MIAMI, June 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- LG Electronics USA and No Kid Hungry stirred up activity in Miami at "Taste of the Nation Miami" for No Kid Hungry, bringing together the city's top chefs, mixologists and tastemakers to raise awareness about childhood hunger and educate families about healthy cooking and eating habits. A premier national partner of No Kid Hungry, LG is the official home appliance partner of the Taste of the Nation culinary fundraising series being held from coast to coast.
"Millions of our nation's children are struggling with hunger, with one in three at risk here in Miami," said Debbie Shore, co-founder of Share Our Strength, the non-profit behind the No Kid Hungry campaign. "But hunger doesn't exist because of a lack of food or even programs. We have hunger because of a lack of access to food, which becomes even more challenging with school out for the summer. And that's what the No Kid Hungry campaign is all about – connecting kids to the food they need to grow and thrive."
Kicking off the weekend with Taste of the Nation Miami at SOHO Studios on Friday night, LG served healthy, tasty treats to adults as they explored the LG kitchen, featuring the company's new Black Stainless Steel Series of refrigerators, ranges, dishwashers and microwaves. The new kitchen suite incorporates a warm, satin-smooth and sophisticated finish that is also fingerprint and smudge resistant, making it easier than ever to have a kitchen that is both attractive, kid-friendly and effortless to maintain.
"Working towards a future where every struggling child has access to the food they need is no small feat," said David VanderWaal, vice president of marketing, LG Electronics USA. "By working with No Kid Hungry and driving awareness through the Taste of the Nation events, we are making small yet powerful steps towards a brighter and healthier future for all."
To date, through its 2016 partnership with No Kid Hungry, LG Electronics USA has provided 1.5 million meals for children facing hunger. Taste of the Nation Miami builds on momentum from similar events raising awareness about childhood hunger in Washington, New York and Los Angeles. LG also will participate in the Taste of the Nation Chicago event on Oct. 5.
At Taste of the Nation Miami, to help bring LG's new kitchen suite to life for Miami-Dade County taste-makers, LG's Virtual Kitchen Design Tool helped attendees envision how seamlessly LG's Black Stainless Steel Series fits into a variety of kitchen designs. This online kitchen configurator has more than 1.2 million possible kitchen layouts giving users the freedom to customize the cabinets, backsplash, counters, floors and paint colors across classic, contemporary and modern farmhouse kitchen styles. The design tool showcases the versatility of LG's newest kitchen suite and helps educate consumers on how to design around a new appliance finish that provides a unique twist to traditional stainless steel.
To learn more about LG Electronics and No Kid Hungry's partnership, please visit LG.com/US/NoKidHungry. For more information on LG's Virtual Kitchen Design tool, please visit LG.com/us/discover/black-stainless-steel-series.
About LG Electronics USA
LG Electronics USA, Inc., based in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., is the North American subsidiary of LG Electronics, Inc., a $49 billion global force and technology leader in home appliances, consumer electronics and mobile communications. LG Electronics, a proud 2016 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year, sells a range of stylish and innovative home appliances, home entertainment products, mobile phones, commercial displays, air conditioning systems and solar energy solutions in the United States, all under LG's "Life's Good" marketing theme. For more news and information on LG Electronics, please visit www.LG.com.
About No Kid Hungry
No child should go hungry in America, but 1 in 5 kids will face hunger this year. Using proven, practical solutions, No Kid Hungry is ending childhood hunger today by ensuring that kids start the day with a nutritious breakfast, are able to get the nutrition they need during the summertime and families learn the skills they need to shop and cook on a budget. When we all work together, we can make sure kids get the healthy food they need. No Kid Hungry is a campaign of national anti-hunger organization Share Our Strength. Join us at NoKidHungry.org.
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