Fisher Nuts Announces Campaign to Donate 200,000 Meals to Texas Food Bank Network

  Fisher Nuts Announces Campaign to Donate 200,000 Meals to Texas Food Bank
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SELMA, Texas, Nov. 4, 2013

SELMA, Texas, Nov. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Fisher® Nuts announced today that
it will donate 200,000 holiday meals to the Texas Food Bank Network (TFBN) as
part of the Fisher Shares & Cares Food Drive. There are two ways Texans can
help: bring food to their Texas Food Bank Network affiliate, or become a
Fisher Nuts Facebook fan now through December 31, 2013 and Fisher Nuts will
donate 20 holiday meals.

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"We're proud to help support the Texas Food Bank Network for the second year,"
says Neeraj Sharma, Selma, Texas plant operations manager for John B.
Sanfilippo & Son, Inc., the manufacturer and distributor of Fisher Nuts
products. "It's a great opportunity for us to honor our Texas roots and help
feed hungry Texas families this holiday season."

TFBN member food banks distributed 300 million pounds of food in 2012
nourishing over three million Texans through a statewide network of 3,900 soup
kitchens, food pantries and local agencies. TFBN also helps food banks build
the capacity to end hunger by managing statewide food sourcing and purchasing
programs, offering expert technical assistance and training, and spreading
food bank innovations and best practices statewide.

"With one in four Texas households with children reporting an inability to
afford enough food, we are fighting a tough battle on hunger," says Celia
Cole, Chief Executive Office at TFBN. "We are thrilled to have Fisher's
support again this year to help provide thousands of meals to deserving
families this holiday season."

The most valuable items for the Fisher Shares & Cares Food Drive are items
that are in non-breakable containers and non-perishable foods, such as:

  oPeanut Butter
  oCereal
  oTuna
  oRice
  oMacaroni and Cheese
  oCanned Stews
  oCanned Soups
  oCanned Luncheon Meats
  oFull Meals in a Can/Box
  o"Pop Top" Food Items

At the end of the Facebook campaign, Fisher Nuts will formally present a check
to TFBN at the San Antonio Food Bank in San Antonio, Texas. Local employees
from the Fisher plant in Selma, Texas, will be volunteering at the food bank
to pack up holiday meals for families in need.

For more information, visit Fisher Nuts on Facebook.

About John B. Sanfilippo & Son, Inc.

John B. Sanfilippo & Son, Inc., (NASDAQ: JBSS), founded in 1922, is a leading
processor, marketer and distributor of baking nuts, snack nuts and nut-based
products that are sold in multiple distribution channels. Our products can be
found under the Fisher, Orchard Valley Harvest and Sunshine Country brand
names and a variety of private brands.

About the Texas Food Bank Network

Our mission is to lead a unified effort for a hunger-free Texas. Our network
includes twenty-one regional food banks – one in every major city. TFBN member
food banks distributed nearly 300 million pounds of food in 2012, nourishing
over three million Texans through a statewide network of 3,900 soup kitchens,
food pantries and local agencies. This food was sourced from generous
individuals, corporate partners, farmers, benevolent groups and
taxpayer-funded programs at the local, state and federal levels. TFBN assists
its members by coordinating disaster relief efforts, engaging in public policy
advocacy, and managing partnerships with state agencies and statewide
organizations. TFBN also helps our food banks build the capacity to end hunger
by managing statewide food sourcing and purchasing programs, offering expert
technical assistance and training, and spreading food bank innovations and
best practices statewide.

SOURCE Fisher Nuts

Contact: Jennifer Tullo, Blue Chip Marketing Worldwide, +1-847-418-8094,
jtullo@bluechipww.com
 
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