Hickory Farms Helps 38 Local Communities Fight Hunger Associates Volunteer Across the Country for Company Day of Service

TOLEDO, Ohio, Oct. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Today and tomorrow, Hickory Farms, the specialty food and holiday gift retailer, is participating in a day of service program for the fourth year in a row. As part of the company's ongoing commitment to end childhood hunger, Hickory Farms is teaming up with non-profits in 38 cities across the country to help feed families in need. Over the next two days, nearly 200 associates will dedicate 800 hours to their communities by sorting food for local charities and organizations.

"We are incredibly honored to be serving so many great organizations throughout America who make a difference in the fight against childhood hunger," says Mark S. Rodriguez, CEO of Hickory Farms.  "The Hickory Farms Day of Service allows us to give back in a meaningful way."

Hickory Farms is a partner of Share Our Strength®, a leading national not-for-profit organization working to end childhood hunger in North America. Hickory Farms and its customers have donated more than $1.9MM to Share Our Strength's No Kid Hungry® campaign over the past four years. The Hickory Farms team has donated approximately 4,000 hours of service. 

This year, Hickory Farms will be volunteering in the following cities on Thursday, October 4th and Friday, October 5th:

  • Phoenix, AZ
  • Minneapolis, MN
  • Fresno, CA
  • St. Louis, MO
  • Sacramento, CA
  • Moss Point, MS
  • San Diego, CA
  • Missoula, MT
  • Van Nuys, CA
  • Minot, ND
  • Denver, CO
  • Omaha, NE
  • Tallahassee, FL
  • Buffalo, NY
  • Tampa, FL
  • Cleveland, OH
  • Springfield, IL
  • Toledo, OH
  • Louisville, KY
  • Oklahoma City, OK
  • Springfield, MA
  • Tulsa, OK
  • Hagerstown, MD
  • Beaverton, OR
  • Detroit, MI
  • Portland, OR
  • Roseburg, OR 
  • Houston, TX
  • Harrisburg, PA
  • San Antonio, TX
  • Rapid City, SD
  • Anacortes, WA
  • Nashville, TN
  • Auburn, WA
  • Dallas, TX
  • Kennewick, WA
  • Fort Worth, TX
  • Spokane, WA

For more information, please visit HickoryFarms.com.

About Hickory Farms
Hickory Farms is a leading provider of specialty foods and specialty food gifts. A focus on personalized service has kept Hickory Farms products popular on gift lists since 1951. Millions of North American customers choose Hickory Farms' award winning savory sausages, favorite cheeses and other gourmet goods for their loved ones each holiday season. The company's signature products and eco-friendly gift boxes can be found online, in catalogs, in leading supermarkets and in retail shopping centers throughout the holiday season. For more information, please visit http://www.hickoryfarms.com/.

About Share Our Strength
Share Our Strength®, a national nonprofit, is ending childhood hunger in America by connecting children with the nutritious food they need to lead healthy, active lives. Through its No Kid Hungry® Campaign—a national effort to end childhood hunger in America by 2015—Share Our Strength ensures children in need are enrolled in effective federal nutrition programs; invests in community organizations fighting hunger; teaches families how to cook healthy, affordable meals; and builds public-private partnerships to end childhood hunger, at the state and city level. Working closely with the culinary industry and relying on the strength of its volunteers, Share Our Strength hosts innovative culinary fundraising events and develops pioneering cause marketing campaigns that support No Kid Hungry. Visit Strength.org to get involved.

SOURCE Hickory Farms



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