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Good News Tuesday April 29, 2020: Publix Helps, Sweden is Done with Coal, a Real Champion, and Groceries by Gondola


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Publix Buys Excess Produce to Donate to Food Banks

US grocery store Publix will buy fresh produce and milk from Florida farmers and southeastern dairies to donate the to food banks.  This will help farmers and decrease waste of food not currently needed in restaurants and schools.  You can read more in this article from NPR.

Sweden Closed its Last Coal Fired Plant

A mild winter helped Sweden close it’s last coal fired plant two years ahead of schedule. This makes Sweden the third European country to kick the coal habit after Austria ended its coal operations earlier this month and Belgium closed its last coal power station in 2016.  The Swedish capital plans for “district heating to be produced entirely by renewable or recycled energy by 2030.” Here’s the story from Independent.


South Africa Rugby Champion Returns Home to Help

“There’s nothing worse than hunger. There’s nothing worse than listening to your stomach before you go to bed and you just hear grumbling. You have nothing to eat, you’ve got no other choice.”  Siya Kolisi

South Africa’s World Cup-winning captain Siya Kolisi and his wife Rachel are helping people in the townships with food, protective equipment, and encouragement. This story from CNN contains a  heartfelt video about this true champion.

Women in Venice Deliver Groceries by Gondala

Row Venice is a non-profit group of women who deliver groceries to the elderly and those who cannot shop for themselves. Read more about them in this article from 

Here’s a short video of Row Venice in action: (You might need to click watch on YouTube if it doesn’t play here.)


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Author: JoAnna

An open minded, tree-hugging Jesus follower, former counselor, and life-long lover of animals, I'm returning to my creative roots and have published my first book: Trust the Timing, A Memoir of Finding Love Again as well as the short version: From Loneliness to Love.

12 thoughts on “Good News Tuesday April 29, 2020: Publix Helps, Sweden is Done with Coal, a Real Champion, and Groceries by Gondola

  1. I particularly liked the Venice food delivery service

  2. All great news that our kinder angels are still very much alive.

  3. Wonderful News JoAnna… And like Derrick, love the delivery by boat…. Also the waterways in Venice are returning clear again… As are the skies…
    Much love your way…. ❤

    • Thank you, Sue for your good wishes and enjoying the good news. I can imagine being out on that clear water of Venice and helping others at the same time would be a perfect combination. Much love to you! ❤

  4. It’s so good to hear about Publix buying the excess and donating it. I was so sad to see hogs and chickens being euthanized when there are so many starving people.

    • I can barely think about the pigs and chickens. I bet there are sanctuaries that would come pick some up. Or they could be “processed” as they say, and given to the employees who are sick. Sigh. But yes, Publix rocks!

    • Yes! I almost included that one, but I must have gotten distracted. I’m so glad you brought it here, Maggie. Thank you! I just took another look at it and zeroed on on this: “”We are not profiting from this product,” Lisa Nicklin, vice president of consumer marketing at PADI Worldwide told CNN. “We’re very much a heart-and-soul organization. We care about the ocean and our diver community, so we wanted to be able to put our hands on our hearts and say that we’re not profiting off this difficult time.” They deserve as much appreciation as we can give them.

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