Auntie Anne's Gift will Feed Hundreds of Guatemala's Children

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(L to R) Todd Chatman, Food For The Poor; Len Howser, 95.5 FM The FISH Cleveland co-host; Lisa and Ray McConnell, owners of six participating Auntie Anne's Pretzels.
(L to R) Todd Chatman, Food For The Poor; Len Howser, 95.5 FM The FISH Cleveland co-host; Lisa and Ray McConnell, owners of six participating Auntie Anne's Pretzels. On Saturday, June 29, Howser hosted a live remote from Auntie Anne's Pretzels at the Summit Mall in Akron, Ohio. The McConnells donated 100 percent of the day's sales to Food For The Poor to feed starving children in Guatemala.

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COCONUT CREEK, Fla. (July 3, 2013) – More than 250 children will be fed for a year thanks to the compassion and commitment of the owner of six Auntie Anne’s Pretzels stores in Ohio. The popular eatery partnered with 95.5 FM The FISH Cleveland Morning Show’s co-hosts Len Howser and Brooke Taylor to feed starving children in Guatemala through the relief and development organization Food For The Poor. The stores’ owner donated 100 percent of the day’s sales.

“Most are surprised to learn that Guatemala, not Haiti, has by far the worst situation in regards to childhood malnutrition in the Western Hemisphere,” said Angel Aloma, Executive Director of Food For The Poor. “For this reason, we are truly grateful that a company like Auntie Anne’s Pretzels made the commitment to donate all earnings from a day of its sales to feed the truly hungry. That’s remarkable.”

On June 29, 95.5 FM The FISH Cleveland held a live remote from noon to 2 p.m. at the Auntie Anne’s Pretzels inside the Summit Mall in Akron, Ohio, for the radio station’s “Day of Hope” campaign. The donations from the campaign will provide meals for children in Food For The Poor-supported orphanages and feeding centers in Guatemala. 

“Knowing that our dollars will go toward helping young children who have little or nothing and feeding them nutritious meals for a whole year is great,” said Ray McConnell, owner of the six participating Auntie Anne's Pretzels. “We take so much for granted because we have all of our needs met every day. This realization is one of the things that led me to offer up this day. God has really blessed our business.”

According to McConnell, a total of 1,985 customers ordered food from his eateries – a 4 percent year-over-year increase.

A donation of $44 will feed a child for a year, and $133 will feed three children for a year. Donations to feed starving children also can be made online at
www.FoodForThePoor.org/auntieanne.

Food For The Poor, named by The Chronicle of Philanthropy as the largest international relief and development organization in the nation, does much more than feed millions of the hungry poor in 17 countries of the Caribbean and Latin America. This interdenominational Christian ministry provides emergency relief assistance, clean water, medicines, educational materials, homes, support for orphans and the aged, skills training and micro-enterprise development assistance, with more than 95 percent of all donations going directly to programs that help the poor. 

        


Wanda Wright

Food For The Poor
Public Relations
954-427-2222 x 6079
wandaw@foodforthepoor.com