Produce for Kids to Donate to Feeding America® Through Holiday Season
ORLANDO, FL - This holiday season, Produce for Kids has announced that for each new like on their Facebook and Instagram pages they will donate one meal to Feeding America, up to 55,000, during their first Holiday Meal Drive.
“We will be calling on our current fans, partners, blog contributors and our registered dietitians to help us drive meals through social shares and messaging,” said Trish James, Vice President of Produce for Kids. “It will be a team effort, but we know we work with a fan base of people who are just as passionate as we are about giving back.”
The company stated in a press release that according to the USDA, one in eight people in the U.S. struggle with hunger. Produce for Kids has raised $5.9 million for children and families in need since 2002, and more than $408,000 for Feeding America—the nation’s largest hunger-relief organization.
Produce for Kids was recently recognized as a Feeding America Guiding Partner and will be recognized on the Feeding America website in 2017. In addition to the Holiday Meal Drive, Produce for Kids will continue to promote the sale of “Healthy Family Classics 50 Registered Dietitian-Approved Recipes from Our Kitchen to Yours” cookbook through the holidays. All proceeds from the cookbook are donated to Feeding America programs that benefit children and families.
“Holiday celebrations this time of year revolve around families and friends gathering at the dinner table. Unfortunately, not every family in the U.S. is able to have the bountiful food that many of us enjoy,” continued James. “We wanted to ensure we are doing everything we can to make a positive impact for families this time of year."
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Throughout the season, Produce for Kids will be sharing healthy holiday recipes and will host two Twitter parties to focus on both healthy holiday meals and driving new likes to their Facebook and Instagram pages.
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