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ATLANTA, Dec. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- HoneyBaked* is sharing in the season of giving by continuing its partnership with Feeding America, the nation's leading hunger-relief organization. More than 49 million Americans live in food insecure households, according to the USDA, including 15.9 million children. Food insecurity exists in every county in America.
"Since we launched our partnership with Feeding America three years ago, we've donated 1.3 million meals," said Maggie DeCan, COO of HoneyBaked. "Hunger is a real issue and we are continuing to do what we can to help those in need not only during the holiday but throughout the year."
The thousands of customers who will walk into HoneyBaked stores in the days leading up to Christmas will have an opportunity to help provide meals to local food banks across the country by contributing to HoneyBaked's partnership with Feeding America. Each dollar donated until Jan. 5, 2014 will help provide nine meals to local food banks across the country.
HoneyBaked stores will accept register donations at its more than 400 retail store nationwide, and 100 percent of donations will support Feeding America and its local member food banks. Each store will be offering extended holiday hours, opening early and closing late, through Dec. 24.
"This Christmas, Americans will gather around the table with family and friends to enjoy a meal, give thanks and recognize blessings," said Leah Ray, vice president of corporate partnerships at Feeding America. "What we can't forget is that millions of Americans may go hungry this holiday season, which is exactly what HoneyBaked and Feeding America are teaming up to fight against. We are thankful for the generous donations of HoneyBaked's customers who demonstrate the true meaning of the holiday season. Their donations will put a meal on another family's table that otherwise may have gone hungry."
Hours vary by locations, so customers are encouraged to visit honeybaked.com for specific hours and store locations. To find out how you can help fight hunger in your community, visit www.feedingamerica.org.
*The Original HoneyBaked Ham Co. of GA
HoneyBaked, whose mission is, "Celebrating life, one meal at a time," was founded in 1957 and is a premium food retailer known for the most flavorful, moist and tender Honey Baked Hams and Turkey Breasts you'll find anywhere, as well as a host of other fully cooked entrees, side items and desserts. HoneyBaked has become a tradition for families nationwide who can now shop for them at more than 400 locations. For store locations and holiday hours, visit www.honeybaked.com. To become a HoneyBaked franchise owner, visit www.honeybakedfranchise.com or call 866.968.7424.
ABOUT FEEDING AMERICA
Feeding America provides low-income individuals and families with the fuel to survive and even thrive. As the nation's leading domestic hunger-relief charity, our network members supply food to more than 37 million Americans each year, including 14 million children and 3 million seniors. Serving the entire United States, more than 200 member food banks support 61,000 agencies that address hunger in all of its forms. For more information on how you can fight hunger in your community and across the country, visit http://www.feedingamerica.org. Find us on Facebook at facebook.com/FeedingAmerica or follow our news on Twitter at twitter.com/FeedingAmerica.
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