Hickory Farms Tops $3.3 Million In Total Contributions To The No Kid Hungry Campaign

Company Surpasses 2013 Donation Goal

Toledo, Ohio – February 12, 2014 - Hickory Farms, Inc., the specialty food and holiday gift retailer announced today it raised over $700,000 during its 2013 fundraising efforts in support of Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry® campaign, bringing total donations to $3.3 million.

Hickory Farms has been a proud partner of Share Our Strength since 2008. The No Kid Hungry campaign is working to end childhood hunger in America by connecting children in need with nutritious meals and teaching families how to cook healthy, affordable meals.

“For over 60 years, our customers have welcomed us into their homes and allowed us to become part of their holiday traditions,” said Mark S. Rodriguez, CEO. “Over the last six years, through their generosity, purchases of our Party Planner gift box, and cash donations, we have raised $3.3 million for the No Kid Hungry efforts. We are humbled to have so many of our loyal fans join us in the fight to end childhood hunger.”

During the holiday season, Hickory Farms donated $5.00 for every Party Planner gift box purchased and accepted donations with purchases online and at Holiday Market locations.

“Thanks to the great work of Hickory Farms and its customers, more kids around the country will have access to the food they need to live, learn and play,” said Billy Shore, Founder and CEO, Share Our Strength. “Their generosity and support continues to be a driving force in helping put an end to childhood hunger in America.”

About Hickory Farms

Hickory Farms, Inc ® is a leading provider of specialty foods and holiday food gifts. Since 1951, North American families have chosen Hickory Farms' savory sausages, cheeses and other gourmet foods for their loved ones each holiday season. The company's award-winning signature products and eco-friendly gift boxes can be found online, in catalogs, at leading supermarkets year round and in shopping malls throughout the Christmas holiday season.

About Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry Campaign

No child should grow up hungry in America, but one in five children struggles with hunger. Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign is ending childhood hunger in America by ensuring all children get the healthy food they need, every day. The No Kid Hungry campaign connects kids in need to effective nutrition programs like school breakfast and summer meals and teaches low-income families to cook healthy, affordable meals through Cooking Matters. This work is accomplished through the No Kid Hungry network, made up of private citizens, public officials, nonprofits, business leaders and others providing innovative hunger solutions in their communities.