19 May 2011

Harry & David Teams up with Soldiers’ Angels for the 3rd Annual “Support Our Troops with Moose Munch®” Bars

May 19, 2011, MEDFORD, Ore. -- Today Harry and David kicked off the 3rd Annual “Support Our Troops with Moose Munch®” Bars, which allows families, friends and supporters of the U.S. military to purchase the popular Harry & David Moose Munch® treat and ship them to war zones, for sweet enjoyment by our men and women in service.

The leading gourmet gift retailer has once again teamed up with Soldiers’ Angels, a non-profit agency that ships care packages to U.S. soldiers in combat, to deliver the sweet taste of chocolate to our troops. Last year over 38,000 Moose Munch® bars were shipped to soldiers in Afghanistan and other regions, through the “Support Our Troops with Moose Munch®,” Bars, which this year ends on July 4.

Harry & David stores nationwide will offer customers the opportunity to purchase Moose Munch® Bars and gift them to soldiers with a personalized greeting message. Each bar and note is packaged with a plastic spoon and boxed for pickup via Soldiers’ Angels. The 100-degree heat melts the signature chocolate, caramel corn and nuts confection into a lusciously gooey treat that makes it easy for our soldiers to enjoy the sweet taste of home. With most perishable dessert items not capable of being sent into war zones, this program Delivers Happiness and a feel of home, as it’s been noted that Moose Munch® Bars are one of the most requested items from soldiers serving in combat.

Moose Munch® Bars retail for $2.50 each or $4.00 for two. For Harry & David store locations nationwide and for more information, visit our web site.

About Harry & David

With a 75-year reputation for genuine farm-to-table freshness and unsurpassed artisanal quality, Harry & David is legendary for exclusive gifts such as the Fruit-of-the-Month Club® collection, featuring top-quality fruit, pampered on the tree, picked at its peak; Royal Riviera® Pears, prized for their lush juiciness, melting texture and exquisite flavor; Oregold® Peaches, the biggest, juiciest, sweetest-tasting peaches you're likely to taste; and Moose Munch® gourmet snacks made exclusively in our own confectionery in flavors for everyone - some with nuts, some sweet, and some savory. Gifts from Harry & David, and its brands Cushman's and Wolferman's, are designed for festive occasions, entertaining and self enjoyment throughout the year. Through its stores, catalogs and website, Harry & David offers an affordable "best-of-class" experience as part of everyday life. Happiness Delivered! Harry & David is a dba of Harry and David. www.harryanddavid.com

About Soldiers’ Angels

Soldiers' Angels is an award-winning 501(c)(3) with hundreds of thousands of volunteers providing aid and comfort to members of the U.S. Armed Forces, veterans, and military families through a wide variety of hands-on projects and volunteerism. For more information, visit our web site or call 615-676-0239.

As part of the event, Harry & David is also donating a Moose Munch® Bar for each new “Like” on Facebook, up to 1,000 additional Bars. Thank you for your support, Harry & David!

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