts, blogs, music and photos compiled in a "Glog." For the food system, students will examine the availability of locally grown and organic food in their neighborhood; food safety procedures at their local grocer; and the impact that higher fuel prices will have on the price of food where they live. Safeway is providing an organic garden to a winning school; a full-service, all natural BBQ for a winning class; and five $100 dollar cash prizes to winning students.
"Safeway has worked very hard to bring more sustainable food choices to the communities we serve," Safeway VP sustainability Christy Consler said. "Our sourcing team works to provide locally grown, natural, and organic choices throughout our retail outlets, and our consumer brands provide a wide variety of healthy, affordable, and more environmentally responsible food choices for families."
The Go Green Glogster Earth Day contest runs from March 23 to April 22. For more information on entering, click here.
Cool Gear rolls out new products
PLYMOUTH, Mass. — Cool Gear has expanded its line of hydration products with three new items.
Cool Gear said its Pure Squeeze line features a 26-oz. squeezable water filtration bottle with a replaceable carbon filter that reduces the taste and smell of chlorine for up to 100 gallons of water. The BPA-free bottle also includes a pull-up sipper with a clear, protective cover.
Also new to the portfolio is the glass bottle with silicone sleeve, a 20-oz. straight-wall glass bottle with a colorful cut-out silicone sleeve cover, and a Tritan cap with silicone stopper and finger loop.
Lastly, the company has launched its exclusive Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution printed glass bottle. The 20-oz. straight-wall glass bottle features a blue-swirl print. Ten percent of the proceeds will be donated to WHOI, the company said.
"Adding new products to our hydration category provides consumers with an array of options in hopes to lessen plastic bottle waste and encourage the use of reusable containers," Cool Gear International founder and CEO Donna Roth said. "Our innovative products focus on functionality and style, which both meet the needs of our consumers’ busy, on-the-go lifestyle."