Giving and Gratitude: Garrett Cares™ x Feeding America®

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.

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Participating in Feeding America’s Hunger Action Month

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.

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Gift great. Do good.

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.

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Spending time with the Feeding America team in Chicago

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.

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The Garrett team volunteering 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.

The Power of Pink

As I look out my office window, autumn continues to declare its arrival.

For many reasons, fall is my favorite season.  The mild days and crisp nights, the return of Crock-Pot meals and comfort food, in addition to the bold and coppery tones of the landscape’s leafy display always rekindles my love for this season.

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When I walk through Garrett Popcorn’s headquarters and Shops this time of year, I see a very different color palette.  In support of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Garrett® is proudly dressed in pink.

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My colleagues are wearing it, our Shops are decorated with it, and our website proclaims our support in bursts of bright pink.

Through our Garrett Cares™ initiative, we are once again proud to support A Silver Lining Foundation’s Buy A Mom A Mammogram® programNow in our seventh year of support, Garrett has donated over $76,000 to ASLF, a donation that has allowed 562 uninsured and underinsured women and men to receive access to cost-free mammograms and diagnostic testing critical for early detection.

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Join The Fight!  Through the end of October, Garrett will donate 10% of Signature Pink Tin sales in Shops and online, up to $20,000, to ASLF.

To learn more about the important work that Dr. Sandy Goldberg, ASLF’s founder, her ASLF colleagues, and its 15 partner hospitals have accomplished in the 10 years of the Buy A Mom A Mammogram® program, please enjoy this short video.

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Thank you for allowing Garrett Popcorn Shops® to support A Silver Lining Foundation as it works to ensure that dignified, respectful, and equal access to quality cancer education and services for all, by creating meaningful partnerships with community, advocacy, and healthcare organizations.

– Scott Schroeder, Executive Vice President & Chief Brand Officer

Every Kernel Counts®