Cody Simpson added, "It's so easy to make a difference, all you have to do is look for the red pushpin on participating ConAgra Foods packages, enter a code on the website and you've just donated a meal to Feeding America, how awesome is that! Recording the 'Fill a Heart' song and learning about child hunger really opened my eyes. I hope people will join us to help end child hunger."
"Child hunger is a problem we cannot ignore, and it is a privilege to work with ConAgra Foods to make a real difference right here in America," said Braun, credited with launching the careers of Justin Bieber, Psy ("Gangnam Style") and Carly Rae Jepsen among others. "I'm so proud of my artists that they are willing to lend their voices to such an important cause."
In addition to partnering with celebrity talent, ConAgra Foods is enlisting its own talent for the company's Week of Service, April 5-19. Employees at locations nationwide will volunteer at food banks, pack boxes of food and serve meals. The company hopes to exceed the 3,400 hours employees volunteered during last year's Week of Service.
Since 1993, through their partnerships with Feeding America, ConAgra Foods and ConAgra Foods Foundation have provided more than 302 million pounds of food and invested more than $37 million in capacity building, child hunger programs and groundbreaking research. The Foundation, a separate a 501(c)(3) nonprofit entity primarily funded by the company, is in the midst of a $10 million, 5-year commitment to Feeding America, the largest donation ever made to Feeding America specifically to fight child hunger.
For more information, visit www.ChildHungerEndsHere.com. You can also follow the discussion at Facebook.com/ChildHungerEndsHere, or tweet along by following @ChildHungerEnds.
About ConAgra FoodsConAgra Foods, Inc., is one of North America's largest packaged food companies. Its balanced portfolio includes consumer brands found in 97 percent of America's households, the largest private brand packaged food business in North America, and a strong commercial and foodservice business. Consumers can find recognized brands such as Banquet(R), Chef Boyardee(R), Egg Beaters(R), Healthy Choice(R), Hebrew National(R), Hunt's(R), Marie Callender's(R), Orville Redenbacher's(R) popcorn, PAM(R), Peter Pan(R), Reddi-wip(R), Slim Jim(R) beef jerky, Snack Pack(R) and many other ConAgra Foods brands, plus food sold under private brand labels, in grocery, convenience, mass merchandise, club stores and drugstores. ConAgra Foods also has a strong commercial foods presence, supplying frozen potato and sweet potato products as well as other vegetable, spice, bakery and grain products to a variety of well-known restaurants, foodservice operators and commercial customers. ConAgra Foods operates ReadySetEat.com, an interactive recipe website that provides consumers with Dinner Ideas and more. For more information, please visit us at www.conagrafoods.com.
About ConAgra Foods FoundationThe ConAgra Foods Foundation, through its Nourish Today, Flourish Tomorrow platform, is dedicated to raising awareness of the nearly 17 million children in America who are at risk of hunger and live in food insecure homes where they may not have enough food to live active, healthful lives. It aggressively pursues sustainable solutions in the fight against child hunger. And the Foundation is committed to building a community of people who are passionate about ensuring that all kids have access to the food and facts they need to eat nutritiously while living balanced lifestyles and succeeding in school and life. ConAgra Foods Foundation invests in national and local partnerships with high-impact, not-for-profit organizations, such as Feeding America and Share Our Strength that take an innovative approach to addressing needs in the core areas of hunger and nutrition education. For more information, please visit www.ConagraFoods.com or www.facebook.com/ConAgraFoods The ConAgra Foods Foundation is primarily funded by ConAgra Foods.
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