Bayer to Provide up to 200,000 Meals to Feed the Hungry This Holiday Season with “#Thankful4Ag” Initiative
Americans Drive Donations by Creating “Digital Meals” Through Innovative Social Media Campaign
The U.S. is the world’s largest exporter of agriculture products, shipping $140 billion in goods in 2013. Yet, in the same year, 1 in 6 people in the U.S. still face hunger. Feeding America is the nation’s largest hunger-relief organization, and its network of 200 local food banks serves 46 million Americans struggling with hunger.
Launching today, #Thankful4Ag invites people to visit www.Thankful4Ag.com and create a “digital meal” showcasing three of their favorite classic holiday foods. As foods are added to the digital meal, the visitor will be provided interesting facts about the origin of those foods and learn more about their journey from farm to table. Every time someone creates and shares a meal, Bayer CropScience LP will donate 10 meals ($1 per share, $1=10 meals secured by Feeding America on behalf of member food banks) to food-insecure families through Feeding America.
“Bayer has been such a great partner to Feeding America in our ongoing fight to end hunger,” said Nancy Curby, vice president of corporate partnerships for Feeding America. “They continue to find creative ways to engage the public in hunger relief and spread awareness about our cause. The #Thankful4Ag campaign will benefit families in need this holiday season.”
“We are all indeed thankful for the contributions of our nation’s farming families and everyone who helps get food from the farm to people’s tables,” said Jim Blome, president and CEO of Bayer CropScience LP. “There is no better way to show our gratitude than to help provide nutritious meals to those who need them. We encourage everyone to join us and share a digital plate today to help those in need this holiday season.”
Launched by Bayer last year, #Thankful4Ag donated 40,000 meals to deserving individuals and families. #Thankful4Ag is the latest hunger-relief effort between Bayer and Feeding America. So far in 2014, Bayer and Feeding America have partnered to help provide more than 4.5 million meals to Americans in need through the Nutrition Mission campaign.
For more information or to participate in the #Thankful4Ag campaign, please visit: www.Thankful4Ag.com.
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