HOT POCKETS® AND LEAN POCKETS® BRAND SANDWICHES SUPPORT FEEDING AMERICA®

   
To Press Releases listNestlé USA,Nov 4, 2010

About Feeding America

We’ve all skipped dinner before, but imagine not knowing where you’ll find breakfast or even meals for the next several days. Sadly, this is the case for millions of Americans as we continue to face tough economic times. With an astounding one in six Americans not knowing where their next meal may come from[1], HOT POCKETS® and LEAN POCKETS® brands have teamed up with FEEDING AMERICA®, the nation’s leading hunger-relief charity, in an effort to engage the country in providing relief to those in need.

HOT POCKETS® and LEAN POCKETS® brands are committed to helping provide ONE MILLION MEALS[2] to help support local food banks nationwide. In addition, HOT POCKETS® and LEAN POCKETS® brands are encouraging people to take action within their own communities through a variety of online activities. With a visit to HotPockets.com or LeanPockets.com, consumers can access an interactive Hunger Map for hunger statistics, as well as watch documentaries of HERBIE HOT POCKETS® as he captures his cross-country travels in the fight against hunger.

“It’s uplifting to partner with such a remarkable organization,” said Bryan Badger, Vice President and General Manager for Nestlé® Prepared Foods Company, Denver. “Today, we are all touched by hunger, as more and more Americans struggle to feed their families. We are honored to have the opportunity to provide families with the encouragement and comfort that a warm meal offers.”

With more than 49 million people in the U.S. struggling with hunger1 it’s important now more than ever to volunteer, donate and get involved. “With support from HOT POCKETS® and LEAN POCKETS® brands, we will continue the fight to end hunger,” said Vicki Escarra, president and Chief Executive Officer for FEEDING AMERICA. “We are grateful for their generous donation. Their contribution will help put a meal on the table for thousands of families in need.”

Visit HotPockets.com or LeanPockets.com to learn more and find out how you can help fight hunger in your own community.

Feeding America provides low-income individuals and families with the fuel to survive and even thrive. As the nation’s leading domestic hunger-relief charity, our network members supply food to more than 37 million Americans each year, including 14 million children and 3 million seniors. Serving the entire United States, more than 200 member food banks support 61,000 agencies that address hunger in all of its forms. For more information on how you can fight hunger in your community and across the country, visit www.feedingamerica.org. Find us on Facebook at facebook.com/FeedingAmerica or follow our news on Twitter at twitter.com/FeedingAmerica.

About Nestlé USA

Named one of “The World’s Most Admired Food Companies” in Fortune magazine for fourteen consecutive years, Nestlé provides quality brands and products that bring flavor to life every day. From nutritious meals with Lean Cuisine® to baking traditions with Nestlé® Toll House®, Nestlé USA makes delicious, convenient, and nutritious food and beverage products that make good living possible. That’s what “Nestlé. Good Food, Good Life” is all about. Well-known Nestlé USA brands include: Nestlé® Toll House®, Nestlé® Nesquik®, Nestlé® Coffee-mate®, Stouffer’s®, Lean Cuisine®, HOT POCKETS® and LEAN POCKETS® brand sandwiches, Nescafé®, NESTLÉ® Juicy Juice®, Buitoni®, DREYER’S/EDY’S®, Nestlé® Crunch®, Nestlé® Butterfinger®, Wonka®, DIGIORNO®, TOMBSTONE® and CALIFORNIA PIZZA KITCHEN® frozen pizza. Nestlé USA, with 2010 sales of $10.4 billion, is part of Nestlé S.A. in Vevey, Switzerland — the world’s largest food company with a commitment to Nutrition, Health & Wellness — with 2010 sales of $105 billion.

[1] USDA Economic Research Service Household Food Security in the United States, 2008 November 2009

[2] Meals are used for illustrative purposes only. HOT POCKETS® brand and LEAN POCKETS® brand are donating the monetary equivalent of 1 million meals in 2010 secured by Feeding America on behalf of local food banks. Feeding America’s meal conversion is effective until June 30, 2011.

Used with permission. ©2010 Feeding America. All rights reserved.

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