McCain Foods USA, a supplier of frozen potato and snack food products across America, has announced a partnership with the “No Kid Hungry” charitable organization to help ensure children across the United States have access to healthy meals in the midst of coronavirus-related school closures and beyond.
In launching the partnership, the Oakbrook Terrance, Illinois-based company donated $75,000 which will be directed to No Kid Hungry’s coronavirus response and recovery efforts that will help provide children with the most important school supply they can have: food.
Between September 14 and October 16, 2020, for every No Kid Hungry post that is liked or shared, McCain Foods will donate $1 up to $5,000.
“One in four children in the United States could face hunger this year due to the impact of the coronavirus,” said Greg Evans, senior vice president at McCain Foods USA. “Children need a balanced meal in order to support healthy brain development and their ability to learn. We hope these resources will help schools and community groups navigate the unprecedented challenges of the upcoming school year and help children receive the nutrition they need.”
“Back to school is looking very different this year, but one thing hasn’t changed: millions of kids rely on the nutrition they receive from school meals to learn, grow and reach their full potential,” said Diana Hovey, senior vice president at Share Our Strength, the organization behind the No Kid Hungry campaign. “We’re so grateful for partners like McCain Foods who have stepped up to help kids get the meals they need, whether they are in the classroom or not. We couldn’t do this without them.”
Florenceville, New Brunswick, Canada-headquartered McCain Foods, parent of McCain Foods USA, ranks among the world’s largest manufacturers of frozen potato products and supplies french fries, potato specialties, appetizers and desserts to retail and foodservice customers around the globe. It employs over 21,000 people and operates 52 production facilities on six continents.