For many reasons, Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday.
And my favorite Thanksgiving tradition is when family and friends gather at our dining room table and we share the many things for which we are grateful.
Family, friends and good health are always mentioned, as is the bounty before us. Without food, sustenance, nothing else would be possible.
For the 42 million Americans (more than 15 times greater than Chicago’s population) who live in food insecure households, however, Thanksgiving is a very different holiday.
This is why I am proud that Garrett Popcorn Shops®, through our Garrett Cares™ initiative, has partnered with Feeding America® and its network of 200 food banks to lead the fight against hunger in the United States. I even had the honor to speak about the partnership over the airwaves with US99’s Mike Kasper.
With your generous participation, our small batches will have a big impact. The purchase of a One Gallon Feeding America Tin filled with our world-famous Garrett Mix® will secure and distribute 36 meals to families facing hunger.
This is a powerful partnership. Garrett, Feeding America and you.
In addition to supporting Feeding America by purchasing a custom Feeding America Tin, there are many other ways to show your support. Just last month, Garrett Popcorn volunteered at the Greater Chicago Food Depository.
We spent the day repacking over 3,000 cases of food for senior citizens. We laughed, we bonded, we perspired, but, most importantly, we knew that we were giving back to Chicago, Garrett Popcorn’s home for over 67 years. Because Feeding America supports food banks across America, local volunteer opportunities are available in your community as well. Learn more about volunteering here.
During this season of giving and gratitude, please consider volunteering, donating directly or by deliciously supporting Feeding America by purchasing limited edition Feeding America Tins today.