Hope Heroes, a social enterprise that aims to fight hunger and poverty, has launched a new southern kitchen restaurant in Fredericksburg, Virginia to contribute towards the fight against food insecurity.
With a noble mission of Helping Other People Eat (HOPE), the restaurant offers its visitors the opportunity to savor delicious food while contributing to a worthy cause of fighting against hunger. Hope Heroes’ southern kitchen in VA encourages everyday people to make a difference by purchasing a meal while simultaneously providing a meal to those in need.
In recent years, food insecurity has become a growing concern across the globe. According to the United Nations, over 800 million people suffer from chronic hunger, and the COVID-19 pandemic has further exacerbated the issue.
Problem of Food Insecurity in the U.S.
Food insecurity is a complex issue that affects millions of people in the U.S. It is defined as the lack of consistent access to enough food for an active, healthy life. According to the USDA, 10.2% of U.S. households were food insecure at least some time during the year 2021, including 5.1 million households with very low food security. The COVID-19 pandemic has made things worse, with millions of people losing their jobs and facing economic hardship.
Causes of Food Insecurity
There are various causes of food insecurity in the world, including poverty, conflict, natural disasters, climate change, and poor governance. Poverty is a major factor in food insecurity, with people living in poverty often unable to afford food, even if it is available. Conflict and natural disasters can also cause food shortages by disrupting the supply chain and destroying crops and infrastructure.
Climate change has also had a significant impact on food security, with extreme weather events such as droughts and floods affecting crop yields and food production. Poor governance, corruption, and inadequate policies can also contribute to food insecurity by limiting access to resources and hindering economic growth.
Consequences of Food Insecurity
Food insecurity has far-reaching consequences on individuals, families, and communities. It can lead to malnutrition, stunted growth, and micronutrient deficiencies, which can have long-term health effects. Children are particularly vulnerable to the effects of food insecurity, as malnutrition can have a negative impact on their physical and cognitive development. Food insecurity can also contribute to social and economic problems, such as increased healthcare costs, reduced productivity, and lower educational attainment. In extreme cases, it can lead to famine and mass migration, as people search for food and better living conditions.
To sum up, food insecurity is a complex issue that affects millions of people in the U.S. and other countries. Addressing the root causes of food insecurity requires a multi-faceted approach, including addressing poverty, improving governance, and building resilience to natural disasters and climate change.
Hope Heroes’ New Restaurant
Hope Heroes is a social enterprise that aims to fight hunger and poverty through its southern kitchen restaurants that connects “Doing Good with ‘Eating Good’.” Their newly-opened southern kitchen restaurant in Virginia not only serves delicious food but also addresses the issue of food insecurity in a unique way. The restaurant aims to empower customers to make a difference in their community while enjoying a satisfying meal.
The target population of Hope Heroes is working families that will not qualify for federal and state assistance. The restaurant is committed to donating a portion of its profits to The Hub of Hope, Inc., an organization dedicated to helping those in the ALICE population who make too much to qualify for assistance but still struggle to afford food.
In conclusion, Hope Heroes’ southern kitchen in Virginia is a small step towards alleviating food insecurity in the local community. It’s an inspiring example of how innovative solutions can make a positive impact on people’s lives. By raising awareness about food insecurity and providing practical solutions, we can move closer to a world where everyone has access to healthy, nutritious food.
Tallinn, Estonia, Apr 22, 2022 – (ACN Newswire) – Heroes of Arcan, an upcoming play-to-earn epic heroic fantasy game that aims to place the destiny of the world of Arcan in the hands of players for both in-game action and development is set to launch a token and NFT sale event in Q2 2022 that will allow players to participate in the development of the world of Arcan and access ARCAN tokens prior to launch.
Of 100 million ARCAN tokens minted on the WAX blockchain, 14 percent will be reserved for the Heroes of Arcan play-to-earn model, 6 percent to a private sale underway in Q2 2022, and 12.5 percent for the public token sale. A further 24 percent will be held in reserve in a community wallet and used to reward players and ARCAN token holders that stake in the Heroes of Arcan DAO.
Heroes of Arcan, founded by Thomas Gio, is set to launch in mid-Q3 2022. Further information on the Heroes of Arcan project and token sale can be found via socials.
The play-to-earn gaming industry has created an NFT-fuelled revolution over the last year. Over the course of 2022, play-to-earn games saw over $4.5 billion in trading volume transacted through blockchain-based games across over 754,000 daily active wallets.
Many of the play-to-earn games available to players today, however, lack the narrative and multiplayer community features associated with games within the mainstream gaming market. In many cases, play-to-earn games place a strong emphasis on generating potentially valuable NFT-based game elements that can be sold for a profit through in-game or secondary markets for cryptocurrency.
Heroes of Arcan aims to disrupt the contemporary play-to-earn paradigm with an epic narrative-rich heroic strategy game that pits players against each other within a vibrant, evolving fantasy universe. Drawing from strategic resource and territory management games, MMOs, and hero-focused elements of MOBA games, Heroes of Arcan is positioned to bring the “play” back into the “play-to-earn” model.
Building the First Player-Driven Epic Fantasy Game DAO
Heroes of Arcan launches players into the fantasy world of Arcan, in which players join factions and compete over territory fractured by conflict, war, and magical catastrophes of world-ending proportions. The world of Arcan is represented by 20,000 individual land pieces, each of which is an NFT — players collect sources, build tools, and capture land in order to create structures and collect Heroes.
The epic fantasy narrative of Heroes of Arcan provides play-to-earn gamers with far more than a means of generating profit from their playtime — Heroes of Arcan developers have made a concerted effort to create a vivid world in which their players are able to form alliances, create and execute novel strategies, and create teams of powerful heroes.
While Heroes of Arcan integrates many of the features expected of a strategy play-to-earn game, such as upgradable equipment, structures and tools, harvestable resources, and in-game marketplaces that allow players to trade with one another, a number of unique social and governance features make Heroes of Arcan a highly disruptive presence within the play-to-earn market.
Dynamic Peer-to-Peer Marketplace Reinvents Play-to-Earn Model
The resources, heroes, territory, and other gameplay elements of the Heroes of Arcan universe can be freely traded by players through an in-game marketplace. The way in which Heroes of Arcan handles trading in-game, however, functions very differently from the static, centralized models found in many other play-to-earn games.
Rather than operate in a vertical manner, the Heroes of Arcan economy integrates an organic growth model that promotes player-driven economic evolution and prevents economic imbalance. Arcanium, Heroes of Arcan’s in-game currency, is represented by the ARCAN token, placing control over the flow of value in the world of Arcan in the hands of players.
Transactions and trades made with ARCAN in Heroes of Arcan are subject to a tax, which forwards a part of fees paid by players using in-game marketplaces to a community wallet. ARCAN held in this community pool is used to reward players that stake ARCAN in order to participate in the Heroes of Arcan DAO.
Heroes of Arcan allows players to interact directly with the governance and development of the universe of Arcan by implementing a Decentralized Autonomous Organization model — players that stake ARCAN not only receive rewards from the community wallet, but can also propose and vote on changes that will affect the destiny of Heroes of Arcan.
The Heroes of Arcan economic model is supported by a horizontal gameplay system that ensures new players are able to gain a footing in the competitive world of Arcan, eliminating the centralization of resources and in-game power that occurs in other play-to-earn games.
Social interaction plays an important role in the world of Heroes of Arcan. New players of Heroes of Arcan choose a faction — the diplomatic Preachers, the warlike Conquerers, or the magically adept Wiser — to align with. Each faction is represented by a continent in the world of Arcan. Players in each faction are able to communicate with each other in dedicated Discord servers, opening the door to the formation of player alliances and guilds – or betrayal.
Economic sustainability within Heroes of Arcan is driven by additional features that will include mini-games, seasonal events, and territory updates. Early stages of the game offer power and economic scaling through resource collection, but later updates will provide players with the opportunity to improve and level up heroes, lands, tools, and equipment, create potions and enchantments, or build new architecture elements to add additional layers of economic complexity.
Robust Story-Driven Gameplay
The lore that drives the gameplay within Heroes of Arcan provides players with a far more compelling storytelling experience than any other play-to-earn game on the market. Heroes of Arcan developers provide a robust narrative and history behind the world of Arcan, launching players into a world in which three factions compete for territorial dominance.
Heroes offer players a powerful way to gain passive benefits when collecting resources, as well as a means of exploring new territory and gaining access to randomized loot drops through chests.
Social Links Linktr.ee: https://linktr.ee/heroesofarcan
Media Contact Thomas Giovannangeli, CEO, Heroes Of Arcan E: email@example.com U: https://heroesofarcan.io
Galaxy Heroes, a superhero-based gaming and Non-Fungible Token (NFT) protocol which is built on Binance Smart Chain (BSC), has launched the Galaxy Heroes Coin’s NFT marketplace where it opens up access for everyone who wants to mint and sell their NFTs.
Brian Sumner, Founder and CEO of Galaxy Heroes, said: “Over 100 Heroes from the collection were listed within a few days of the Marketplace’s launching, ranging between 1�100 BNB. Just days after the NFT marketplace launched, the second GHC collection of villains was released, selling out the 2500 mint collection in less than an hour. The Galaxy Heroes Coin marketplace is now filled with almost 350 epic heroes and villains.”
Galaxy Heroes is a utility-centric project including farm staking, NFT, NFT marketplace, P2E, GameFi and soon, a Metaverse. The first launch of Galaxy Heroes NFTs offered 2500 randomly generated superheroes, followed by collections of 2500 villain NFTs, both comprising common, rare and ultra-rare NFTs. Users can obtain these unique NFT collections by participating in auctions in the Galaxy NFT marketplace. Holders can stake their Galaxy Heroes NFTs or Villain NFTs and get heroically rewarded with all listings and transaction fees in the BNB passive income market. The reward potential for staking one’s GHC NFTs will vary based on the scarcity of the NFTs staked, with ultra-rares generating the highest reward outcomes.
To provide a more user-friendly experience, the development team has improved the functionality of its marketplace. Users can now view aesthetic and attribute details without having to begin in a new page list of NFTs. Instead, they can continue to browse from where they had stopped.
The marketplace also has a filter system with several options to enable anyone to search for NFTs more directly. When it comes to price, users have two options: high-low or low-high, with an additional filter for a minimum or maximum price in BNB. Plus, users are allowed to search for NFTs currently being bid on, thus ensuring that any current live auctions aren’t missed.
A significant upgrade is the listing cost for users to list their NFTs on the marketplace. Initially set at 0.1 BNB, the team cut down the listing fee to 0.01 BNB. This way, there’s an increased number of NFTs being listed in the marketplace. Aside from the listing fee, there is a 2% selling fee upon the completion of a sale on the Galaxy Heroes Coin (GHC) marketplace. Unlike other marketplaces where the listing and/or selling fees go directly to the developers, they are instead used to reward GHC community, specifically the buyers and collectors of GHC NFTs.
The native token, Galaxy Heroes Coin ($GHC), is a community-driven Binance blockchain token with unique superheroes and galaxy NFTs. GHC utilizes the Binance Smart Chain network due to its low transaction fees. This makes it possible for users to execute trades at low rates.
The $GHC token is listed on more than twenty-five leading Centralized Exchanges (CEX) like MEXC Global, Hotbit, BitMart, Bkex, and so on. More so, the token is a smart contract code that is audited by Certik and has 50K plus holders. In the near future, GHC will be listed on other CEXes like Binance, Kucoin, gate.io, Huobi, and Crypto.com amongst others.
Users can stake $GHC and farm tokens in different pools with high Annual Percentage Rates (APR). Holders can choose single or dual-token staking to farm the Galaxy Heroes Earn (GHE) token. In addition, the seasoned team recently developed a PVP and PVE-based NFT play-to-earn game (Galaxy Heroes X) to add to the Galaxy Hero arsenal. The Galaxy Heroes Earn ($GHE) will be utilized as the in-game NFT currency. The token can also be sold/traded via the GHC exchange and earned by staking $GHC for $GHE. It can equally be earned through both PVE and PVP Galaxy Play-to-Earn game modes.
In total, there will be 5000 hero/villain avatars to purchase from the first Metaverse (sandbox) marketplace. With one of the NFTs, one will be able to participate in multiple quests on the 9 parcels of land to win prizes such as GHC, BNB, and ETH tokens. Moving forward, other artists will be able to sell their NFTs through the marketplace as well for a cheap fee.
Total Supply: 1,000,000,000,000,000
2% Marketing Wallet
2% Buyback Wallet
2% Developer wallet
About Galaxy Heroes
Galaxy Heroes is a utility-centric project built on Binance Smart Chain (BSC) including farm staking, NFT, NFT marketplace, P2E, GameFi, and soon, a Metaverse.
Social Links: Twitter: https://twitter.com/GalaxyHeroesGHC Telegram: https://t.me/galaxyheroescoin Discord: https://discord.com/invite/NWjxH4CB9R Linktree: https://linktr.ee/galaxyheroescoin
Media Contact Galaxy Heroes Coin Brian Sumner, Owner Email: Contact@galaxyheroescoin.com GHC Website: https://www.galaxyheroescoin.com GHX Website: https://www.galaxyheroesx.com
Career Fest includes speakers: actress Erika Alexander, Atlanta Falcons linebacker Brandon Copeland, NBA veterans, HBCU alumni, & Fortune 500 companies
HBCU Heroes, a non-profit (501C3) founded by marketing CEO, Tracey Pennywell and NBA veteran, George Lynch, is hosting “Secure The Bag,” an exclusive virtual career fest summer series launching Friday, May 14 at 1 pm ET. An array of celebrities, athletes, business leaders, and entrepreneurs to support students seeking career opportunities.
Confirmed speakers for the series include:
● Entertainers: Erika Alexander (actress/creator/entrepreneur)
● Healthcare experts: Dr. Jen Caudle (TV health expert), Dr. Ebony J Hilton & Kimberly Willis
● Sports execs.: Lindsay LaBennett (Wasserman Group), Dr. Joseph Bryant (Rainbow Push Sports)
● Advertising/Media/Entertainment execs: Niele Anderson (Fox Soul TV), David Mesfin (InnOcean Worldwide), Clint Evans (HBCUgo TV
● Business/Tech entrepreneurs: Ben Arnon, Israel Wilson, Ray Leornard, Jr., Evan Melandro
● Finance experts: Dr. Brian Peterson (Univ. of Penn), Robert Schultz (Capricorn Invest. Group)
The mission is to empower HBCU students to compete in corporate America, big-tech, entertainment, healthcare/wellness, sports management, entrepreneurial pathways, and more to ‘secure the bag” aka make significant financial strides. Registration is open to all HBCU students, alumni, and the general public.
The Secure the Bag Career Fest Summer Series topics include:
● May 14th – Fortune 500 Companies, Financial Literacy, NFTs, Tech, Sports, Media
● June 11th – Start-Ups, Mass Media, Advertising, Entertainment, Workplace Inclusivity
● July 9th – Sports Management, E-Sports, Healthcare, Wellness, Fitness
● August 13th – Big Tech, FAANG, Sports, Finance, Media, Entertainment
Tracey Pennywell [email protected] 815-216-4073 HBCU Heroes USA 9885 Alpine Rd Chicago, IL 60611