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Harry And David Supports Our Troops With Moose Munch Bars

Harry and David will kick off the semi-annual “Support Our Troops with Moose Munch(R) Bars” program on Thursday, May 23, 2013, which allows families, friends and supporters of soldiers in the U.S. armed forces to purchase the popular Harry & David® Moose Munch® treat and send them domestically to military families as well as to war zones, for enjoyment by our men and women in service. The program will launch just in time for Memorial Day, when we honor those who have served our country, and will continue on through July 7, 2013.

Photo Credit: Harry and David

(Photo Credit: Harry and David)

The iconic American gift curators have once again teamed up with Soldiers’ Angels, a non-profit agency that ships care packages to soldiers in combat, to deliver the sweet taste of chocolate to those serving in the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps. Since the fall of 2010, nearly 346,000 Moose Munch® Bars and Bites have been shipped to soldiers in military bases abroad as well as to local US-based military families, through the “Support Our Troops with Moose Munch® Bars” program and Harry & David donations.

“Memorial Day is a day for remembering the men and women, past and present, who have served our country, and at Harry & David we are so thankful for their services,” said Craig Johnson, CEO of Harry & David. “We have partnered with Soldiers’ Angels on the Support Our Troops with Moose Munch® Bars program for the past three years, and are so pleased with the work of their charitable organization. We are thrilled to be able to help bring some happiness to the lives of those serving our country and their families.”

Harry & David retail stores nationwide will offer customers the opportunity to purchase Moose Munch® Bars and give them to soldiers with a personalized message. Each bar and note is packaged with a plastic spoon and sent to Soldiers’ Angels to be dispersed to military bases in war zones abroad as well as to local US-based military families. At many military bases, the 100-degree heat melts the signature chocolate, caramel popcorn and nuts confection into a lusciously gooey treat that makes it easy for our soldiers to enjoy the sweet taste of home. Most perishable dessert items cannot be shipped into war zones, but we continue to hear that Moose Munch® Bars are one of the most requested items from soldiers serving in combat.


Moose Munch® Bars retail for $2.95 each. For Harry & David store locations nationwide and for more information, visit us here.  Connect with us on Facebook here, or follow us on Twitter here.


About Harry & David

Nearly 80 years ago, Harry and David turned their extraordinary pears into the perfect gourmet gift. You can still send our Royal Riviera® Pears as well as many other fresh fruits of the highest quality, handpicked to our exacting standards in our 19 local orchards and in many other orchards around the world. We make it easy to send gourmet gift towers, baskets and other gourmet gifts like our many flavors of Moose Munch® Popcorn, chocolate dipped pears, truffles and more, most of which is made in our own kitchens from recipes honed over time. We hand-pack all this yumminess in gift baskets and exclusively designed gift boxes, many of which are even topped off with a hand-tied bow. Then we ship our gifts to arrive on time, in perfect condition. Guaranteed. Through our stores, wholesale, catalogs and websites, gifts from Harry & David, and its brands Cushman’s and Wolferman’s, are designed for festive occasions, entertaining and self-enjoyment throughout the year.

About Soldiers’ Angels

Soldiers’ Angels is an award-winning 501(c)(3) non-profit organization 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 here or call 615-676-0239.

Photo Credit: Soldiers' Angels

(Photo Credit: Soldiers’ Angels)

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