ATLANTA - Nov. 25, 2013 // PRNewswire // - HoneyBaked* today launched an effort to donate 1 million meals this holiday season in partnership with Feeding America, the nation's leading hunger-relief organization.
Each dollar that is donated to Feeding America will help provide nine meals to local food banks across the country.
According to the USDA, 49 million Americans live in food insecure households, including 15.9 million children. Food insecurity exists in every county in America.
As part of its commitment to eliminating hunger in America, HoneyBaked in 2012 helped provide 250,000 meals to Feeding America, nearly tripling its goal from the previous year. This year HoneyBaked has increased its goal to help provide 1 million meals. To date, HoneyBaked has secured more than 1.3 million meals through customer donations and company matching programs to Feeding America.
"We hope our customers join us in our effort to help those in need this holiday season," said Maggie DeCan, COO of HoneyBaked. "Through the stresses and joys of the holidays, we are also reminded of our blessings and hope this effort will encourage giving in all of our stores."
From Nov. 18, 2013 to Jan. 5, 2014, HoneyBaked stores will accept register donations, 100 percent of which will support Feeding America and its local member food banks. To find out how you can help fight hunger in your community, visit feedingamerica.org.
*The Original HoneyBaked Ham Co. of GA
HoneyBaked, whose mission is, "Celebrating life, one meal at a time," was founded in 1957 and is a premium food retailer known for the most flavorful, moist and tender Honey Baked Hams and Turkey Breasts you'll find anywhere, as well as a host of other fully cooked entrees, side items and desserts. HoneyBaked has become a tradition for families nationwide who can now shop for them at more than 400 locations. For store locations and holiday hours, visit www.honeybaked.com. To become a HoneyBaked franchise owner, visit www.honeybakedfranchise.com or call 866.968.7424.
Feeding America provides low-income individuals and families with the fuel to survive and even thrive. As the nation's leading domestic hunger-relief charity, our network members supply food to more than 37 million Americans each year, including 14 million children and 3 million seniors. Serving the entire United States, more than 200 member food banks support 61,000 agencies that address hunger in all of its forms. For more information on how you can fight hunger in your community and across the country, visit http://www.feedingamerica.org. Find us on Facebook at facebook.com/FeedingAmerica or follow our news on Twitter at twitter.com/FeedingAmerica.