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   Produce For Kids Kicks Off Second Annual Holiday Meal Drive To Support Feeding America’s Disaster Relief Efforts
by Produce for KidsĀ®
Posted: Monday, November 13, 2017 at 9:08AM EST

ORLANDO, FL – During the holiday season, Produce for Kids will donate one meal* to aid in Feeding America’s® disaster relief efforts for every share of its Holiday Meal Drive Facebook post and new Produce for Kids Facebook fan. Produce for Kids’ first Holiday Meal Drive took place during the 2016 holiday season and helped to secure 15,223 meals for families in need through Feeding America.

“After the success of our first Holiday Meal Drive last year, we knew it only made sense to launch the holiday-centric campaign again in 2017,” said Trish James, vice president, Produce for Kids. “Knowing people affected by recent disasters are still rebuilding and are still in need, we made the decision to donate directly to these relief efforts.”  

To help raise awareness of the Holiday Meal Drive, Produce for Kids has planned a targeted social media campaign, dedicated e-newsletters, blog posts and more. Throughout the drive, Produce for Kids will be partnering with bloggers to encourage families to complete a random act of kindness during the holiday season. In addition, the Produce for Kids team, including blog contributors, will be volunteering at local Feeding America food banks for Giving Tuesday. 

“During the holidays, we see messaging everywhere about giving back to people in need. With the Holiday Meal Drive, we’ve made it easy for individuals to do just that,” continues James. “With one click, they can provide a meal to someone who has been affected by recent natural disasters.” 

Produce for Kids was recently recognized as a Feeding America Mission Partner based on the substantial philanthropic investments Produce for Kids made during the 2016-2017 Fiscal Year. Produce for Kids’ programs have provided more than 7 million meals to families in need through the Feeding America network of 200 food banks and expects to provide 5.5 million meals over the next two years. 

Meals raised through the Holiday Meal Drive will go to areas affected by recent hurricanes, including Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico, as well as the recent wildfires in California. Through in-store and online programs over the last 15 years, Produce for Kids has donated more than $6 million to charities like Feeding America that benefit families and children. 

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*Each $1 donated to Feeding America provides 10 meals. 

About Produce for Kids® 

Produce for Kids® believes in creating a healthier generation. As a cause marketing organization, Produce for Kids creates programs that provide easy, fun, and inspiring recipes. Since its creation in 2002 by Shuman Produce Inc., Produce for Kids has raised more than $6 million to benefit children and families. To learn more about Produce for Kids and healthy eating, visit www.produceforkids.comFacebookTwitterPinterest or Instagram.

About Feeding America

Feeding America® is the largest hunger-relief organization in the Unites States. Through a network of 200 food banks and 60,000 food pantries and meal programs, we provide meals to more than 46 million people each year. Feeding America also supports programs that prevent food waste and 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 www.feedingamerica.org, find us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.

Source: Produce for Kids® 


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