GARNER, N.C. – April 17, 2012 – As part of its ongoing commitment to fighting hunger, Butterball, LLC recently joined The Poultry Federation, Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance (AHRA) and the Arkansas Foodbank to donate 6,427 pounds of turkey products to support the No Kid Hungry Arkansas Campaign™. The campaign – which was launched in 2010 through the efforts of Share Our Strength®, AHRA and the state of Arkansas – serves as a national effort to end childhood hunger in America by 2015 by connecting families facing hunger with programs that can help them.
"We are so grateful for this generous donation of food which helps the Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance in its mission '... to reduce hunger through a unified effort to provide hunger relief, education and advocacy," stated Joyce Hardy, Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance-No Kid Hungry Arkansas Director.
Four years after the onset of the financial and economic crisis, hunger remains high in the United States, with more than 17 million households struggling with food insecurity in 20101 alone. This latest donation builds on the nearly 300,000 pounds of turkey products Butterball donated to charitable organizations in 2011, helping local food banks, community members and military bases surrounding the company's Garner, N.C. headquarters and facilities across the nation to have access to healthy, wholesome turkey products.
"We have seen firsthand that charitable organizations across the country are struggling to feed and house a growing number of people in need," said Rod Brenneman, president and chief executive officer of Butterball, LLC. "Butterball is committed to partnering with charitable groups throughout its plant communities to help provide hunger relief and support the local community as we strive to serve as a strong corporate citizen."
Butterball is a large employer in the state of Arkansas with three facilities located in Huntsville, Ozark and Jonesboro.
About Butterball, LLC:
Headquartered in Garner, N.C., Butterball, LLC is the largest producer of turkey products in the U.S. – producing 1 billion pounds of turkey each year. The company's retail and foodservice products are distributed throughout the U.S. and in more than 30 countries.
For more information about Butterball, visit Butterball.com or call 1-800-BUTTERBALL (1-800-288-8372) for answers to your turkey preparation questions.
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 Coleman-Jensen, Alisha, Mark Nord, Margaret Andrews, and Steven Carlson. "Household Food Security in the United States in 2010." ERR-125, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Econ. Res. Serv. September 2011. http://www.ers.usda.gov/Publications/err125/