November 15, 2012 08:00 ET

Dole Joins Marc's Annual Drive to Make the Holidays Brighter for Ohio Children

Produce Leader Will Donate a Portion of the Proceeds From Every DOLE® Salads Blend or Kit Sold at Marc's Through Nov. 22, 2012

MONTEREY, CA--(Marketwire - Nov 15, 2012) - Dole Fresh Vegetables and Marc's are joining forces to make the holidays a little brighter for hungry families and kids throughout northeastern Ohio.

Dole, a produce and salad leader, will be participating in the Marc's 2012 Feed The Children campaign. From Oct. 3 through Nov. 22, 2012, Dole will donate a portion of the proceeds from every DOLE Salad blend or All Natural DOLE Salad Kit sold at any Marc's location to various northeastern Ohio organizations committed to feeding the hungry this holiday season.

Marc's operates more than 55 stores throughout Ohio, targeting the value-conscious family grocery shopper. The Marc's Feed The Children campaign is in its tenth year of supporting local organizations working to meet the needs of the less fortunate in northeastern Ohio communities. Funds raised in this year's campaign will benefit the Hunger Network of Greater Cleveland, Haven of Rest Ministries, Second Harvest Food Bank of the Mahoning Valley, and Mid-Ohio Foodbank of Columbus.

"Marc's is pleased to welcome Dole to the tenth annual Feed The Children campaign," said Day Armelli, marketing director at Marc's. "This program has provided more than one million meals to the hungry during the holiday season, and Marc's is proud to be an active donor in the community."

More than 20 brands are participating in this year's campaign. To help shoppers support these companies, Marc's developed a Feed The Children shopping list. For this and other campaign details, go to

One of the world's largest lines of packaged salads, DOLE Salads offers 47 unique salad blends, all-natural salad kits and new Extra Veggie™ varieties.

"The Marc's team is extremely passionate and committed to the Feed The Children initiative, and Dole is honored to partner with them this season," said Kellee Miller, senior manager of shopper marketing for Dole Fresh Vegetables.

About DOLE® Salads
DOLE Salads is one of the world's largest lines of packaged salads, with 33 unique salad blends,11 all-natural salad kits and three new DOLE Extra Veggie™ varieties featuring a separate pouch of fresh vegetables right in the bag. The line is supported by a comprehensive online library of salad and salad-related recipes, as well as various consumer-friendly tools like the on-pack DOLE® Salad Guide, Taste and Texture scales, and "Pairs well with" feature designed to inspire the country's millions of salad lovers to greater salad experimentation and in-kitchen creativity. For details, go to or the DOLE Salads Facebook page at

About Dole Food Company, Inc.
Dole, with 2011 net revenues of $7.2 billion, is the world's largest producer and marketer of high-quality fresh fruit and fresh vegetables, and is the leading producer of organic bananas. Dole markets a growing line of packaged and frozen fruit and is a produce industry leader in nutrition education and research.

Contact Information

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