Join Hickory Farms and No Kid Hungry on Giving Tuesday

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Hickory Farms invites all of our customers to join us in the fight against childhood hunger. We’ve designated Dec. 2 as “Giving Day,” and we encourage everyone to mark their calendars and make a donation of $1, $3, $5, or $10 to Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry® campaign, which works to help end childhood hunger in the U.S. Source: No Kid Hungry  It’s hard to believe that more than 16 million children in the U.S. go to bed hungry, but poverty and lack of resources are making this situation a reality for many families. Part of the problem stems from a lack of awareness about the issue. To combat this, Hickory Farms will be hosting a Twitter discussion on Dec. 1st to help raise awareness at home. Past efforts by Hickory Farms to raise funds include Taste of the Nation Toledo, among many others. For the past six years, we’ve been active partners with No Kid Hungry, working to make a difference in the lives of hungry families. Together with our customers, Hickory Farms’ partnership with the campaign has raised over $3.3 million dollars. These donations have gone a long way towards funding worthwhile community programs that provide emergency food aid, summer meal programs, education about nutrition and other long-term solutions for families in …
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Corporate Party Ideas for the Holidays

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Throwing your employees a Thanksgiving party is a great way to let them know how much you appreciate all of their hard work. This year, you can make your corporate party extra special with these simple party planning tips. Time and Place The holidays are a busy time for most people. Therefore, you’ll want to make sure that both the time and place work for everybody. You should pick a location that’s festive and centrally located for employees. If you decide to host an office party, make sure to go the extra mile with your decor to give the event a boost of festivity. Next, select a time that won’t overlap with family activities. Try scheduling the party a day or two before Thanksgiving or, if you want to have the party on Thanksgiving, select a time that doesn’t conflict with dinner. Theme When choosing the party’s decor, try sticking to a theme. A fall harvest is a simple idea with tons of possibilities. Try decorating with fall squashes, carved pumpkins and a bouquet of leafy greens. An apple theme can also give you great ideas for fun decorations, delicious food and beverage pairings. Activities Plan a few activities to ensure that everyone will have a good time. You can compile a list of fun …
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5 Spectacular Side Dishes for Thanksgiving Dinner

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While turkey may be the star of your Thanksgiving dinner, it can’t truly shine without a few tasty accompaniments. Modernized side dishes can give your family celebration a unique (and scrumptious!) twist. Wow your family’s taste buds this year with these five spectacular side dishes inspired by Hickory Farms gourmet turkey sausage. Source: Better Homes and Gardens Seasonal Produce Celebrate your region’s seasonal bounty with a vegetable dish that will make you thankful for this year’s harvest. Simply roast a collection of fall produce, like squash and beets, and toss the veggies in vinaigrette made with our Honey & Pineapple Mustard, lemon juice and maple syrup. Source: Iain Bagwell via Southern Living Zesty Cranberry Sauce Gourmet turkey just doesn’t taste as good without a side of cranberry sauce. Make a delicious dish for your table by cooking down fresh berries with port, orange liqueur and a pinch of zest from our Navel Oranges. Source: Iain Bagwell via Southern Living Modern Ambrosia Although ambrosia salad has long been a staple on Thanksgiving tables across the country, you can give yours a modern twist by adding slices of grapefruit, Navel Oranges, celery and avocado. Serve the salad over arugula and then top it with a coconut-based dressing and our mixed nuts. …
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