Harry & David Donation to Soldiers' Angels Sweetens Packages for Troops' Holidays

Oct 28, 2010, 04:30 ET from Soldiers' Angels

SAN ANTONIO, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Thanks to the generosity of gourmet gifts retailer Harry & David, troops far from home this holiday season will have an extra special treat in their Soldiers' Angels care packages — Harry & David's delicious Moose Munch® Bars.

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The "Support Our Troops Moose Munch® Bar Drive" has resulted in over 115,000 bars sent to soldiers overseas in the past and is returning just in time for the 2010 winter holidays.  Harry & David stores nationwide are offering customers the opportunity to purchase two Moose Munch® bars for $4 (one bar is usually $2.50) and donate one of the two bars for the Moose Munch® Bar Drive along with a personal message to a soldier.  Soldiers' Angels will distribute this new round of bars in its Wrapped in Holiday Spirit care packages and Harry & David is assisting with shipping.

"We're delighted to support our troops on the front lines," said Steve Heyer, CEO of Harry & David. "The program gives our customers the opportunity to give back to soldiers who have already given so much of themselves for our country."

"This is a fantastic gift for deployed service members who will be so far from home during the Holidays and we are thrilled to be able to include the in our care packages," says Soldiers' Angels Founder Patti Patton-Bader.  "Moose Munch® Bars will be sure to bring a smile to the faces of these heroes."

Soldiers' Angels is aiming to send a holiday care package to every deployed service member this Holiday Season.  Care packages will include snacks, candy, hot chocolate, socks, a handmade blanket, a travel mug and a personalized note.

With a 75-year reputation for genuine farm-to-table freshness and unsurpassed artisanal quality, Harry & David is legendary for exclusive gifts such as the Fruit-of-the-Month Club® collection, featuring top-quality fruit, pampered on the tree, picked at its peak, and Moose Munch® gourmet snacks. www.harryanddavid.com

Soldiers' Angels is an award-winning 501(c)(3) with hundreds of thousands of volunteers providing aid and comfort to members of the U.S. Armed Forces, veterans and military families through a wide variety of hands-on projects and volunteerism. For more information, visit www.soldiersangels.org or call 615-676-0239.

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