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  • Help Us Fight Childhood Hunger with Share Our Strength

    Help Us Fight Childhood Hunger with Share Our Strength

    Purchase select gift baskets to join the cause.

    Did you know that one out of every five children in America struggles with hunger? That’s 16 million hungry kids right here in our own nation; kids who can’t concentrate in school, who can’t make the most of their potential because they can’t pay attention. It’s a staggering number, but you can help make a difference.

    Hickory Farms gifts to benefit No Kid Hungry

    Hickory Farms is proud to support Share Our Strength and their No Kid Hungry Campaign. As the leading non-profit organization fighting to end childhood hunger in America, Share Our Strength works to end childhood hunger through access, education and awareness.

    No Kid Hungry helps kids get the nutrition they need by connecting them with programs that provide school breakfasts and summer meals. It provides education and empowerment to low-income families, helping them find ways to cook more nutritiously and make the most of their food budget. The program also aims to raise awareness of the silent hunger epidemic, spreading the word and giving people like you a chance to be part of the change.

    Our company has partnered with Share Our Strength  since 2008, and in that time, we have worked with our customers to raise almost $2,000,000. The money not only funds summer meal programs, food education and emergency assistance, but also helps create long-term hunger solutions for needy families.

    Hickory Farms holiday gift baskets

    Party Planner Gift Box from Hickory Farms
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    By purchasing select holiday gift baskets from Hickory Farms, you can incorporate the true spirit of generosity into your holiday gift choices. Share your favorite gourmet gift baskets with family and friends, all while helping out this worthy cause towards ending childhood hunger in America.

    Working together, we can end childhood hunger in America. You can easily join the movement by taking the No Kid Hungry pledge here to help end childhood hunger, and choose gifts that give back this holiday season.

     

     

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  • 5 Ways to Give Back During the Holidays

    5 Ways to Give Back During the Holidays

    The holiday season is the perfect time to share what you have with others. Make your community a brighter place by joining Hickory Farms and giving back during the holidays in these five ways.

    Donate your household items

    Items that you no longer use can be a welcome addition to another home. Donating your items to charitable organizations helps you recycle your goods, while the funds that are raised through their purchase go toward programs to help low income families, such as job training and resume preparation.

    Volunteer your time

    Make a day of service an annual part of your holiday celebration. Gather your family together and read about the various philanthropic charities working in your area. Then, decide how you can best give back. Whether you would like to serve food at a homeless shelter or organize baskets of toys for children in need, volunteering with your kids can teach them important life lessons.

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    Drop off a gift

    Expand your holiday gift list to include a few people that you don't know. Stop by a local hospital ward or a retirement home with a festive gift basket to share delicious treats and a few laughs. You are sure to make someone's holiday season a little more special and come home with a few new friends.

    Cook a feast for the hungry

    Family dinners are an important part of any celebration. Share the joy of a great meal with less fortunate individuals in your region by packaging up holiday meals and handing them out to the homeless.

     

    Source: No Kid Hungry

    Source: No Kid Hungry

     

    Support a great charity

    Join Hickory Farms as we aim to battle childhood hunger as a National No Kid Hungry Partner for Share our Strength's No Kid Hungry campaign. Since this initiative has launched, the organization has served more than 107 million meals. By donating just $49, you can buy $490 holiday meals for hungry children.

    With these five ways to give back this holiday season, you can help enact change in your community. This year, help us at Hickory Farms make the holidays a true season of sharing.

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  • Family Fun Fireside Activities for Cold Winter Days

    Family Fun Fireside Activities for Cold Winter Days

     

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    When winter winds are blowing and snow piles up outside, there's no better place to be than in front of a roaring fire. Delight the entire family with an indoor fireside picnic with Hickory Farms’ Hickory Fire Side, which includes beef and turkey sausages, four varieties of cheese and our special Sweet Hot Mustard. Add in a bottle of Lucinda & Millie Chardonnay, and you'll have some yummy fixings for an indoor picnic.

     

    Of course, the food’s not the only great thing about a picnic! Check out these fun activities you and your family can enjoy, while relaxing at home on a cold, winter day.

     

     

     

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    Involve everyone in creating a family scrapbook by collecting photos from past celebrations and vacations, souvenirs from theme parks and ticket stubs from movies. Include programs from dance recitals, certificates and ribbons from awards at school and athletic events. Allow your kids to express their innate creativity with markers, stickers, glitter and glue sticks.

     

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    Making fondue is almost as much fun as eating it! You can start with our Cheddar Flight, which includes four varieties of cheese, some cubes of crusty French bread, as well as a couple slices of delicious apples and pears from our Fresh Fruit Trio Gift Box. Finish off the evening with this recipe for Ultimate S'Mores toasted over an open fire.

     

    Watch classic movies and TV shows. Introduce a new generation of children to the delights of "Shirley Temple," "I Love Lucy" and the slapstick comedy of "The Three Stooges," while the whole family snuggles by the fire.

     

    You can also organize an indoor scavenger hunt on a snow day when the kids are home from school. Write down clues on scraps of paper that lead to special stashes of treats like homemade cookies or the next clue.

     

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    Work on a family project next to a warm fire. Let your kids assemble a large puzzle or a homemade masterpiece on poster board.

     

    Hickory Farms is proud to be a part of your memorable family traditions since 1951. Call us at 800.753.8558 or visit www.hickoryfarms.com to place an order for delivery right to your door.

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  • Traditions Matter Creating Unique Christmas Traditions Traditions Matter Creating Unique Christmas Traditions

     

    Whether it’s traveling around the neighborhood to look at Christmas lights, making cookie baskets for friends or snuggling up together to read ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas, the special moments that are created by Christmas traditions are what make this time of year so magical. And it’s these special moments with our family and loved ones that turn into Christmas memories we cherish for years to come.

     

    In addition to carrying on the Christmas traditions that have been in your family for generations, it is also exciting to establish new holiday traditions. Below are some wonderful ideas for unique traditions that are sure to make this Christmas season especially bright for your family and loved ones.

     

    Holiday traditions from Hickory Farms

     

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    The Happy Housewife blogger shares several of her family’s traditions that revolve around the Christmas tree. Her family cuts down their own Christmas tree each year and decorates it together. But what we thought was really neat was how her family always has a big slumber party under the tree!

     

    Christmas sweets from Hickory Farms

     

    Christmas sweets from Hickory Farms

     

    Country music stars Faith Hill and Tim McGraw have established several traditions with their three daughters that they all look forward to each year. First, they always put up the Christmas tree on their daughter Audrey’s birthday. Then on Christmas Eve, they all get to open one present – which is always new Christmas pajamas to wear to bed that night. Finally, they always make sure to put out food for Santa’s reindeer!

     

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    She Knows magazine lists several Christmas traditions from moms around the U.S. on their website. One mom’s story was quite heartwarming. Marcella’s family invites someone from the community that they know is in need to their home on Christmas Eve for a special meal, Christmas sweets and some holiday family fun.

     

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    Christmas presents are always the perfect opportunity for families to enjoy fun and exciting traditions. Forever Families, for example, suggests drawing names from a hat and then making each other handmade gifts. It’s always a fun surprise to see who-has-who and what they came up with as the perfect present!

     

    Christmas traditions from Hickory Farms

     

    Women’s Day magazine shares the story of one Fayetteville, AR, family who started a great tradition of sneakily spreading Christmas cheer throughout their whole town. In 1994, the family decided to secretly decorate a tree that they displayed in town as a special surprise for all the residents. Each year, the family continued to surprise everyone with this Christmas treat that eventually turned into a magnificent display as the tree grew from three feet to almost 30 feet in height. After the family’s children were grown, the community continued the tradition. Now each year, the tree is decorated by community members who remain a mystery!

     

    Does your family have any unique Christmas traditions? Old or new, we would love to hear what traditions your family has for the holidays. Please leave a comment to share with us, or post it to the Hickory Farms Facebook page.

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