Pepperidge Farm shows support for military families
by Eric Schroeder
NORWALK, CONN. — Pepperidge Farm has announced a $25,000 donation to the Fisher House Foundation, an organization that since its inception in 1990 has served more than 180,000 families, providing “a home away from home” for families of patients receiving medical care at major military and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) medical centers.
Pepperidge Farm said the donation will be used for the Foundation’s Scholarships for Military Children program, which helps U.S. military families worldwide pay for their children’s college expenses. The scholarships are designed to recognize the important role of the commissary in the U.S. military family community and primarily are funded through the generosity of manufacturers and suppliers whose products are sold at military stores.
In addition to the donation, Pepperidge Farm has introduced limited-edition packages of Goldfish crackers that celebrate the Armed Forces with special military-inspired graphics and the Fisher House logo. The packages will be sold in military commissaries and exchanges domestically and abroad.
“Pepperidge Farm has been selling Goldfish crackers, Milano cookies and our breads and rolls to military families via commissaries and exchanges for many years, but we wanted to do more,” said Michele Hoover, national account manager — military at Pepperidge Farm. “It’s our way of honoring and saying ‘thank you’ to all those families who currently serve or have served in our military. We appreciate all their sacrifice to protect and serve our country.”