SELMA, Texas, Nov. 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Fisher® nuts announced a statewide campaign to bring Texas communities together to help feed families in need this holiday season. In its fourth year partnering with Feeding Texas for the Fisher Shares & Cares campaign, Fisher is donating $40,000 that will be used to help feed 400,000 Texas residents throughout the holidays.
Texans from across the state can help Fisher package meals for families in need by participating in one of five Fisher Shares & Cares Volunteer Day events on November 18th, 2015. Events will be held at the North Texas Food Bank in Dallas, Houston Food Bank, San Antonio Food Bank, Food Bank of West Central Texas in Abilene and the High Plains Food Bank in Amarillo. Those interested in helping make a positive impact in their communities can sign up to volunteer on November 18th by contacting the nearest participating local Feeding Texas food bank. In San Antonio, Fisher employees from the Selma plant will join their community at the San Antonio Food Bank. Fisher will provide snacks, refreshments and t-shirts at the volunteer events.
"There are so many families in Texas that have to make difficult choices between affording food and other needs," said Neeraj Sharma, the Selma, Texas plant operations manager for John B. Sanfilippo & Son, Inc., the manufacturer and distributor of Fisher nuts products. "With the holidays approaching, we're eager to join together with the community to help make an impact across the state."
Feeding Texas member food banks distributed enough food for 284 million meals in 2014 nourishing over three million Texans through a statewide network of 3,000 soup kitchens, food pantries and local agencies. The organization also helps food banks build the capacity to end hunger by managing statewide food sourcing and purchasing programs, offering expert technical assistance and training, and spreading food bank innovations and best practices statewide.
"There are over 1.7 million Texas families living in food insecure homes, so we are very grateful for the ongoing support from Fisher," said Celia Cole, Chief Executive Officer at Feeding Texas. "This contribution will help provide meals to thousands of deserving families right in time for Thanksgiving."
Texans can help get the word out about this campaign and show how they're giving back to the community this holiday season by sharing photos with the hashtag #Nuts4Texas. For more information on the November 18 events, contact Riva Budowsky at Rbudowsky@bluechipww.com.
For over 90 years, Fisher® nuts has been providing consumers with high quality and delicious nut products for recipes and snacking. Recipe-ready ingredients from Fisher feature a convenient stand-up, re-sealable bag. Fisher also offers a variety of snack nuts. For more information, including hundreds of delicious recipes, promotional offers and more, visit www.Fishernuts.com.
About John B. Sanfilippo & Son, Inc.
John B. Sanfilippo & Son, Inc., (NASDAQ: JBSS), founded in 1922, is a leading processor, marketer and distributor of baking nuts, snack nuts and nut-based products that are sold in multiple distribution channels. Our products can be found under the Fisher®, Orchard Valley Harvest® and Sunshine Country® brand names and a variety of private brands.
About Feeding Texas Feeding Texas, formerly known as the Texas Food Bank Network (TFBN) is a statewide, 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Our mission is to lead a unified effort for a hunger-free Texas. We move millions of hungry Texans toward food security through a statewide network of food banks; strengthen the collective response to hunger through collaboration and scaling success; and lead the public conversation needed to solve hunger in Texas.