Gallo® Family Vineyards Transforms Holiday Entertaining Into An Opportunity To Give Back

Cork Collection Program Benefits Meals On Wheels Association of America's Hunger Relief Efforts

Nov 12, 2012, 10:00 ET from Gallo Family Vineyards

MODESTO, Calif., Nov. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- This holiday season, Gallo Family Vineyards invites Americans to help raise $100,000 to fight senior hunger with the Every Cork Counts campaign.  For the third year in a row, the family-owned winery has partnered with the Meals On Wheels Association of America to help provide relief to the more than 8 million seniors affected by hunger every day. Taking part is as easy as uncorking a bottle of wine.

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Corks from any of Gallo Family Vineyard's great tasting wines can be mailed back to the winery to benefit the Meals On Wheels Association of America efforts to end senior hunger. For every cork received from August 1 to December 31, 2012, a $5 donation, up to $90,000, will be made to Meals On Wheels. An additional $10,000 will be donated through Gallo Family Vineyard's Facebook page where fans can make a difference by playing a fun, interactive game.

"We are proud to have Gallo Family Vineyards support the work of Meals On Wheels," said Stephanie Gallo, a third generation Gallo family member. "For the third year in a row, the Every Cork Counts program allows our family to help the millions of seniors who needlessly face the threat of hunger every day."

The Meals On Wheels Association of America is the oldest and largest national organization composed of  and representing local, community-based Senior Nutrition Programs. These programs deliver more than one million meals a day with the help of nearly 2.2 million volunteers. The Every Cork Counts program is a simple, yet impactful way for all Americans to support the cause and give back during the holidays. With this year's program Gallo Family Vineyards will have raised more than $150,000 for Meals On Wheels Association of America.

To make a cork count, cork(s) should be mailed to Every Cork Counts, P.O. Box 1154, Grand Rapids, MN 55745-1154. Participants are encouraged to use a padded or bubble envelope or tuf-pak to mail cork(s) with sufficient First Class postage. All corks must be postmarked between August 1, 2012 and December 31, 2012 and received by January 10, 2013.

For more information on how to participate or to track the progress of the program, please visit: or

About Gallo Family Vineyards:
Gallo Family Vineyards has been family owned and operated for over 75 years, and the Gallo Family stands behind the quality of every bottle with our Best Taste Promise. Our family of wines (suggested retail price of $4.99 for 750-ml bottles, $8.99 for 1.5-liter bottles, $5.99 for 187-mL four-pack) includes sixteen fruit forward, approachable styles at an affordable price: Moscato, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, White Zinfandel, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio, Pinot Noir, White Merlot, Sweet Red, Hearty Burgundy, Sweet Chardonnay, Cafe Zinfandel, Sangria, Pink Moscato, and Red Moscato. For more information visit or call 1-877-425-5696.

About Meals On Wheels Association of America:
The Meals On Wheels Association of America (MOWAA) is the oldest and largest national organization in the United States representing those programs that provide meals to people in need. MOWAA's mission is to end senior hunger by 2020. To obtain more information about MOWAA or to locate a local MOWAA program, visit the MOWAA website at

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