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StarKist® Pledges $100,000 To Fight Childhood Hunger With Feed the Children

Partnership Kicks-off with Community Events in Pittsburgh, New York City, Boston and Los Angeles

PITTSBURGH, May 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- StarKist® is proud to announce it is joining forces with Feed the Children, a non-profit organization dedicated to ending child hunger, by donating $100,000. Feed the Children believes that it can create a world where no child goes to bed hungry and the company's donation will support Feed the Children's domestic relief efforts. In addition, StarKist is teaming up with Feed the Children during four community events throughout 2016.

Child taking home StarKist® at a Feed the Children community event

"StarKist is a socially responsible company that provides healthy food for more people. One in five children goes to bed hungry in the U.S., and at StarKist we are committed to doing our part by getting our nutritious seafood products into the hands of children in need," said Andrew Choe, StarKist President and CEO. "It's an honor to work with the Feed the Children team. And we applaud this outstanding organization for its endless fight against hunger and its commitment to breaking the poverty cycle."

The partnership will kick off in StarKist's hometown of Pittsburgh, Pa. on Wednesday, May 11. StarKist and Feed the Children are collaborating with FOCUS+ Pittsburgh charity to hold a community-fair style event where a truckload of food, essentials, StarKist product and more will be distributed to pre-registered attendees. In addition to Pittsburgh, Feed the Children and StarKist will co-sponsor events in New York City (June 23), Boston (July 7), and Los Angeles (July 14) over the next couple of months, assisting local families in the area.  

"Feed the Children strives to provide hope and resources to those without life's essentials," said J.C. Watts, Jr., Feed the Children President and CEO. "We are honored to partner with StarKist in the fight to end child hunger in America. Together, we can be our neighbor's helper and truly help families in our nation's own backyard."

To learn more about Feed the Children, make a donation or volunteer please visit www.feedthechildren.org.

About Feed the Children
Feed the Children believes that it can create a world where no child goes to bed hungry. Since 1979, Feed the Children has grown into one of the largest U.S.-based charities. It is accredited by GuideStar Exchange and the BBB Wise Giving Alliance, maintains a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, and is also a member of InterAction. Through its network of agencies, Feed the Children distributed more than $344 million in food, essentials, educational supplies, and medicine, impacting close to 9 million individuals in the U.S. and more than 4.9 million individuals internationally, for a total of 13.9 million individuals globally in fiscal year 2014. Visit www.feedthechildren.org for more information.

About StarKist
StarKist Co. is a food company that is focused on healthy, shelf-stable seafood products in the United States. An industry innovator, StarKist was the first brand to introduce StarKist single-serve pouch products, which include Tuna Creations®, Salmon Creations®, Kid's Creations and Gourmet Selects®. As America's favorite tuna, StarKist represents a tradition of quality, consumer trust and a commitment to sustainability. StarKist's charismatic brand icon, Charlie® the Tuna, swam into the hearts of tuna fans in 1961 and is still a fan favorite today. StarKist Co. is a subsidiary of the Dongwon Group. 

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