IRVING, TEXAS — Hostess Brands, Inc., through its Nature’s Pride brand, has announced the five winners of its “Free-Bread-For-A-Year” sweepstakes. Marianne Jackson of Fort Campbell, Ky.; Pamela Mooney of Centennial, Colo.; Cheryl Mathis of Edgar Springs, Mo.; Douglas Houston of Jacksonville, Fla.; and Connie Johnson of Amboy, Wash., were chosen from more than 18,500 entries.

“Since its introduction, Nature’s Pride has received rave reviews from our most important audience — consumers,” said Stacey Schultz, brand manager of Nature’s Pride. “We’ve built an enthusiastic fan base of people looking for the perfect balance of great taste and nutrition in an all-natural bread. This sweepstakes is our way of saying ‘thank you’ to our consumers who have shown their support and shared their thoughts and feedback with us as part of our Facebook community. We are delighted to see that our breads are connecting with people all over the country.”

Each of the five winners will receive a year’s supply of free Nature’s Pride bread coupons.

Nature’s Pride bread, rolls and buns are baked using only all-natural ingredients with no artificial flavors or colors, no trans fats, no artificial preservatives and no high-fructose corn syrup. The brand was launched in 2009.