Food Network Unveils Holiday Food Drive Partnership

by in Events, December 6th, 2011

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The holiday season may be jolly for many of us, but let’s not forget that in the U.S., 16 million kids are at risk of hunger, especially at this time of year.

This morning, Food Network, Share Our Strength and members of the Congressional Hunger Caucus unveiled a holiday food drive in partnership with Whole Foods Market that will provide 90,000 meals in the Washington, D.C. and Baltimore areas, and 45,000 more in Philadelphia by Christmas. Food Network and Whole Foods Market are partners in Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign to end childhood hunger in America.

Marc Murphy and Amanda Freitag, judges on Food Network’s Chopped, today visited a Whole Foods Market in Washington to purchase fresh foods and pantry items for donation to the Capital Area Food Bank. “As chefs, we shop for food all the time and almost take it for granted,” said Murphy, “This really puts a different perspective on grocery shopping and what it means to put food on the plates of those who battle hunger.”

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A Food Network truck will make stops at Whole Foods stores over the next several weeks to collect customer donations:

• Tuesday, December 6: 12:00 – 4:00 p.m. at 1440 P St. NW, Washington, D.C., with Chefs Marc Murphy and Amanda Freitag appearing from approximately 12:15 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.

• Wednesday, December 7: 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. at 2700 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA

• Thursday, December 8: 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. at 4530 40th St. NW, Washington, D.C.

• Tuesday, December 13: 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. at 4530 40th St. NW, Washington, D.C.

• Wednesday, December 14: 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. at 1440 P St. NW, Washington, D.C.

• Thursday, December 15: 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. at 833 Wayne Ave., Silver Spring, MD.

Continue reading: Working to End Childhood Hunger

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Comments (4)

  1. Doreen says:

    Not close enough to New Jersey! How can we help? My daughter and I are looking for an opportunity to give back and this would be terrific!

  2. Jackie says:

    This is great! If you're not in DC, or if you'd like another way to help, a group of bloggers from all over the world have organized a SOS Holiday Bake Sale! For more details, visit: http://lacasadesweets.com/blog/2011/12/07/cookies

  3. Christine says:

    OMG you guys the episode that was on Tuesday night was a tear jerker. I can not ever imagine I would ever cry over a food network show!!! Truely Amazing. The school cooks should be reconized. That was the best episode yet!

  4. Sr. Helene says:

    Can the cookie dough for any variety be refrigerated overnight and baked in the morning? That way a group of us can easily share the work to make a difference in this initiative.
    Thanks for any answers!

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