Embracing a Healthy Family: Feeding America Campaign Sponsors

Feeding America Campaign Sponsors

More than 35 million people, 12 million of those are children, go to bed hungry in America alone.  Here are some on-going campaigns to join in the fight against hunger.  With the economy and the holidays, what better reason to reach out to your neighbors?  Join Feeding America to find out what you can do whether it's donating to them directly or finding your local food bank.  Start raising awareness and give your school a suggestion for sponsoring a local food bank if they aren't already.

  • Macy's in their latest advertisement has a coast to coast fundraiser to help feed 10 millon meals for Feeding America.  Present the insert to the Come+Together kiosk at Macy's and receive a booklet filled with special offers and inspiring ideas.  A $10 free gift card is included. Available 9/16 through 9/17/09.    Macy's "Come Together" campaign is a community-centered initiative to raise 10 million meals for Feeding America. The campaign asks the public to host dinner parties in their homes and to have guests donate to Feeding America in lieu of bringing a host gift. Macy's will match dollar for dollar until the collective goal of 10 million meals is reached. Macy's customers can also donate $1 at the register at all Macy's stores, as well as to Shop for a Cause on Saturday, October 17. To support the effort, Macy's will launch an awareness campaign that includes a new star-studded TV commercial, dinner parties hosted by world-renowned chefs from Macy's Culinary Council at select stores, fashion nights, and a one-stop party planning destination at www.macys.com/cometogether that will feature recipes, dinner party fashions, evites, themes, recommended playlists and other special content to create the perfect gathering.
  • Lunchables will donate a free lunch to a child in need when you write a note on their website for Feeding America.
    Sign Uncle Ben's journal and they will donate money to Feeding America.
  • The Cheesecake Factory: The Cheesecake Factory's "Drive Out Hunger" Tour kicks off on August 31 in Los Angeles with David Arquette and will visit 30 cities in 30 days, ending in Washington, D.C. on October 1. For the entire month of September, Feeding America and The Cheesecake Factory hope to engage thousands of Americans by asking guests to donate 2 cans of food to The Cheesecake Factory local event site, and in turn, receive a slice of the new Stefanie's Ultimate Red Velvet Cake Cheesecake. Over 32,000 employees from all 146 Cheesecake Factory restaurants across the country are also collecting cans of soup during the month to benefit the food banks in their communities. On September 30, for every guest that brings in two cans of soup, The Cheesecake Factory will be donating 10% of their guest check to local food banks. The "Drive Out Hunger" Tour is part of The Cheesecake Factory's "Share the Spirit" campaign. Through July 29, 2010, with every purchase of a slice of the Stephanie's Ultimate Red Velvet Cheesecake, The Cheesecake Factory will donate 25 cents to Feeding America -- and $1 per order online. Through this entire campaign, The Cheesecake Factory expects to raise over $400,000 for Feeding America.
  • On October 13, Bob Dylan will be releasing a new Christmas album with all royalty proceeds being donated to Feeding America.
  • United Airlines: The "official airline of Hunger Action Month," United Airlines will run an in-flight video PSA during September, along with a print version of this PSA in their in-flight magazine, Hemispheres, to help encourage passengers to log onto www.feedingamerica.org/united to join in the fight with cash donations or miles. Transportation for Hunger Action month awareness events is provided by United Airlines.
  • Kraft Foods will match dollar to dollar any donate you give to Feeding America.  There is a cool calculator that shows how many bowls of food will be bought with your donation.
  • Sony Pictures Animation's "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs:" Sony Pictures Animation and Feeding America have teamed up to create a hunger awareness campaign involving their new movie, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, which hits theaters nationwide on September 18. Ad Council PSAs featuring characters from the movie will run in theater as movie trailers encouraging kids to become Hunger Helpers by teaching them that 1 in 6 children in this country don't know where their next meal will come from.
  • Microsoft: In addition to donating media on MSN.com, Microsoft is extending their Browser for the Better campaign through the month of the September in honor of Hunger Action Month. The Browser for the Better campaign is about making it easy for people to make a difference. For each free download of Windows Internet Explorer 8 via www.browserforthebetter.com, Microsoft will donate the financial equivalent of 8 meals to Feeding America. Also, as an added incentive, Microsoft will double their donations for all users who are running Internet Explorer 6 and who upgrade to Internet Explorer 8 from the www.browserforthebetter.com site.
  • "Rock a Little, Feed a Lot" concert: Some of the best musicians will gather in Los Angeles' Club Nokia on September 29 for what is aiming to be the year's largest hunger-relief concert, a benefit for Feeding America and the Los Angeles Regional Foodbank. Details about the "Rock a Little, Feed a Lot" concert will be announced in the coming weeks. Tickets are available at www.ticketmaster.com.

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