Home Chef, Feeding America® Kick Off “Season of Giving” to Bring Joy to More Tables this Holiday Season

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Through December 22nd, Home Chef and its customers will provide 1 million meals* to help end hunger in the U.S.

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This partnership with Feeding America will give us a chance to help make sure that families in need have an opportunity to gather around the dinner table during this festive time.

Home Chef, the largest private meal kit company in the United States, is kicking off their “Season of Giving,” a partnership with Feeding America®, to support efforts to help end hunger in the U.S. Whether hosting a family dinner or attending a Friendsgiving feast, Home Chef is making it easier than ever to spread the joy beyond the dinner table this holiday season.

During a time that’s so synonymous with good eating it’s hard to imagine that people go without a hot Thanksgiving meal. Still, 41 million people in the U.S. face hunger, including 13 million children. Through this partnership with Feeding America, a network of 200 food banks, Home Chef and its customers are committed to contributing at least one million meals for families in need. Home Chef is kicking it off with a donation of $50,000 and, until December 22nd, customers can add a $5 Feeding America donation to their weekly Home Chef orders.

“From the start, we’ve been focused on bringing joy to more tables and this is the perfect time of year to take it even further,” says Pat Vihtelic, CEO and founder of Home Chef. “This partnership with Feeding America will give us a chance to help make sure that families in need have an opportunity to gather around the dinner table during this festive time.”

“Hunger is an issue that impacts every single county in our country. Feeding America is thankful to Home Chef for its commitment to helping people who may not know where they will find their next meal. This partnership helps us achieve our goal of providing more meals to children and families in need,” said Nancy Curby, Senior Vice President, Corporate Partnerships and Operations at Feeding America.

The “Season of Giving” program is part of Home Chef’s ongoing commitment to bringing delicious meals to families around the country while also working to eliminate food waste. Whenever possible, the team works tirelessly to ensure that all excess food is either donated to local food banks and pantries or otherwise redistributed back into the food system and aims to operate a zero-waste food processing facility.

Visit homechef.com to donate and learn more about how Home Chef is working to help end food waste.

About Feeding America:
Feeding America® is the largest hunger-relief organization in the Unites States. Through a network of 200 food banks and 60,000 food pantries and meal programs, we provide meals to more than 46 million people each year. Feeding America also supports programs that prevent food waste and improve food security among the people we serve; educates the public about the problem of hunger; and advocates for legislation that protects people from going hungry. Individuals, charities, businesses and government all have a role in ending hunger. Donate. Volunteer. Advocate. Educate. Together we can solve hunger. Visit http://www.feedingamerica.org, find us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.

About Home Chef:
Home Chef is the largest privately held meal kit delivery company in the U.S., with over 2.5 million meals delivered each month. Founded in 2013, Home Chef offers fresh, pre-portioned ingredients and easy to follow recipes delivered weekly and is designed to help bring joy back to the family dinner table. The Chicago-based company delivers nationwide from its distribution centers in the Chicago, Atlanta, and Los Angeles areas. Find out more and get cooking at http://www.homechef.com. Follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook for live updates and delicious inspiration.

*$1 helps provide at least 10 meals secured by Feeding America (R) on behalf of local member food banks. Home Chef and its customers are committed to raise $100,000 from November 10-December 22, 2017.

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