Join Hickory Farms and No Kid Hungry on Giving Tuesday

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.

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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 crisis. If you would like to learn more about how you can help out, visit No Kid Hungry’s website.

As you prepare to share the holidays with beloved family members and friends, it’s important to reach out to those less fortunate in our community. Giving locally can help combat hunger and poverty right in your own hometown. Remember that each of us can make a positive contribution to childhood hunger by donating to a worthy cause this holiday season.

No Kid Hungry – Taste of the Nation Toledo

Source: No Kid Hungry

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.

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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 in the region include The Aurora House, Toledo Northwestern Ohio Food Bank, Toledo Day Nursery and Toledo GROWS.

Tickets for this event are on sale now. To ensure your spot, act quickly. The event is limited to 400 tickets. After March 15, the cost of admission increases from $150 to $175.

Taste of the Nation Toledo is a great opportunity to enjoy the amazing flavors of Toledo, while making a difference in the community. We hope you’ll grab your ticket and help Hickory Farms support this amazing cause.

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.