Putting Meals on the Table for People in Need: Sheryl Crow and One A Day® Women’s Brand on a Nutrition Mission to Help Feed the More Than 50 Million Americans Facing Food Insecurity
Campaign to Raise $250K for Feeding America through “Buy a Bottle” Donation Program; Award $100K to Help Continue the Work of Community Food Banks Nominated by Consumers
MORRISTOWN, NJ, May 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Today, Bayer HealthCare LLC, the makers of One A Day® Women’s Multivitamins, along with Feeding America®, the nation’s leading domestic hunger-relief charity, and nine-time Grammy Award winner Sheryl Crow kick off year two of their Nutrition Mission with the announcement of a donation program and grant opportunity to benefit Feeding America’s network of more than 200 community food banks that help distribute over 3 billion pounds of food to Americans annually.
Food insecurity is an alarming problem in America with more than 50 million people, including 16.7 million children, living in food insecure households. It has no boundaries: A single mother, working a minimum wage job, who can’t afford to pay her rent and also buy food for her children; an elderly man, whose Social Security income doesn’t cover the cost of his life-saving medications and his groceries; a father, recently laid off, who must choose between paying the electric bill and buying food for his family. What these people, like millions of other Americans, have in common is that they depend on the assistance of Feeding America’s nationwide network to help put food on the table day in and day out.
As part of the Nutrition Mission, a national charitable campaign to help provide nourishment to the millions of Americans who live with food insecurity, the One A Day Women’s brand will make a donation of two meals to Feeding America for every purchase of One A Day Women’s Multivitamins through July 28, 2013 – up to 2 million meals.** New for this year, the One A Day Women’s brand is also calling for Americans to share stories of the “Nutrition Missions” taking place each and every day to help fight hunger in local communities for a chance to be selected for one of four $25,000 grants to be awarded to Feeding America food banks in September during Hunger Action Month™.
“It’s truly shocking that in this day and age so many Americans still struggle with food insecurity. As a mother, I can’t even imagine not being able to provide for my children,” says long time hunger advocate and Feeding America volunteer, Sheryl Crow. “That’s why I’m proud to again be teaming up with the One A Day Women’s brand on the Nutrition Mission to help Feeding America continue to serve Americans in need. I’ve seen the great work of Feeding America volunteers firsthand at my local food bank and can’t think of a better way to honor their remarkable work than by helping to fund additional efforts in their local communities. Please join our effort by buying a bottle of One A Day Women’s or making a grant nomination for a Feeding America food bank.”
Buy a Bottle, Make a Difference
As part of the One A Day Women’s brand commitment to the Nutrition Mission, now through July 28, 2013, a donation of two meals – up to 2 million meals** – will be made to Feeding America for every purchase of One A Day Women’s Multivitamins.
“We are proud to be teaming up again with Feeding America and Sheryl Crow on our Nutrition Mission to raise awareness of food insecurity and help families across America get nutrition they may need,” says Barton Warner, VP, Marketing, Bayer HealthCare. “A purchase of One A Day Women’s not only helps support a woman’s own nutrition, but now it also strengthens Feeding America’s efforts to help nourish families across the country."
Honoring Volunteers and Commitment to Fighting Hunger in Local Communities
This year, the Nutrition Mission will also recognize the people that fight against hunger in their local communities every day by awarding four $25,000 grants to their local Feeding America food banks. One A Day Women’s brand encourages consumers to share stories of how they fight hunger in their local communities at www.NutritionMission.com to be entered for a chance to be selected for one of the four grants. Winners will be announced in September, with one winner receiving a trip to meet Sheryl Crow in New York City to help further raise awareness of food insecurity and inspire others to help fight hunger.
“We take great pride in helping to fight hunger across the United States and are proud to again be working with One A Day Women’s brand and Sheryl Crow on the Nutrition Mission,” says Leah Ray, Vice President of Corporate Partnerships, Feeding America. “Not only will the 2 million meals provide a great benefit, but the grant opportunity will bring attention to the amazing work of our volunteers.”
To enter for a chance to be selected for a Nutrition Mission grant and learn more about supporting the Nutrition Mission, visit www.NutritionMission.com.
About One A Day Women’s Multivitamins
Bayer Consumer Care’s complete line of One A Day products provides gender-specific and lifestyle benefits based on individual health concerns. One A Day Women’s is a complete multivitamin designed specifically for leading health concerns of women.
One A Day Women’s is specially formulated to support:*
- Bone Strength with Calcium, Vitamin D and Magnesium
- Heart Health with Vitamins B6, B12, C, E, and Folic Acid
- Immune Health with Vitamins C, A, E and Selenium
- Physical Energy with B-Vitamins and Chromium to help convert food to fuel
- A Healthy Reproductive System with Folic Acid, Magnesium, Zinc and Calcium. Provides nutritional support during PMS and Menopause
- Healthy Skin with Vitamins A, C, Copper and Iron
For more information about One A Day multivitamins, visit www.oneaday.com.
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, their 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 www.feedingamerica.org.
About Bayer HealthCare
The Bayer Group is a global enterprise with core competencies in the fields of health care, agriculture and high-tech materials. Bayer HealthCare, a subgroup of Bayer AG with annual sales of EUR 18.6 billion (2012), is one of the world’s leading, innovative companies in the healthcare and medical products industry and is based in Leverkusen, Germany. The company combines the global activities of the Animal Health, Consumer Care, Medical Care and Pharmaceuticals divisions. Bayer HealthCare’s aim is to discover, develop, manufacture and market products that will improve human and animal health worldwide. Bayer HealthCare has a global workforce of 55,300 employees (Dec 31, 2012) and is represented in more than 100 countries. More information at www.healthcare.bayer.com.
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**25¢ donation per bottle up to a total of $250,000 or through 7/28/13, $1 = 8 meals secured by Feeding America on behalf of their local food banks.
No Purchase Necessary to Enter or Win. One entry per email address for the entire Contest Period. Contest ends 7/1/13. Prizes: (4) Grand Prizes/(2) per Entry period: A $25,000 “grant” to be awarded in the form of a check, made out to the Food Bank discussed in the Grand Prize winner’s entry. (1) Trip Prize winner: (3) day/(2) night trip to New York City, NY for winner and (1) guest with the opportunity to meet Sheryl Crow (“Trip”). Trip to be taken in September 2013/October 2013. Other restrictions apply. Total Value of All Prizes: $104,800. Open to legal U.S. residents at least 18 years or age of majority (whichever is older in state of residence). Void where prohibited, restricted, or taxed by law. For complete rules, go to website.