Hickory Farms Honored For Exceptional Commitment to Share Our Strength's No Kid Hungry® Campaign

Specialty Food Company Receives Excellence in Corporate Leadership Award

Oct 27, 2011, 07:00 ET from Hickory Farms

MAUMEE, Ohio, Oct. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Northwest Ohio-based company, Hickory Farms, was recognized at the 2011 Share Our Strength® Conference of Leaders, held in Baltimore this month.  The Conference of Leaders brings together star volunteers, community leaders, corporate partners and supporters that have helped in the fight to end childhood hunger in America.

In recognition of Hickory Farms' dedication in raising awareness and funds for the No Kid Hungry® Campaign, the company received the Excellence in Corporate Leadership Award.

"We are honored to be recognized by Share Our Strength given their portfolio of world class partners for the No Kid Hungry Campaign," said Mark Rodriguez, CEO, Hickory Farms.  "We continue to be inspired by the positive impact the No Kid Hungry Campaign is having on the communities Share Our Strength serves.  We look forward to continuing the fight to end childhood hunger in America by 2015."

Hickory Farms is a proud partner of Share Our Strength's No Kid Hungry Campaign.  To date, the combined support of Hickory Farms and its customers has raised more than $1.1 million in the first three years of partnership.  These contributions help provide funding for summer meal programs, emergency food assistance, nutrition education and long-term solutions for families in need.

About Hickory Farms

Hickory Farms is a leading provider of specialty foods and holiday 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' 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.

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