4 Patriotic Ways to Celebrate Memorial Day

Hickory Farms has long been a supporter of our country’s military forces, and we want to join our fellow Americans in honoring our fallen heroes on Memorial Day. Some of the best ways to celebrate this holiday and kick off the summer season include: Attending a patriotic parade. Kids always love the excitement of seeing a marching band and soldiers in a parade, but take the time to explain their significance so they can understand the sacrifices made by our brave men and women in uniform. Have a family picnic. After the parade has passed, take your family on a picnic. Our signature Beef Summer Sausage and a variety of cheeses from our Savory Cheese Collection make delicious appetizers atop our Olive Oil & Rosemary Crackers. You can keep the kids busy while dad is firing up the grill by bringing a baseball and glove. This is the perfect opportunity to give your throwing arm (and your little sluggers!) a workout. Catch a local fireworks display. Many cities stage patriotic displays after the sun goes down on Memorial Day to honor the lives lost in service to our country. Make sure you arrive early to spread your blanket or set up lawn chairs. Don’t forget …
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No Kid Hungry – Taste of the Nation Toledo

Here at Hickory Farms, we love having the opportunity to give back to worthy causes in our communities. That’s why we’re so excited to be the Local Presenting Sponsors at the 19th annual Taste of the Nation Toledo, an event that supports the national No Kid Hungry – Share Our Strength initiative. If you’re in the Toledo region, please join us in celebrating good food and good friends for a great cause. You’ll help us ensure every child in our area receives the proper nutrition to stay healthy and happy. Taking place on April 27th from 5 to 10 pm, this amazing event brings together some of the finest regional chefs and artisan producers in Toledo. Each ticket gives guests access to delicious cuisine from more than 40 area restaurants. While nibbling on small plates, guests will also be treated to a wide array of wines, beer and spirits. Afterward, guests will not want to miss out on some decadent desserts. At the event, attendees will enjoy live entertainment and musical performances in addition to the delicious food and drinks. The proceeds raised at Taste of the Nation Toledo will stay in the area to help local charities. Grant recipients …
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You Did It!: #7MILLIONMEALS

$3.3 million raised to help feed children in America Thank you to our generous customers and hardworking associates who helped us exceed our goal of raising more than $700,000 for Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry® Campaign in 2013! We are grateful for the generosity of everyone involved in our #7MillionMeals campaign.  Every dollar raised will help connect a child in need with up to ten meals where they live, learn, and play. We already feel so fortunate to have amazing customers who share our products as part of their family traditions. The fact that so many of our customers have also helped to make each day a little brighter for children in need throughout America makes us even more appreciative. Since 2008, more than $3.3 million has been raised by Hickory Farms customers and associates to support the No Kid Hungry® Campaign.  Thank you so much! To learn more about the No Kid Hungry campaign and to join the fight to end childhood hunger in America, visit www.NoKidHungry.org.