CHICAGO, May 24, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Feeding America®, the nation's largest domestic hunger relief organization, and French's® announces a national effort to help children and families who struggle with hunger. For every specially-marked bottle of French's Mustard sold between April 18 and November 30, and specially-marked bottles of French's Ketchup sold between April 18 and December 31, one meal* will be donated to the Feeding America nationwide network of 200 food banks.
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More than 48 million people in America struggle with food insecurity, including 15 million children – at a life stage when food is critical to healthy growth and development. Food insecurity is defined as a lack of access, at times, to enough food for an active, healthy life, according to the USDA. It is an issue that affects every single county in our country.
"Food insecurity all too often goes unseen, but every day, millions of people in America are faced with insufficient food for themselves or their families," said Diana Aviv, CEO of Feeding America. "Through this partnership with French's, our nationwide network of food banks is better able to help fill this gap. This initiative not only helps to bring national attention to the massive problem of hunger in the U.S., but also provides everyone the opportunity to fight hunger in their local communities."
Partnering with companies like French's, which has made supporting local communities a core part of its business, is crucial in combatting food insecurity. With the public's support, French's will raise the equivalent of 12 million meals to support the Feeding America network and the millions of people it serves throughout the country. For every specially-marked bottle of French's Mustard and Ketchup purchased, shoppers will help to secure one meal* on behalf of a Feeding America member food bank in that community. Qualifying French's products bear the Feeding America logo in stores nationwide.
"We're proud to continue our partnership with Feeding America, an organization whose work aligns so closely with our mission to help and support our communities," said Elliott Penner, president of The French's Food Company. "Our French's Promise is about giving people products with real ingredients, a taste they love and ensuring we're helping our communities, including making sure everyone has enough food to eat."
For more information, visit www.frenchs.com/our-promise/.
*For every bottle purchased, French's will donate the monetary equivalent of 1 meal ($0.09) to Feeding America on behalf of its food bank network. Feeding America's efficiency and the generosity of its in-kind food donors, paired with the financial contribution of French's, help make this possible.
About Feeding America
Feeding America is the nationwide network of 200 food banks that leads the fight against hunger in the United States. Together, we provide food to more than 46 million people through 60,000 food pantries and meal programs in communities across America. Feeding America also supports programs that 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.
About The French's Food Company
The French's Food Company, a global food company with offices and manufacturing locations in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Brazil, France and Mexico, has been bringing great flavor to people for more than 100 years. The company still crafts trusted foods using simple ingredients of the highest quality.
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