ATLANTA - Nov. 20, 2014 // PRNewswire // - In the midst of its busiest season of the year, HoneyBaked, known for its premium ham and turkey breasts with sweet, crunchy glaze, is giving back. As customers visit HoneyBaked stores to purchase their holiday meals, they can also help HoneyBaked achieve their goal of donating two million meals** this holiday season. In their fourth consecutive year of partnership with Feeding America®, HoneyBaked stores will accept register donations, 100 percent of which will be donated to Feeding America, the nation's largest domestic hunger-relief organization.
"More than 49 million people in the U.S. live in food-insecure households," said Maggie DeCan, HoneyBaked* President and COO. "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, especially during this special time of year."
In recognition of this great need, HoneyBaked kicked off the holiday season with a celebration of giving back to their local communities during the first week in November. HoneyBaked general managers in four markets presented their local Feeding America member food banks with more than 17,000 pounds of Ham and Turkey, plus an additional gift of a holiday meal to staff members at these organizations who are working so hard to serve others this holiday season.
"Giving our clients the ability to come together for a meal around the holidays is an amazing part of the work we do," said Nancy Curby, vice president of corporate partnerships for Feeding America. "Thanks to HoneyBaked and their customers' help, more Americans in need will be able to enjoy a nutritious meal with loved ones this season."
In addition to their efforts in the community, HoneyBaked products will join the tables of millions of Americans for a savory, delicious and hassle-free holiday tradition. The biggest meal of the year is simplified with the signature Honey Baked Ham® and Smoked or Roasted Turkey Breasts, all fully cooked and ready to serve. HoneyBaked customers will spend less time preparing a meal and more time enjoying their meal and guests.
"We are thankful to have the opportunity to give back to our community," DeCan said. "Sharing with those in need is something we feel privileged to be able to do, and every associate in our organization takes great pride in it."
*The Original HoneyBaked Ham Co. of GA
**$1 helps provide 10 meals secured by Feeding America on behalf of local member food banks.
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. To become a HoneyBaked franchise owner, visit www.honeybakedfranchise.com or call 866.968.7424.