Holiday Giving: How To Help Feed America

It’s the holiday season, and I have been so busy shopping, baking and decorating to make my friend’s and family’s holiday season bright. Sometimes I tend to lose site of the true importance of the holidays: meaningful giving. My new clients, Honeysuckle White® and Shady Brook Farms®, continue to remind me about the power of giving.  Honeysuckle White® and Shady Brook Farms® turkey brands have set its sights high to help provide 1.75 million meals to Americans facing hunger with a $250,000 donation to Feeding America®.

HUNGER/FEEDING FACTS:

Nearly one in four children (22.3 percent) live in food insecure households in the United States

40% of Feeding America’s clients said they had to choose between rent/mortgage payments and food

Feeding America’s 203 food banks secure and distribute 3 billion pounds of donated food and grocery products annually via agencies such as soup kitchens, food pantries, shelters and after-school programs

NUTRITION FACTS ABOUT TURKEY:

Lean turkey cuts have minimal total fat per serving, virtually no saturated fat, and healthful protein

Whole turkeys have 30% fewer calories than whole chickens (170 calories for turkey, 240 calories for chicken)

Whole turkeys have 60% less fat than whole chickens (8 grams of fat, 2.5 grams of saturated fat; 18 grams of fat, 5 grams of saturated fat for chicken)

Fully-cooked Honeysuckle White Oven Roasted Whole Turkey is easy to prepare, lean and filling with only 140 calories and 7 grams of fat for a 3-ounce portion

We will be cooking turkey for the holidays as mine is defrosting as I type this. For more information, click Honeysuckle White® and Shady Brook Farms® and happy holidays!

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