CHARLOTTE, N.C., Jan. 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Extended Stay America hotels – the largest owner operated hotel chain in the U.S. – donated 100,000 meals to support Rachael Ray's "9 Million Meals" campaign, benefitting Feeding America and No Kid Hungry. Sunny Anderson – Food Network host and frequent guest of Extended Stay America hotels – announced the donation on The Rachael Ray Show, which aired on January 21, 2015.
"I'm so proud of what my friends at Extended Stay America hotels and my girl Rachael Ray are doing to help end hunger in this country," said Sunny Anderson. "As a cook and Food Bank of New York City board member, fighting hunger is a cause close to my heart and I know first hand what a difference 100,000 meals makes."
Extended Stay America hotels' $10,000 donation to "9 Million Meals" will be divided equally between Feeding America and No Kid Hungry, with every dollar donated helping to provide 10 meals to people struggling with hunger across the country. As the largest hotel chain with kitchens in every room and the first hotel chain to partner with a Food Network personality, Sunny Anderson, to create a hotel room cookbook, Extended Stay America has a passion for food.
"One of Extended Stay America hotel's core values is caring for the communities in which we live and serve. Even a basic necessity like food is something so many of us take for granted; it's important to remember those in need and do everything we can to help," said Terry Atkins, senior director of marketing communications for Extended Stay America.
To join Extended Stay America in supporting Rachael Ray's "9 Million Meals" initiative, visit: www.rachaelrayshow.com/9millionmeals/19561_a_surprise_from_sunny_and_extended_stay_america/ and share with your friends on Facebook and Twitter using #cookwithESA and #9MillionMeals.
For more information on Extended Stay America visit www.extendedstayamerica.com and to learn more about 9 Million Meals go to www.rachaelrayshow.com/food/18545_learn_all_about_9_million_meals/
About Extended Stay America
Extended Stay America, Inc., the largest owner/operator of company-branded hotels in North America, owns and operates 682 hotels in the U.S. and Canada comprising approximately 76,200 rooms and employs approximately 10,000 employees in its hotel properties and headquarters. The Company owns and operates hotels under the core brand Extended Stay America®, which serves the mid-priced extended stay segment, and other brands. Visit www.extendedstay.com for more information about the Company and its services.
About The Rachael Ray Show
RACHAEL RAY, the 2008 and 2009 Emmy® Award-winning Outstanding Talk Show, is distributed and produced by CBS Television Distribution in association with Harpo Productions, Scripps Networks and Watch Entertainment. Janet Annino is the Executive Producer. CBS Television Distribution is a unit of CBS Corp.
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