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Hood® Announces "Do Some Good With Hood" Program To Support The Great American Milk Drive

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Hood Will Match Donations to Deliver 2,000 Gallons of Milk to Local New England Food Banks

LYNNFIELD, Mass., June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- HP Hood, the leading dairy brand in New England, has announced its "Do Some Good With Hood®" program in support of The Great American Milk Drive, which gets much-needed milk into the hands of families struggling with hunger across our country. Hood will match donations made through the program, up to 1,000 gallons, to deliver a total of 2,000 gallons of milk to local food banks in New England.

"Milk is one of the most requested items from food banks, but it is rarely donated," said Lynne Bohan, vice president of communications and government affairs at Hood. "We're proud to partner with the Great American Milk Drive, and we look forward to joining with New England residents to donate up to 2,000 gallons of milk to help families in need in our local communities."

By visiting DoSomeGoodWithHood.com, consumers can make a donation directly to the Great American Milk Drive. The program, made possible by the nation's dairy farmers and milk companies in partnership with Feeding America, was created to help provide milk to the 12.5 million families in our country who do not have access to adequate nourishment to help them reach their full potential.

Local food banks that may benefit from the donations include The Greater Boston Food Bank, the Connecticut Food Bank, Rhode Island Community Food Bank, Foodshare, Good Shepherd Food Bank, Vermont Foodbank, New Hampshire Food Bank, The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts and Worcester County Food Bank, among others.

About Hood
Founded in 1846, today Hood is one of the largest branded dairy operators in the United States.  Hood is the number-one dairy brand in New England, and Hood's portfolio of national and super-regional brands and franchise products includes Hood, Crowley Foods, Simply Smart Milk, Heluva Good!, LACTAID®, BAILEYS® Coffee Creamers, HERSHEY®'S Milk and Milkshakes and Blue Diamond Almond Breeze®. For more information about Hood, please visit www.Hood.com.

About Feeding America
Feeding America is a nationwide network of 200 food banks that leads the fight against hunger in the United States. Together, we provide food to more than 37 million people through 61,000 food pantries, soup kitchens, and shelters in communities across America. Feeding America also supports programs that improve food security among the people we serve; educates the public about the problem of hunger; and advocates for legislation that protects people from going hungry. Individuals, charities, businesses and government all have a role in ending hunger. Donate. Volunteer. Advocate. Educate. Together we can solve hunger. Visit http://www.feedingamerica.org/. Find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/FeedingAmerica or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/FeedingAmerica.

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