At Jimmy Dean we believe a great day lies within everyone, and we know it's especially important for children to have a satisfying breakfast to start their day off right. Thanks to the generosity of registered dietitians like you who signed up for our No Kid Hungry RD Challenge, we’re proud to announce Jimmy Dean has collected more than 800 pledges. Each pledge can help connect a child with as many as 10 meals.
We're also happy to announce that the Nebraska Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics had the largest percentage of its members participate in the No Kid Hungry RD Challenge, so we've awarded them a $5,000 grant to help eliminate childhood hunger at the local level. We're excited to see the community-based initiatives the Nebraska Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics will put in place over the next year.
This challenge is just one part of a major initiative for Jimmy Dean and we are in the midst of a five year partnership with Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry Campaign, a national campaign to end childhood hunger in America by 2015. Our employees have truly “walked the talk,” participating in more than eight service activities in one year, including food drives and educational programs, and donating their time to volunteer at local Chicago food banks and soup kitchens. In fact, 100% of Jimmy Dean employees took the No Kid Hungry pledge within the first five months of our partnership.
We encourage you to continue joining us in our passion and commitment. Help make a lasting impact in the fight against childhood hunger by visiting jimmydean.com and nokidhungry.org and discover more ways you can get involved.
The Jimmy Dean Brand Team