Beech-Nut® Nutrition Company Joins No Kid Hungry to Help End Childhood Hunger in the United States
AMSTERDAM, NY (September 12, 2018) – Beech-Nut® Nutrition Company and No Kid Hungry are working together to help end food insecurity in America among families with young children under the age of five. Through this first joint campaign, Beech-Nut will help No Kid Hungry expand its efforts to help all families with children combat food insecurity.
“At Beech-Nut, we strive to bring the goodness of nature to all babies through real food, so we’ve been supporting programs that address food insecurity in our communities for years,” said Andy Dahlen, Vice President of Marketing at Beech-Nut. “We’re thrilled to expand those initiatives as a supporter of No Kid Hungry to bring more awareness to the issue of childhood hunger and help more families in need.”
To kick off this new relationship, Beech-Nut and No Kid Hungry have created a video to shed light on food insecurity among children under the age of five. More than 13 million children in the United States live in “food insecure” households, which translates to roughly 1 in 6 children who are living with hunger. Beech-Nut will donate $75,000 to No Kid Hungry during the campaign. Additionally, for every video view, Beech-Nut will donate $1 to No Kid Hungry, up to $10,000. The video will officially launch on September 12, 2018, and will be featured on the Beech-Nut and No Kid Hungry YouTube and Facebook pages. Viewers are asked to share it using the campaign hashtag, #realfoodforchange.
“The video gives a glimpse into the lives of real families with young children who are experiencing food insecurity,” said Jill Davis, Senior Vice President of Corporate Partnerships at Share Our Strength, the non-profit organization behind the No Kid Hungry campaign. “We are grateful for Beech-Nut’s partnership; when we all work together we can make no kid hungry a reality in America.”
For nearly 30 years, Beech-Nut has supported hunger-related non-profit organizations and food banks around the country. To date, Beech-Nut has provided nearly $30 million worth of product to families in need.
For more information:
Ashlei A. Rodgers, Ashlei.Rodgers@Fleishman.com, 312.729.3637
Beech-Nut Nutrition is dedicated to conserving the goodness of nature and is one of America’s leading companies providing safe, nutritious food for babies. It sells a wide variety of products that are natural, organic, and GMO-free. Beech-Nut baby food has been producing baby food since 1931 and was recently awarded 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.
No child should go hungry in America. But 1 in 6 kids will face hunger this year. No Kid Hungry is ending childhood hunger through effective programs that provide kids with the food they need. This is a problem we know how to solve. No Kid Hungry is a campaign of Share Our Strength, an organization working to end hunger and poverty.