CHICAGO, Jan. 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Home Chef, the Chicago-based meal-kit delivery service, today announced a partnership with Heifer International. Through this partnership Home Chef will donate up to 15 percent of proceeds from select meals ordered by customers to those in need.
Heifer International's partnership with Home Chef begins with menu items available today and runs through the end of February.
This campaign follows a Home Chef charitable initiative in late 2016 when Home Chef customers donated $80,000 to the Midwest Food Bank to support families around the company's Chicago headquarters and throughout the Midwest and Southeast United States.
"Nearly 50 million Americans live in households that lack the means to eat enough nutritious food regularly," said Pat Vihtelic, Founder and CEO of Home Chef. "As innovators in the food industry, we are excited to help address this overwhelming issue and to partner with forward-thinking charities like Heifer International."
"Heifer International is proud to partner with Home Chef and grateful to their customers for supporting our mission to end hunger and poverty," said Linda Rogers, Director of Corporate Marketing Alliances.
Heifer International takes a different approach to ending hunger by helping rural communities in the U.S. and around the world lift themselves out of poverty through farming. The charity provides animals and training to small scale farmers to both increase nutrition and create reliable income through the sale of agricultural products such as milk and eggs.
About Home Chef
Home Chef is the second largest U.S.-based meal kit delivery service providing fresh ingredients and easy-to-follow recipes to households across the U.S. Home Chef offers a variety of familiar home-cooked recipes through its weekly menu. Home Chef customers select their desired recipes and the company delivers everything needed to create home-cooked meals in about 30 minutes. Home Chef currently delivers nearly 2.5 million meals per month. For more information on Home Chef, visit www.homechef.com or follow on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
About Heifer International
Heifer's mission is to end hunger and poverty while caring for the Earth. For more than 70 years, Heifer International has provided livestock and environmentally sound agricultural training to improve the lives of those who struggle daily for reliable sources of food and income. Heifer is currently working in nearly 30 countries, including the United States, to help families and communities become more self-reliant. Heifer's goal is to help 4 million families achieve living incomes by 2020, which will allow them to feed their families daily; educate all their children; and have proper housing, water, hygiene and other essential resources. For information, visit Heifer.org, read our blog, follow us on Facebook, on Twitter or call 888.5HUNGER (888.548.6437).
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