SOURCE: Rudy's 'Country Store' and Bar-B-Q

November 29, 2010 09:00 ET

Rudy's "Country Store" and Bar-B-Q® to Donate a Dollar for Every Pound of Meat Sold From November 30th Through December 2nd to Local Feeding America Food Banks

The Real Texas Bar-B-Q Chain Will Also Donate an Additional 50 Cents for Every New "Like" on Facebook and Twitter Follower to Its Food Bank Partners

LAKEWAY, TX--(Marketwire - November 29, 2010) - Rudy's "Country Store" and Bar-B-Q is fighting hunger in its local communities this holiday season by donating a dollar for every pound of meat sold from November 30th through December 2nd to local Feeding America food banks. Proceeds from the promotion will be distributed to the food banks that serve the community where there is a participating Rudy's Bar-B-Q location.

In addition, Rudy's Bar-B-Q will donate 50 cents for every verifiable new "Like" on Facebook (http://facebook.com/rudysbbq) and Twitter follower (http://twitter.com/rudysbbq) during the same period as part of its Follow2Support program (http://rudys.com/follow2support), a cause-related social media initiative that benefits charities. 

"The problem of hunger is not only in poverty-stricken countries, but also in our own backyard," said Pete Bassett, VP of Operations at Rudy's Bar-B-Q. "With this 3-day fundraising campaign to fight hunger, Rudy's Bar-B-Q will be able to feed hundreds of needy families in the communities where we serve during this holiday season."

The following local Feeding America food banks will receive the funds raised from the promotion:

High Plains Food Bank (http://www.hpfb.org)
Food Bank Rio Grande Valley (http://www.foodbankrgv.com)
Brazos Valley Food Bank (http://www.bvfb.org)
Food Bank of Corpus Christi (http://www.foodbankofcorpuschristi.org)
South Texas Food Bank (http://www.southtexasfoodbank.org)
West Texas Food Bank (http://www.wtxfoodbank.org)
East Texas Food Bank (http://www.easttexasfoodbank.org)
Care and Share Food Bank for Southern Colorado (http://www.careandshare.org)
Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma (http://www.regionalfoodbank.org)
South Plains Food Bank (http://www.spfb.org)
S.O.S. Food Bank New Braunfels (http://sosfoodbank.org)
Capital Area Food Bank (http://austinfoodbank.org)

ABOUT RUDY'S "COUNTRY STORE" AND BAR-B-Q
Since 1989, Rudy's "Country Store" and Bar-B-Q has been serving up genuine Texas Bar-B-Q to folks in the Southwest USA. Rudy's Bar-B-Q pits are 100% wood fired with oak. Along with time and oak, Rudy's Bar-B-Q cooks with a dry spice that ensures perfectly smoked bar-b-q every visit. It is best served with Rudy's famous "Sause." Rudy's Bar-B-Q now ships meat and sells its famous "Sause," rubs and merchandise online at http://www.rudys.com. You can follow Rudy's Bar-B-Q on Twitter at http://twitter.com/rudysbbq and on Facebook at http://facebook.com/rudysbbq.

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