ATLANTA - March 31, 2014 // PRNewswire // - Coming off its most successful campaign to date with 1.3 million meals donated this past holiday season, HoneyBaked is happy to announce the continuation of its partnership with Feeding America, the nation's leading hunger-relief organization. With 49 million Americans living in food insecure households according to the USDA, HoneyBaked is dedicated to combating hunger with Feeding America by committing to provide one million meals this spring.
"As a company whose mission is 'Celebrating life, one meal at a time,' we feel that we have a responsibility to help those struggling with hunger not only during the holiday season, but throughout the year," said Maggie DeCan, COO of HoneyBaked. "That's why we decided to make our partnership with Feeding America more annualized, by committing to donating one million more meals this spring."
From March 31 to May 18, 2014, HoneyBaked stores will accept register donations, 100 percent of which will support Feeding America and its local member food banks. Each dollar that is donated is secured by Feeding America on behalf of local member food banks.
"We are thrilled to have the support of HoneyBaked," said Leah Ray, vice president of corporate partnerships at Feeding America. "We receive an outpouring of support around the holidays, but the need continues throughout the year. HoneyBaked's goal to help us provide two million meals over this year will make a difference for Americans struggling with hunger."
Customers interested in donating can visit honeybaked.com for specific hours and store locations. To find out how you can help fight hunger in your community, visit www.feedingamerica.org.
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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 Ham® 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 hours, visit www.honeybaked.com. To become a HoneyBaked franchise owner, visit www.honeybakedfranchise.com or call 866.968.7424.
Feeding America is a nationwide network of more than 200 food banks that leads the fight against hunger in the United States. Together, we provide food to more than 37 million people through 61,000 food pantries, soup kitchens, and shelters in communities across America. Feeding America also supports programs that improve food security among the people we serve; educates the public about the problem of hunger; and advocates for legislation that protects people from going hungry. Individuals, charities, businesses and government all have a role in ending hunger. Donate. Volunteer. Advocate. Educate. Together we can solve hunger. Visit http://www.feedingamerica.org/. Find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/FeedingAmerica or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/FeedingAmerica.