Beech-Nut Gives Back 2021

Beech-Nut® Nutrition Company to Host Drive-Through, Food Distribution Event on 9/20/21


AMSTERDAM, NEW YORK – Beech-Nut Nutrition Company will hold its fifth annual “Beech-Nut Gives Back” food distribution event for food-insecure, local families on Monday, September 20th, 2021. This drive-through event will be held at Beech-Nut’s headquarters at 1 Nutritious Place, Amsterdam from 1:00 P.M. to about 6:00 P.M (or when supplies run out) and is co-hosted by the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York. Last year, Beech-Nut’s employee volunteers distributed food to over 1,000 families and anticipates a similar need, this year.

Attendees should stay in their cars and are asked to have space cleared in their backseats or trunks to receive food packages prior to arrival. The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department will be present to help attendees follow the traffic patterns throughout the distribution route. Safety precautions be employed to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Attendees are required to wear a mask when approaching the pick-up area or when a 6-foot distance cannot be maintained.

The event is organized by the Beech-Nut Mission Team, a small group of associates dedicated to making a difference through sustainability & hunger-related community initiatives. “Last year’s drive-through model ran very efficiently,” said Brittany Duncan, Mission Team Leader. This year, families can expect to receive fresh vegetables & fruit, including New York state apples, non-perishable pantry items and Beech-Nut Naturals® Jarred baby food.

“COVID-19 continues to negatively impact our local businesses and families,” said CEO, Dianne Jacobs. “We are hosting our fifth annual Beech-Nut Gives Back event to give local families easy access to nutritious, healthy food. We have to take care of our community.” 


Since 2018, Beech-Nut has been a national partner of No Kid Hungry, a campaign to end childhood hunger in America.

About Beech-Nut® Nutrition Company: Amsterdam, New York-based Beech-Nut® Nutrition is one of America’s leading companies providing safe, nutritious food for babies and toddlers. Founded in Canajoharie in 1891, Beech-Nut® has been making baby food since 1931 and in fact was the first brand to use the vacuum-sealed glass jar that’s now the safety standard in the industry. Beech-Nut® sells a wide variety of natural, organic, and non-GMO fruit and veggie purees, cereals, and snacks, and the brand won the 2015 Product of the Year in the baby food category by the Consumer Survey of Product Innovation USA. Beech-Nut Nutrition is owned by the Hero Group, a private consumer goods conglomerate based in Lenzburg, Switzerland.



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