To continue the three-year Friendsgiving tradition, Sonoma-Cutrer and Woodford Reserve today announce a new $50,000 joint donation to No Kid Hungry, a national campaign dedicated to ending childhood hunger. This donation by the Brown Forman Corporation-owned brands can help provide up to 500,000 meals* to kids facing food insecurity in the United States.
Sonoma-Cutrer and Woodford Reserve first partnered with No Kid Hungry in July 2018, and have since donated a total of $200,000 to the campaign.
“At both Sonoma Cutrer and Woodford Reserve, we are wholeheartedly committed to the communities we call home, whether in our backyards or across the globe,” said Sonoma-Cutrer Chardonnay Winemaker Cara Morrison. “It is our privilege to work with No Kid Hungry in their ongoing efforts to feed kids without access to the meals they need.”
In the wake of the coronavirus, millions of children in the United States are still facing hunger – as many as 1 in 6 kids this year. No Kid Hungry has a plan to make sure those children are fed, as the crisis continues and in the recovery to follow. Through a combination of emergency grants, strategic assistance, advocacy and awareness, No Kid Hungry is helping kids, families and communities get the resources they need. Since March 2020, No Kid Hungry has provided nearly $99 million to over 2,300 schools and community organizations across all 50 states, DC, Guam and Puerto Rico.
“The past year and a half has proven to us that together we can make a difference”, said Woodford Reserve Assistant Master Distiller Elizabeth McCall. ”We ask our consumers to join us as we stand up for these children and their families, and confidently look to Sonoma-Cutrer and Woodford Reserve this holiday season.”
“Every kid needs three healthy meals a day to grow up healthy and strong, yet millions are missing those meals,” said Diana Hovey, Senior Vice President at Share Our Strength, the organization behind the No Kid Hungry campaign. “This holiday season we’re grateful to Sonoma-Cutrer and Woodford Reserve for their ongoing support of and generous donation to No Kid Hungry, to help ensure kids are getting access to those critical meals.”
This holiday season, consumers are invited to join Sonoma-Cutrer and Woodford Reserve in donating to No Kid Hungry by texting “FRIENDS” to 68405.
*$1 can help provide up to 10 meals. Meal equivalency varies during COVID-19 relief.No Kid Hungry does not provide individual meals; your donations help support programs that feed kids. Learn more at NoKidHungry.org/OneDollar.
Sonoma-Cutrer has been crafting wines since 1981 in the esteemed Russian River Valley growing region of Sonoma County, California. Our flagship wine, Russian River Ranches, was built on-premise and for over 30 years has dominated the Most Popular Chardonnay Wine & Spirits Annual Restaurant Poll. Our winemaking process, led by a female-driven team, is designed specifically to preserve the highest quality grapes, and the wines are aged in barrels made of specific French oak trees that are selected to fit the winemakers’ needs. Sonoma County is the first wine region in the world to be 99% sustainable. As a leader in this initiative, Sonoma-Cutrer prioritizes protecting the environment in all viticultural and winemaking processes. All Sonoma-Cutrer wines can be purchased at the Sonoma-Cutrer winery, as well as, through the wine club, Club Cutrer. For more information about our wines, how to purchase, or to join Club Cutrer, please visit www.sonomacutrer.com or visit Facebook at www.facebook.com/sonomacutrervineyards.
About Woodford Reserve:
Tucked in the heart of thoroughbred country in Versailles, Kentucky lives the historic Woodford Reserve Distillery, the birthplace of Woodford Reserve. A National Historic Landmark, the Woodford Reserve Distillery represents craftsmanship with a balance of historic heritage and modern practices. Woodford Reserve is a product of the Brown-Forman Corporation, a premier producer and marketer of fine quality beverage alcohol brands including Jack Daniel’s, Finlandia, Korbel, Tequila Herradura, Sonoma-Cutrer, and Chambord. Please enjoy your bourbon responsibly. To learn more about Woodford Reserve, visit us www.woodfordreserve.com or www.facebook.com/woodfordreserve.
About No Kid Hungry:
No child should go hungry in America. But in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, 1 in 6 kids could face hunger. No Kid Hungry is working to end childhood hunger by helping launch and improve programs that give all kids the healthy food they need to thrive. This is a problem we know how to solve. No Kid Hungry is a campaign of Share Our Strength, an organization committed to ending hunger and poverty.