SOURCE: Harry & David

Harry & David

November 19, 2014 12:23 ET

Harry & David and Soldiers' Angels Team Up for the Holiday Season to Show Thanks to the U.S. Armed Forces With the Semiannual "Moose Munch® Bars for the Troops" Program

Treats-From-Home Will Arrive to Soldiers as a Show of Appreciation From Fellow Americans

MEDFORD, OR--(Marketwired - Nov 19, 2014) - Harry & David, America's first choice for gifting, entertaining, and everyday delights, kicked off its semiannual "Moose Munch® Bars for the Troops" program this week just in time for the holidays. The program, which allows families, friends and supporters of soldiers in the U.S. armed forces to purchase the popular Harry & David® Moose Munch® treats, will continue through December 24th, to honor those who serve our country.

Once again partnering with Soldiers' Angels, a non-profit agency that ships care packages to soldiers, Harry & David is ramping up to deliver its signature treats to those serving in the military. Since the spring of 2010, more than 410,000 Moose Munch® Bars and Bites have been shipped to soldiers in military bases abroad, as well as to local U.S.-based military families, through the "Moose Munch® Bars for the Troops" program and Harry & David donations. During last May's campaign alone, Harry & David shipped nearly 20,000 bars to the troops over the course of the month.

"We are excited to once again partner with Soldiers' Angels on the Moose Munch® Bars for the Troops program. Having been so inspired by this charitable organization over the past few years, we're hoping this holiday season brings even more donations than last," said Craig Johnson, CEO of Harry & David. "The holiday season can be a hard time to be away from one's family, and it's our hope we are able to offer a little taste of home to bring a smile to the soldiers faces."

Harry & David retail stores nationwide will offer customers the opportunity to purchase Moose Munch® Bars and give them to soldiers with a personalized message. Each bar and note is packaged with a plastic spoon and sent to Soldiers' Angels to be dispersed to military bases abroad as well as to local U.S.-based military families. At many military bases, the 100-degree heat melts the signature chocolate, caramel popcorn, and nuts confection into a lusciously gooey treat that makes it easy for our soldiers to enjoy the sweet taste of home. Most perishable dessert items cannot be shipped abroad, but we continue to hear that Moose Munch® Bars are one of the most requested items from soldiers serving overseas.

Moose Munch® Bars retail for $2.95 each, or two for $5.00. For Harry & David store locations nationwide and for more information, visit us at www.HarryandDavid.com. Connect with us at www.facebook.com/HarryandDavid, or follow us on www.twitter.com/HarryandDavid.

The company currently offers a 15% discount to servicemen and-women both in stores and online at www.military.com/discounts/harry-and-david-military-discount, as well as a full selection of gourmet care packages for soldiers that ship to military bases abroad.

About Harry & David
At Harry & David, we strive to be the authority for all gifting and entertaining occasions. Since 1934, our focus has been delivering expertly crafted products backed by an extraordinary experience and unparalleled service. 

Our company has been rooted in innovation since our founders, brothers Harry and David, first tended their Royal Riviera® Pears in the Bear Creek Orchards. Their exquisite pears were soon in high demand, and they became the inspiration for an array of innovative gift ideas. Today, we create nearly everything that goes into our gourmet gifts, baskets, and towers, including signature chocolate truffles made in our candy kitchen and fine baked goods from our bakery. Each expertly crafted gift is shipped to arrive on time, in perfect condition.

Harry & David and Wolferman's are assumed business names of Harry and David, LLC, Medford, Oregon. HarryandDavid.com. Harry & David is a wholly owned subsidiary of 1-800-FLOWERS.COM.

About Soldiers' Angels
Soldiers' Angels is a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit that provides aid and comfort to the men and women of the United States Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard; their families; and the growing veteran population. Founded in 2003 by the mother of two American soldiers, hundreds of thousands of Soldiers' Angels, "Angel" volunteers assist veterans, and wounded and deployed personnel and their families in a variety of unique and effective ways. (Tax ID# 20-058-3415). Learn more at www.soldiersangels.org/about-us

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