SAN DIEGO, Dec. 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- In its continuing efforts to support its local communities, FTD Companies, Inc.'s (Nasdaq: FTD) Shari's Berries®, announces a partnership with Feeding America®, the nationwide network of food banks and leading domestic hunger-relief organization. The initiative includes a special collection of Shari's Berries gourmet treats with a portion benefiting Feeding America, weekly fresh strawberry donations and employee food drives across the nation.
Shari's Berries delivers happiness for the holidays in many forms. Starting on #GivingTuesday, Shari's Berries will contribute a portion* of proceeds from sales of their "Feeding America Collection" featured at www.berries.com/feedingamerica to Feeding America between Dec. 1, 2015 and Dec. 17, 2015. The carefully curated collection features an assortment of delicious gourmet-dipped berries along with fresh fruit and a snacks gift basket.
"We are excited to share the joy people get when they receive Shari's Berries with others! That's why we are thrilled to partner with Feeding America and help fight hunger. We believe our customers will want to help as well, so we made it easy for them to send an unforgettable gift experience while helping families this holiday," said FTD Consumer Division President Anne Saunders.
According to the USDA, 48 million people, including more than 15 million children, are food insecure and unsure of where they'll find their next meal. As part of its continued pledge to give back to the local communities where it operates, Shari's Berries multi-faceted partnership aims to reduce this startling statistic.
"As families gather together this holiday season, it is hard to believe that one in seven Americans will struggle with food insecurity," said Nancy Curby, vice president of corporate partnerships at Feeding America. "It is with the support from partners like Shari's Berries that our network will be able to provide more fresh, nutritious strawberries and essential food to families in need across the country."
Shari's Berries dips the freshest berries and treats in delicious and imaginative toppings and decorations, perfect for sending as a gift or sharing with family and friends for the holidays. To learn more about Shari's Berries and how to help in their efforts to fight hunger in America, visit www.berries.com/feedingamerica.
*Shari's Berries will donate $1 to Feeding America® for every specially-marked product purchased between Dec.1, 2105 and Dec. 17, 2015 up to a maximum of $20,000. $1 helps provide 11 meals secured by Feeding America® on behalf of local member food banks. More information on Feeding America can be found at www.feedingamerica.org.
About Shari's Berries® Shari's Berries, an FTD Companies, Inc. brand, is famous for its decadent, gourmet-dipped berries and treats. Shari's Berries dips the freshest berries and treats in delicious and imaginative toppings and decorations, and then beautifully hand wraps them to deliver the highest-quality gifts. The online company sends every order out with express delivery so products arrive fresh, delicious and on-time for every single order, guaranteed. From the everyday to the most special of days, Shari's Berries promises a thoughtful and convenient experience to make gift givers heroes in the eyes of their loved ones.
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.
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