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Join United Airlines and Feeding America in the Fight against Childhood Hunger

CHICAGO, Mar. 2, 2010 – Starting this month, United customers will have the opportunity to join the fight against childhood hunger. With each purchase of a new Eat for Good snackbox, $1 will go toward Feeding America*s programs to help ensure no U.S. child and their families go hungry.

**Our new Eat for Good snackboxes give United customers the opportunity to support a cause we all believe in, and that is fighting childhood hunger,** said Sonya Jackson, president – United Airlines Foundation. **Hunger in the U.S. is a significant issue, and by purchasing one of our new snackboxes, United customers can join forces with Feeding America and help provide seven nourishing meals for children.**

The newly designed Eat for Good snackbox is available on flights of two hours or longer in March. Priced at only $7, it contains an assortment of foods, including Immaculate Baking Co. cookies, Kettle Classic potato chips, Bumblebee chicken salad, Pepperidge Farm crackers, Snack Treasures trail mix, and Vitalit drink mix.

**Feeding America is extremely delighted to partner with United in providing a unique and convenient opportunity for its passengers to contribute to our mission to eradicate hunger across our nation,** said Vicki Escarra, president and CEO of Feeding America. **During this time of escalating hunger, as evidenced by our recent Hunger 2010 study, Feeding America looks forward to making soaring progress toward our mission.**

The Eat for Good snackbox can be identified by its bright, outside design created by Chicago high school student artist Melissa Don, who is a participant in the After School Matters program—one of the nation*s largest teen initiatives focused on meaningful out-of-school activities for youth. Her design envisions **a bountiful harvest,** which is her creative expression of what it means to fight hunger.

This is the first in a series of new snackboxes that uses United*s resources to connect customers with trusted community partners. To learn more about Feeding America or to donate, please visit www.feedingamerica.org/united.

13.03.2010. 10:53

 

 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

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