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Ikea and Feeding America team up to fight child hunger


Ikea has partnered with Feeding America, the nation's largest domestic hunger-relief organization, to sponsor an in-store program that supports national children's hunger programs.

These programs include giving free meals and snacks to low income children, as well as giving out nutritious easy-to-prepare food for children to take home on weekends, in addition to other programs to meet the needs of hungry children.

Running from July 1 to July 31, the Feeding the Future Ikea U.S. program will donate $1 to Feeding America for every healthy kids meal purchased in any Ikea U.S. restaurant. Additionally, Ikea customers can add donations of any amount to food purchases in the Ikea restaurant, Swedish Food Market and Bistro. All added donations also will go to Feeding America. The two healthy kids meals in the Feeding the Future program include moose shaped pasta in tomato sauce, yogurt and a lingonberry drink, or grilled chicken with carrot sticks, strawberries and string cheese. Each meal costs $1.99.

"Feeding America is committed to providing the most nutritious products possible to those we serve," said Leah Ray, VP of corporate partnerships. "With Ikea's partnership and Feeding the Future program donations, we are able to support a healthier lifestyle for all children and will be able to continue that message by adding to the over 800 million pounds of produce we already provide to our local network of food banks."

"Our Feeding the Future Program, in partnership with Feeding America, is a great way for Ikea US to reach out to our communities and support Feeding America's child hunger programs. Ikea is committed to healthy eating and working along with Feeding America helps to support those in need, as well as give our customers the opportunity to make a difference," added Gerd Diewald, Ikea U.S. food manager.

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