OMAHA, Neb., May 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Omaha Steaks today announced that the company will sponsor a Salute OurTroops initiative throughout the month of May. Events and activities are planned to salute the members of the U.S. military, while raising funds to support the Armed Forces Foundation, a national organization that is dedicated to providing comfort and support to members of the military and their families.
Highlights of the month-long Salute our Troops campaign include:
Ten percent from the sale of specially created Omaha Steaks packages will be donated to the Armed Forces Foundation. Packages are available by calling 1-800-228-9055, online at www.omahasteaks.com or at one of the company's more than 80 retail stores nationwide.
A Homecoming Heroes Facebook Contest at www.facebook.com/omahasteaks, where people are invited to submit their heart-warming military homecoming stories for a chance to win Omaha Steaks for a year.
An in-store promotion where customers are invited to purchase paper flags at $1 each for display in the stores with all proceeds being donated to the Armed Forces Foundation.
"As a nearly 100 year-old family-owned company, we are humbled and grateful for the efforts of our military troops and their families," said President Bruce Simon. "Our goal is to show our appreciation for those who have generously sacrificed and bravely served to protect this great nation that we proudly call "home."
About Omaha Steaks
Omaha Steaks, founded in 1917, is an Omaha, Nebraska-based, fifth-generation, family-owned company that markets and distributes a wide variety of the finest quality USDA-approved, grain fed beef and other gourmet foods including seafood, pork, poultry, side dishes, appetizers, complete meals and desserts. Today, Omaha Steaks is recognized as the nation's largest direct response marketer of premium beef and gourmet foods, available to customers by calling 1-800-228-9055, online at www.OmahaSteaks.com or at retail stores nationwide.