Press Releases

Monthly press releases about what's going on with Heifer projects and programs.

Recognizing Family Farmers on World Food Day

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.

Today Heifer International is standing with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations to celebrate World Food Day, a day of action against hunger. The theme, “Family Farming: Feeding the World, Caring for the Earth” is one that highlights our 70 years of experience with family farmers the world over.

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Heifer Foundation Announces Dan West Fellow Honoree

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.

Heifer Foundation recently named Stephen Mondora as the 2013 Dan West Fellow Award recipient. The award, named in honor of Heifer’s founder and visionary, honors an individual who shows a personal and professional commitment to helping the poor and hungry throughout the world.

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This Year Let Read to Feed® Inspire Students to Read and Lead the Way to a Future of Philanthropy

LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas

– As teachers around the United States gear up for back to school, Heifer International has a free resource for educators wanting new and innovative ways to motivate their students to read.

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Heifer International to Host Third Annual “Beyond Hunger: A Place at the Table” Gala to Help End World Hunger and Poverty

Los Angeles, California

Heifer International will host its third-annual Beyond Hunger: “A Place at the Table” gala on August 22, 2014, at the Montage Beverly Hills hotel in Beverly Hills. The event seeks to support and empower marginalized women and honor those who work to raise awareness of the world’s poor and hungry.

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Heifer International Celebrates 70th Anniversary

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.

It was on this date that 17 heifers bound for Castañer, Puerto Rico, and tended to by men and women nicknamed the ‘seagoing cowboys’ set sail from Mobile, Alabama. It was the first shipment of the newly formed Heifer Project (now Heifer International). The animals were distributed to farming families and helped curb severe milk shortages on the small island.

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Heifer International President and CEO named to InterAction Board

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.

Pierre Ferrari, Heifer International’s President and CEO was recently appointed to InterAction’s Board of Directors. InterAction works to eliminate extreme poverty, uphold human rights, safeguard a sustainable planet and ensure human dignity for poor and vulnerable populations by advancing the goals of the U.S.-based international nonprofit community.

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Heifer Uganda Voted Best in Fighting Hunger and Poverty

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.

Heifer International Uganda was recently honored with a Uganda Responsible Investment Award after it was voted the Best Hunger and Poverty Eradication organization in the country.

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Heifer International Celebrates Fathers Across the Globe this Father’s Day

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.

This Father’s Day, Heifer International would like to celebrate fathers across the globe who work hard to provide for their family, often in the face of tremendous difficulties and seemingly insurmountable obstacles.

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Elanco Announces Commitment to East Africa Dairy Development Project

GREENFIELD, IN

Elanco is celebrating World Hunger Day (May 28, 2014), by announcing a $500,000 commitment to Heifer International’s East Africa Dairy Development Project (EADD), continuing the company’s long-term partnership aimed at breaking the cycle of hunger for those most in need.

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Kurt Braunholer is Jumping on a Jet Ski to Save the World

NEW YORK, NY

Kurt Braunohler is out to make the world a better place, one small act of stupidity at a time, in “Roustabout,” produced by Comedy Central’s CC:Studios and premiering on cc.com in July. This first, six-episode installment, “American Jet Ski,” covers Braunohler’s seven city water tour/mission from Chicago to New Orleans to raise money for Heifer International to send 500 goats and 1000 chickens to Africa.

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