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Sam's Club and Country Trio Edens Edge Team Up With Local Volunteers to Donate Meals to St. Louis Area Foodbank

Sam's Club and Country Trio Edens Edge Team Up With Local Volunteers to Donate Meals to St. Louis Area Foodbank

St. Louis associates accompany Edens Edge to load up food donations collected at local Sam's Club for delivery to the city's food bank

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ST. LOUIS, March 13, 2012  /PRNewswire/ --

 

 

WHAT:

Hot country newcomers Edens Edge join forces with St. Louis Sam's Club associates to raise awareness of hunger in the U.S. and urge members to participate in a Spring Hunger Event supporting the largest domestic hunger-relief charity, Feeding America, with the goal of securing one million meals this spring. Edens Edge will team up with local Sam's Club volunteers to load pallets of food into trucks and deliver the donation to the St. Louis Area Foodbank.

 

 

WHY:

Hunger is an issue year-round and can be especially critical in the spring as post-holiday volunteer efforts and supplies typically diminish. While many believe that those affected by hunger are confined to small pockets of society, in reality, one in six Americans is struggling with hunger.

 

 

WHO:

Edens Edge

 

Sam's Club associates, member volunteers and food bank representatives

 

 

WHEN:

Thursday, March 15, 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

 

Media call time: 12:30 p.m. at the St. Louis Area Foodbank*


 

 

WHERE:

St. Louis Area Foodbank

Sam's Club - St. Charles #8251

 

70 Corporate Woods Drive

2855 S. Service Road

 

St. Louis, MO 63044

St. Charles, MO 63303

 

314.292.6262

636.946.7002


 

 

 

   * Media are invited to schedule interviews with Edens Edge, Sam's Club, Feeding America and food bank representatives at the St. Louis 
     Area Foodbank beginning at 1:00 p.m. Please contact Marcy Vernier to arrange an interview.


HOW TO DONATE:

Sam's Club Members have two ways to participate in reaching the goal of helping Feeding America secure one million meals for local food banks from March 14 to 28 including:

 

 

 

     1. By purchasing specially marked General Mills items at Sam's Club, members can help Feeding America secure TEN
         MEALS for local food banks once members visit www.outnumberhunger.com/samsclub and enter the code located
         on the packaging by March 1, 2013. For every code entered by March 1, 2013, General Mills will donate $1.30 to
         Feeding America -- enough to secure 10 meals on behalf of local food banks up to a maximum donation of
         $130,000.

 

 

 

     2. Members can also place non-perishable food in collection bins at Sam's Club locations nationwide.

 

 

ABOUT SAM'S CLUB:

Sam's Club, a division of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT), is the nation's eighth largest retailer and a leading membership warehouse club offering superior products and services to more than 47 million Members in clubs across the U.S., as well as in Brazil, China and Mexico. Members save an average of 30 percent over traditional retailers. To learn more about Savings Made Simple®, visit SamsClub.com and look for Sam's Club on Twitter, Facebook and our mobile app.

 

 

 

Sam's Club supports community-based programs that empower young people, families and small businesses to make smart choices that lead to healthy and bright futures. In 2010, the Sam's Club Giving Program made cash and in-kind contributions of more than $89 million, which included donating more than 39 million meals.

 

 

ABOUT FEEDING AMERICA:

Feeding America provides low-income individuals and families with the fuel to survive and even thrive. As the nation's leading domestic hunger-relief charity, our network members supply food to more than 37 million Americans each year, including 14 million children and 3 million seniors. Serving the entire United States, more than 200 member food banks support 61,000 agencies that address hunger in all of its forms. For more information on how you can fight hunger in your community and across the country, visit http://www.feedingamerica.org. Find us on Facebook at facebook.com/FeedingAmerica or follow our news on Twitter at twitter.com/FeedingAmerica.

 

 

ABOUT EDENS EDGE:

 

 

Comprised of Hannah Blaylock (lead vocalist), Dean Berner (harmony vocals, guitar, dobro) and Cherrill Green (harmony vocals, mandolin, banjo and guitar), Edens Edge possesses a unique musical blend deeply rooted in Country music, acoustic instrumentation and pure vocal harmonies. Growing up an hour's drive from each other in Arkansas, Edens Edge were introduced by mutual friends in 2004 and began performing together in a band that included close friends and family members. After entering the 2006 NSAI Song Contest, they were discovered by iconic songwriter Kye Fleming, who encouraged the young trio to move to Nashville together and pursue their musical career full time. It was during their 2009 performance at Fleming's induction ceremony into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame where Big Machine Label Group President & CEO Scott Borchetta took notice and quickly signed Edens Edge to Big Machine Records. Since releasing their Top 20 debut single, "Amen," the trio has been profiled as one of Billboard's "Artists to Watch in 2011" and was selected as a CMT LISTEN UP! Artist. They were also featured on three major Country tours last year – Brad Paisley's H2O II: Wetter and Wilder World Tour, Reba's All the Women I Am Tour, and Lady Antebellum's Own The Night Tour. Edens Edge is currently in the studio finishing up their debut album, set for release in 2012. In June, they will hit the road with labelmates Rascal Flatts on the "The American Band Tour" Presented by Farmers Insurance. For more on Edens Edge, visit edensedge.com

 

 

SOURCE Sam's Club

 

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