MEDFORD, Ore., Nov. 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Harry & David, America's first choice for gifting, entertaining, and everyday delights, today launches its semiannual "Moose Munch® Bars for the Troops" program in honor of Veterans Day. As part of a semiannual promotion with Soldiers' Angels, a non-profit agency that ships care packages to soldiers, the program allows families, friends, and supporters of our troops in the U.S. armed forces to send Harry & David® Moose Munch® treats to servicemen and women overseas.
From November 11, 2015 until December 24, 2015, Harry & David retail stores nationwide will offer customers the opportunity to purchase Moose Munch® Bars and give them to servicemen and women with a personalized message. Since the inception of the program in Spring of 2010, nearly 440,000 Moose Munch® Bars have been shipped to Army, Navy, Marine, Air Force and National Guard personnel overseas, as well to veterans and their families nationwide.
"Our ongoing collaboration with Soldiers' Angels for the Moose Munch® Bars for the Troops program is one we hold close to our hearts. Together, we are able to help give a little something back to those who give it their all to serve our country," said Steve Lightman, President of Harry & David. "It is seemingly impossible to show our soldiers the amount of gratitude and appreciation we have for them, so we're happy to at least be a part of something that can help bring a smile to their faces by reminding them of home."
When a consumer decides to send a Moose Munch® Bar as part of the program, each bar and note are packaged with a plastic spoon and sent to Soldiers' Angels to be dispersed to military bases abroad, as well as to local U.S.-based military families. At many military bases, the 100-degree heat melts the signature chocolate, caramel popcorn, and nuts confection into a lusciously gooey treat that makes it easy for our soldiers to enjoy the sweet taste of home. Most perishable dessert items cannot be shipped abroad, but Moose Munch® Bars continue to be one of the most requested items from soldiers serving overseas.
Harry & David also offers a 15% discount to servicemen and women year-round, both in stores and online, at www.military.com/discounts/harry-and-david-military-discount, in addition to a full selection of gourmet care packages for soldiers that ship to military bases abroad.
Moose Munch® Bars retail for $2.95 each, or two for $5.00. For Harry & David store locations nationwide, visit Harry & David's store locator at http://www.harryanddavid.com/h/storelocator. For additional information on the Harry & David brand, visit us at www.HarryandDavid.com, connect with us at www.facebook.com/HarryandDavid, or follow us on www.twitter.com/HarryandDavid.
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