Snyder's-Lance to donate portion of holiday snack sales to support Toys for Tots

02 Nov, 2015, 11:00 ET from Snyder's-Lance, Inc.

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Nov. 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Snyder's-Lance, Inc. (Nasdaq-GS: LNCE), the maker of innovative, premium and better-for-you snacks, is giving shoppers another reason to celebrate the holidays with several snack offerings, including chocolate-covered pretzels, festive cookies and flavored popcorn. Partial proceeds from the company's seasonal snacks will benefit families in need through a partnership with the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation.

Select retailers will have specially-marked Toys for Tots displays with snacks from Snyder's of Hanover®, Lance®, Cape Cod®, Archway® and Stella D'oro®. For the first 500,000 packages sold, Snyder's-Lance will make a contribution to support Toys for Tots up to $25,000 through Dec. 31.

"We are very pleased to welcome Snyder's-Lance as a national corporate sponsor of the 2015 Marine Toys for Tots Campaign," said retired Marine Major Bill Grein, Vice President of the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation.  "Their community service goals certainly align with those the Marine Corps has promoted for nearly 68 years through our Toys for Tots Program. With their generous support we will be able to fulfill the Christmas holiday dreams of thousands of less fortunate children who otherwise might be forgotten."

Holiday items participating in the program include:

  • Snyder's of Hanover® Pretzel Dips® made with HERSHEY'S® chocolate in milk, white and dark chocolate varieties;
  • New Cape Cod® Popcorn Duos in two varieties of Cherry & Cinnamon and Honey Apple & Cinnamon;
  • Lance® Seasonal Favorites Cookie Sandwiches featuring Chocolate Nekot® with Mint, Nekot® with Pumpkin Cheesecake and Sprinkled Sugar Cookies with Sweet Creme fillings;
  • Archway® cookie favorites including Bells & Stars, Gingerbread Man and Wedding Cake.

"At Snyder's-Lance we have a passion for snacking as well as a passion for supporting the community," said Rod Troni, Chief Marketing Officer for Snyder's-Lance. "Anyone shopping and snacking this holiday season should feel extra satisfaction because they are helping bring joy and hope to families who are supported by Toys for Tots."

About Snyder's-Lance, Inc.

Snyder's-Lance, Inc., headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., manufactures and markets snack foods throughout the United States and internationally. Snyder's-Lance's products include pretzels, sandwich crackers, pretzel crackers, potato chips, cookies, tortilla chips, restaurant style crackers, nuts and other snacks. Snyder's-Lance has manufacturing facilities in North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Georgia, Arizona, Massachusetts, Florida, Wisconsin and Ohio. Products are sold under the Snyder's of Hanover®, Lance®, Cape Cod®, Snack Factory® Pretzel Crisps®, Late July®, Krunchers!®, Tom's®, Archway®, Jays®, Stella D'oro®, Eatsmart™, O-Ke-Doke® and other brand names. Products are distributed nationally through grocery and mass merchandisers, convenience stores, club stores, food service outlets and other channels. LNCE-G

About Toys for Tots

The Marine Toys for Tots Foundation is a not for profit organization authorized by the U.S. Marine Corps and the Department of Defense to provide fundraising and other necessary support for the annual Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program. Now in its 68th year, Toys for Tots provides joy and a message of hope to economically disadvantaged children through the gift of a new toy during the Christmas holiday season. The Marine Toys for Tots Foundation relies on individual donations from the American public as well as support from corporate sponsors.

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