We are thankful that through the More To Share and other charitable programs ...we are able to team with our retail grocer partners and preferred charities to help assist individuals and families facing hunger across the country.
Wichita, KS (Vocus) November 22, 2010
Cargill, through its More To Share® program, is collaborating with grocery retailers and community charities for the 15th consecutive year to help fight hunger and ease the burden of rising poverty. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the official poverty rate in 2009 rose to 14.3 percent, up from 13.2 percent in 2008. This holiday season, as part of the More To Share program, more than 5,000 donated turkeys will benefit 24 communities across America.
“Cargill is more concerned than ever when we see the rising statistics of our nation’s poverty,” said Chris Seib, senior marketing manager in Cargill’s Value Added Meats Retail business unit. “We want to take the time to address the issue, and we are thankful that through the More To Share and other charitable programs, and our Honeysuckle White and Shady Brook Farms brands of turkey, we are able to team with our retail grocer partners and preferred charities to help assist individuals and families facing hunger across the country."
More To Share charity partners use the donated turkeys to provide to families in need or serve them at community Thanksgiving dinners. The donation also serves an important charitable role for retail grocers in their communities. For a map of More To Share program communities and a full list of participating 2010 retail grocer and charity partners, visit http://www.MoreToShare.org.
Along with building partnerships, Cargill is encouraging a strong awareness of the hunger issue. Social media tools help facilitate the partnership and spread the word about the More To Share program through Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. Using these tools, Cargill shares news and photos from local donation and dinner events and communicates with partners and the public to spotlight hunger in America.
About the More To Share® program
Now celebrating its 15th year, Cargill’s More To Share program has donated more than 72,000 turkeys to local charities since it began in 1996. The demand by non-profits to help those in need is always high, and the donated turkeys have helped provide meals for hundreds thousands of people. For more information on the More To Share program, go to http://www.MoreToShare.org. For more information on Honeysuckle White turkey, visit http://www.HoneysuckleWhite.com, and for more information on Shady Brook Farms turkey, visit http://www.ShadyBrookFarms.com.
Cargill is an international producer and marketer of food, agricultural, financial and industrial products and services. Founded in 1865, the privately held company employs 131,000 people in 66 countries. Cargill helps customers succeed through collaboration and innovation, and is committed to applying its global knowledge and experience to help meet economic, environmental and social challenges wherever it does business. For more information, visit http://www.cargill.com.