SOURCE: Allens, Inc.

Allens, Inc.

October 04, 2011 12:53 ET

Leading Vegetable Producer Creates Virtual Food Drive

Allens Donates One Can of Popeye Spinach for Every New Facebook Fan

SILOAM SPRINGS, AR--(Marketwire - Oct 4, 2011) - Allens Inc., the parent brand of Popeye Spinach and a national leader in canned and frozen vegetables since 1926, hosts the "I Yam What I Yam, Donate a Can" virtual food drive benefitting regional food banks nationwide. Through the end of October, Allens Inc. will donate a can of Popeye spinach to a local food bank for every new fan at Allens is creating this social media and cause campaign effort to strengthen local food banks that have been hit hard by growing demands for service and rekindle families' love of Popeye and his spinach.

Donating cans of spinach to food banks is a neighborly way Allens Inc. can help those in need. One click equals one can of spinach donated to families in need of nutrition. The community is encouraged to get as many people to participate as possible.

Allens will donate to The Food Bank for New York City, the North Texas Food Bank, the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma and the Community Kitchens of Birmingham. Popeye Spinach is a nutritious staple that has been passed down from generation to generation.

"Spinach makes Popeye strong and we want to give strength to the hungry," said David Brown, Vice President of Retail Sales, Allens Inc. "We hope Facebook users come together for this effort and help many hungry families get the nutrition they need."

About Allens Inc.
Allens Inc., a national leader in canned and frozen vegetables since 1926, is family-owned and operated in Siloam Springs, AR. Every Allens vegetable is proudly grown and packed in North America. Allens vegetables are sold nationally and internationally with 11 manufacturing plants throughout the U.S. in Arkansas, Louisiana, Georgia, North Carolina, New York and Wisconsin.

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