SAN RAFAEL, Calif., March 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Annie Chun's, Inc., the leading producer of healthy, all-natural Pan-Asian foods, today announced the extension of its four-year charitable partnership with World Food Program USA (WFP USA) to help support the life-saving work of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and its fight against world hunger. As part of the partnership, from now through June 30, Annie Chun's will match every donation made to WFP USA, from 25 cents to $25,000.00, at www.1bowl.org. All donations received will go toward providing nutritious meals for hungry children.
Individuals who are interested in helping may also contribute by redeeming Annie Chun's 50-cent off coupons that are found inside the wrappers of its all-natural Soup and Noodle Bowls, at www.1bowl.org, or on the brand's Facebook page. Each time a coupon is redeemed, Annie Chun's will automatically donate 50 cents to WFP USA, which is enough to provide two children with a nutritious meal.
"Providing healthy meals and making a positive global impact are core values for Annie Chun's and we are honored to continue our partnership with World Food Program USA in support of its incredible efforts to help alleviate the devastating reality of hunger," said Diana Wang, director of marketing for Annie Chun's. "Annie Chun's is the number one soup brand in the all-natural channel, so we feel fortunate to be able to continue making significant impact to this cause by offering a convenient way for consumers to provide nutrition to hungry children, one bowl at a time."
"More than 925 million people worldwide, most of whom are women and children, do not have enough to eat—which is more than the populations of the U.S., Canada and the European Union combined," said Rick Leach, President and CEO of World Food Program USA. "Through our alliance with Annie Chun's over the past four years, we have been able to feed more than 125,000 hungry children and we are grateful to have the opportunity to continue working together to provide nutritious meals for children facing chronic hunger."
Annie Chun's gourmet Soup and Noodle Bowls are 100 percent all-natural and have no MSG or preservatives. Available in seven authentic varieties including Chinese Chicken, Hot and Sour, Korean Kimchi, Miso, Thai Tom Yum, Udon or Vietnamese Pho, the Soup Bowls offer a healthy and convenient meal option. Annie Chun's Noodle Bowls are served in a variety of six delicious sauces including Garlic Scallion, Korean Sweet Chili, Kung Pao, Pad Thai, Peanut Sesame and Teriyaki. Annie Chun's is available in traditional grocery and natural specialty stores nationwide, including Whole Foods, Trader Joe's, Target, Safeway, Kroger and Walmart. Please visit www.anniechun.com for more information.
About World Food Program USA
World Food Program USA (WFP USA) is a U.S.-based nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that focuses on building support in the United States for the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and other hunger relief operations. WFP USA unites organizations and individuals committed to solving world hunger. Our education, advocacy, and fundraising efforts in the United States support WFP's life-saving global food assistance and development programs. To learn more visit www.wfpusa.org or to learn more about how WFP helps the world's children, please watch this informative video available at http://www.wfp.org/videos/fighting-hunger-worldwide.
About Annie Chun's
Annie Chun's is the leading producer of all-natural, gourmet Pan-Asian foods and sauces dedicated to providing consumers with simple, convenient meal solutions through innovative product offerings and unique flavor profiles that unlock a sense of worldliness with every bite. In 2005, Annie Chun's forged a strategic partnership with CJ Corp., Korea's largest food producer, strengthening the company's commitment to creating all-natural, great tasting products that promote good health and further the company's goal of introducing new and exciting Asian foods to the American consumer. The complete line of innovative, premium goods provides a variety of options such as vegetarian, organic and gluten-free to adapt to dietary restrictions or preferences. Annie Chun's All-Natural Sauces, Noodles, Asian Meal Starters, Noodle Bowls, Soup Bowls, Noodle Express, Sushi Wraps, Rice Express, Organic Potstickers, All-Natural Mini Wontons, and Seaweed Snacks are available nationwide in gourmet, natural and mass market grocers such as Whole Foods, Safeway, Mollie Stone's, Fairway Market, Gelson's, Giant Foods, King Soopers, Fred Meyer, Kroger, Jewel, Meijer, Publix, Ralphs SuperTarget, and many others coast to coast. www.anniechun.com.
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