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Target and FEED Partner on Exclusive Collection to Fight Hunger in the U.S.
http://pdf.reuters.com/htmlnews/8knews.asp?i=43059c3bf0e37541&u=urn:newsml:reuters.com:20130311:nBw115680a Limited edition product will display number of meals donated from purchase MINNEAPOLIS--(Business Wire)-- Target® Corp. (NYSE: TGT) today announced a partnership with FEED Projects, a social business founded by Lauren Bush Lauren, to create the FEED USA + Target collection. The limited-time-only collection will include more than 50 stylish products and benefit Feeding America, the nation`s leading domestic hunger-relief charity. The products will be available beginning June 30 at Target stores and on Target.com. "As the founder of FEED, I am passionate about the fight against hunger and am thrilled to partner with Target to create our first ever co-branded lifestyle collection," said Lauren Bush Lauren. "Through product sales, we hope to provide 10 million meals to Americans in need, which would make it the largest U.S. initiative in FEED`s history. I am proud that we will be able to empower guests to make a measurable impact through the purchase of the FEED USA + Target collection." Featuring an Americana aesthetic, the collection includes products spanning home, sporting goods, stationery, and apparel and accessories, with prices ranging from $3.00 to $400.00. Each product displays the number of meals that will be donated to children and families through Feeding America as a result of the purchase. The collection, with its modern, casual and hand-crafted feel, was co-designed by Lauren Bush Lauren. "Establishing meaningful partnerships is part of Target`s brand legacy, from innovative design collaborations to long-term community programs," said Stacia Andersen, senior vice president, merchandising, Target. "Through our partnership with FEED, we are offering our guests an exclusive, stylish collection that also supports an important cause." FEED began in 2006 when Lauren Bush Lauren designed a bag to benefit the United Nations World Food Programme`s School Feeding program. Followed by that success, Lauren founded FEED Projects LLC in 2007 with the mission to create good products that help feed the world. Best known for its iconic burlap bags, FEED`s projects to date have raised enough funds to provide nearly 60 million school meals to children around the world. For more information, visit Target.com/Pressroom and Abullseyeview.com. Twitter enthusiasts can use #FEEDUSA. About Target Minneapolis-based Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) serves guests at 1,787 stores - 1,784 in the United States and three in Canada - and at Target.com. Since 1946, Target has given 5 percent of its profit through community grants and programs; today, that giving equals more than $4 million a week. For more information about Target`s commitment to corporate responsibility, visit Target.com/corporateresponsibility. About FEED After witnessing the effects of hunger firsthand when traveling as a WFP Honorary Spokesperson, Lauren Bush Lauren founded FEED Projects in 2007 with the mission of creating good products that help FEED the world. Every product sold has a measurable donation attached to it and, over the past six years, FEED has been able to donate over $6 million and provide nearly 60 million school meals globally.FEED has also supported nutrition programs around the world and in the US through organizations like UNICEF and DonorsChoose.org. FEED products are available online and at retail locations around the world. For more information, please visit www.FEEDprojects.com. About Feeding America Feeding America provides low-income individuals and families with the fuel to survive and even thrive. As the nation's leading domestic hunger-relief charity, our nationwide network members supply food to more than 37 million Americans each year, including 14 million children and 3 million seniors. Serving the entire United States, more than 200 member food banks support 61,000 agencies that address hunger in all of its forms. For more information on how you can fight hunger in your community and across the country, visit http://www.feedingamerica.org. Target Public Relations Kate Lohmuller, 612-761-6863 or Target Media Hotline, 612-696-3400 Copyright Business Wire 2013