Harry & David will kick off the semi-annual "Support Our Troops with Moose Munch(R) Bars" program on Thursday, May 23, 2013, which allows families, friends and supporters of soldiers in the U.S. armed forces to purchase the popular Harry & David® Moose Munch® treat and send them domestically to military families as well as to war zones, for enjoyment by our men and women in service. The program will launch just in time for Memorial Day, when we honor those who have served our country, and will continue on through July 7, 2013.
The iconic American gift curators have once again teamed up with Soldiers' Angels, a non-profit agency that ships care packages to soldiers in combat, to deliver the sweet taste of chocolate to those serving in the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps. Since the fall of 2010, nearly 346,000 Moose Munch® Bars and Bites have been shipped to soldiers in military bases abroad as well as to local US-based military families, through the "Support Our Troops with Moose Munch® Bars" program and Harry & David donations.
"Memorial Day is a day for remembering the men and women, past and present, who have served our country, and at Harry & David we are so thankful for their services," said Craig Johnson, CEO of Harry & David. "We have partnered with Soldiers' Angels on the Support Our Troops with Moose Munch® Bars program for the past 3 years, and are so pleased with the work of their charitable organization. We are thrilled to be able to help bring some happiness to the lives of those serving our country and their families."
Harry & David retail stores nationwide will offer customers the opportunity to purchase Moose Munch® Bars and give them to soldiers with a personalized message. Each bar and note is packaged with a plastic spoon and sent to Soldiers' Angels to be dispersed to military bases in war zones abroad as well as to local US-based military families. At many military bases, the 100-degree heat melts the signature chocolate, caramel popcorn and nuts confection into a lusciously gooey treat that makes it easy for our soldiers to enjoy the sweet taste of home. Most perishable dessert items cannot be shipped into war zones, but we continue to hear that Moose Munch® Bars are one of the most requested items from soldiers serving in combat.
Moose Munch® Bars retail for $2.95 each. For Harry & David store locations nationwide and for more information, visit us at www.harryanddavid.com.
About Soldiers' Angels
Soldiers' Angels is a volunteer-led 501(c)(3) nonprofit with the mission to provide aid and comfort to the men and women of the United States Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, and their families and to enable our volunteers to improve the lives of a growing veteran population.
Founded in 2003 by the mother of two American soldiers, hundreds of thousands of Soldiers' Angels "Angel" volunteers assist veterans, wounded and deployed personnel and their families in a variety of unique and effective ways.
"May No Soldier Go Unloved," encapsulates the motivation behind Soldiers' Angels. The volunteers of Soldiers' Angels work tirelessly to demonstrate active care and concern for veterans, the wounded, deployed service members and their families.
For more information, visit www.soldiersangels.org or call 615-676-0239.
About Harry & David
Nearly 80 years ago, Harry and David turned their extraordinary pears into the perfect gourmet gift. You can still send our Royal Riviera® Pears as well as many other fresh fruits of the highest quality, handpicked to our exacting standards in our 19 local orchards and in many other orchards around the world. http://www.harryanddavid.com