May 5, 2011

Beech-Nut Pledges $750,000 in Product to Aid U.S. Storm Victims

TOWN OF AMSTERDAM, N.Y., May 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- To aid the tiniest survivors of April's deadly tornado outbreak, Beech-Nut Nutrition Corporation and its long time charitable partner, Feed The Children, announced today a $750,000 product donation. The donation, which equates to 15 truckloads of baby and toddler food, will become part of Feed The Children's ongoing relief effort in the Southeast.

"We are humbled to be associated with an organization such as Feed The Children which is working so hard to continue to assist families and children impacted by these devastating storms," said Jim Schneider, President and CEO, Beech-Nut Nutrition Corporation. "Beech-Nut has a long-standing relationship with Feed The Children, and we are so proud of the great work they do to provide humanitarian relief to children in the U.S. and throughout the world."

For nearly 20 years, Beech-Nut has supported the humanitarian and hunger-relief efforts of Feed the Children. This recent donation will allow Feed The Children to provide immediate and ongoing support of the storm victims.

"Baby food is always at the top of the list of critical needs in times of disaster and this generous donation by Beech-Nut displays their commitment to the most vulnerable victims of these tragedies," said Feed The Children spokesperson Tony Sellars. "We cherish our long relationship with Beech-Nut and hope their example will inspire others to help during this time of need.

This summer, Beech-Nut will announce a national philanthropic program to further benefit Feed The Children.

About Feed The Children

Founded in 1979, Feed The Children is consistently ranked as one of the largest international charities in the U.S., based on private, non-government support. Feed The Children is a Christian, international, nonprofit relief organization with headquarters in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, that delivers food, medicine, clothing and other necessities to individuals, children and families who lack these essentials due to famine, war, poverty or natural disasters. In FY 2010, Feed The Children distributed more than 133 million pounds of food and other essentials to children and their families in all 50 states and internationally. For more information, please visit

About Beech-Nut

Since 1931, Beech-Nut Nutrition Corporation has been built on a history of innovation and dedication to infant nutrition. Headquartered in Amsterdam, New York, Beech-Nut is the number two leading baby food brand in the United States and is committed to deliver more nutrition for parents and babies. As a subsidiary of Hero AG of Lenzburg, Switzerland, a global leader in consumer goods and infant feeding, Beech-Nut is able to combine resources to continuously improve food and nutrition for infants. For more information visit or

About Hero

Hero, an international brand-focused consumer-foods group, was founded in 1886 in Lenzburg, Switzerland, and is committed to producing high-quality, nutritious products in its core product categories of Infant Nutrition and Fruit. Hero's operations are based predominantly in Europe, North America and Middle East & Africa and, most recently, China. In 2010, the group generated revenues of in excess of CHF 1.65 billion with over 4,000 employees in more than 30 countries. Dr. Arend Oetker is the majority shareholder.

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