Pemmican Beef Jerky Gives Deployed U.S. Troops a Taste of Home

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Marfood USA is once again partnering with Operation Gratitude to donate up to $100,000 worth of Pemmican Beef Jerky to deployed U.S. troops!

Specially marked Pemmican – Operation Gratitude shipper displays will be in stores from Memorial Day through Mid-July to support the program. For every bag of Pemmican 3.25oz Beef Jerky sold to its customers during this time period, Pemmican will donate a bag of Beef Jerky to Operation Gratitude to include in care packages to deployed military personnel.

Since 2011 when Pemmican first partnered with Operation Gratitude, nearly $125,000 in beef jerky has been donated to deployed military personnel as a result of the program.

pemmican3 (2)“Providing something as common to American tradition as Beef Jerky puts a smile on the faces of tens of thousands of troops stationed across the globe,” said Carolyn Blashek,  President of Operation Gratitude. “We are most appreciative of Marfood’s continued generosity and support, and look forward to continuing to partner with Pemmican Beef Jerky for years to come.”

This year is especially exciting for Operation Gratitude and not only because 2013 marks the organization’s 10th year in operation. On December 7th, Operation Gratitude will officially celebrate sending out its One Millionth Care Package

“It is exciting to know that Pemmican Beef Jerky’s support helped make the One MillionthPemmican_Logo_72 Care Package possible,” said Nakia Mills, Marketing Manager of Taylor, Mich.–based Marfood USA. “Marfood USA is just happy to have a chance to partner with such a positive organization each year. Operation Gratitude allows us to share Pemmican Beef Jerky with the brave men and women serving our country as a reminder to them that everyone back home appreciates their selfless acts and commitment to protecting our freedom.”

Pemmican online shoppers who might not have stores in their area will have a chance to participate in the program by visiting http://shop.pemmican.com/products/operation-gratitude to order a bag of jerky for Pemmican to include in its donation to Operation Gratitude. Pemmican fans can also visit http://www.facebook.com/pemmicanbeefjerky to enter into contests for a chance to win prizes as part of the Pemmican-Operation Gratitude promotion.

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About Operation Gratitude

Operation Gratitude annually sends 200,000+ care packages to Veterans, First Responders, New Recruits, Wounded Heroes, their Care Givers, and to individually named U.S. service members deployed overseas and their families waiting at home. Each package is filled with food, entertainment, hygiene and hand-made items, as well as personal letters of support. Our mission is to lift the spirits and meet the evolving needs of the Military and First Responder communities, and provide volunteer opportunities for civilians anywhere in America to express their appreciation to all who serve our nation. Each package contains donated product valued between $45 and $100 and costs our organization $15 to assemble and ship. Since its inception in 2003, Operation Gratitude volunteers have shipped more than 1.6 Million Care Packages.
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2 Responses to Pemmican Beef Jerky Gives Deployed U.S. Troops a Taste of Home

  1. gpcox says:

    What an excellent program.

    • trixiec67 says:

      Yeah for Michigan! Yes I’m from MI and I love the fact that Pemmican is from my state! When I read the other article about the one meal being cut (midrats) from the Marines, this will help out greatly!

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