Just saw this on Good Morning America ... great cause! Check the press release, below -- and then Like Eric's Turkey! For every Facebook click, Pepto-Bismol is donating eight meeals to those in need this Thanksgiving.
Nov. 8, 2011, 3:43 p.m. EST
Pepto-Bismol and Eric Stonestreet Partner with Feeding America to Help More Americans Celebrate Thanksgiving this Year
Consumers on Facebook Can Help to Reach 2 Million-Meal Donation
midst the gathering of friends and family surrounding a smorgasbord of turkey, stuffing, and cranberry sauce galore, it is easy to remember that their sidekick Pepto-Bismol has them covered. However, for the several millions of Americans who won't have the opportunity to indulge this Thanksgiving, Pepto wants them to know it has their back, too.
In an effort to make sure that everyone is covered this holiday season, Pepto-Bismol is teaming up with Feeding America and Emmy Award-Winning Actor Eric Stonestreet to launch its "Feast for All" campaign. Through this campaign, Pepto-Bismol hopes to help people celebrate the Thanksgiving season right this year by donating two million meals to those in need.
To reach the two million meal goal, Pepto and Eric Stonestreet are asking for everyone's help. From now until December 1, 2011, simply log on to Pepto's Facebook page where Stonestreet proudly displays a photo of his prized Thanksgiving turkey. Since everyone likes a good turkey this time of year, all people have to do to show their support for the campaign is "like" the photo of the turkey. For every Facebook "like" Eric Stonestreet's turkey receives, Pepto will help donate eight meals to Feeding America.
"Thanksgiving is one of my favorite times of the year -- and one of the only days that it's acceptable to change into sweatpants right after dinner," Eric Stonestreet said. "Since everyone should get to enjoy a good meal during the Thanksgiving season, I've teamed up with Pepto-Bismol and Feeding America to help many more people celebrate this year."
Pepto is hopeful that the online community will rally together and help them spread holiday spirit across America and make sure even more people are covered.
"Every Thanksgiving, people know they can turn to Pepto-Bismol if they overdo it during their festivities. However, many Americans do not get the chance to partake in the festivities or even enjoy a decent meal," said Stephanie Waugh, brand manager for Pepto-Bismol. "That's why we decided to launch this 'Feast for All' campaign during this Thanksgiving season."
Feeding America is no stranger to giving back to those in need. As the nation's leading domestic hunger-relief charity, its network supplies food to more than 37 million Americans each year.
"We are grateful to Pepto-Bismol for its support in our effort to combat domestic hunger and its unique effort to get social networks involved," said Vicki Escarra, president and Chief Executive Officer for Feeding America. "Hunger is a constant issue nationwide, and the only way to overcome it is to band together as a community."
To help donate and for more information please visit, www.facebook.com/peptobismol .
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Pepto-Bismol is the only leading brand that can provide soothing relief for five different stomach symptoms: nausea, heartburn, indigestion, upset stomach and diarrhea. Manufactured and distributed by Procter & Gamble for adults and children 12 years of age and older, Pepto-Bismol is available in multiple forms (regular strength liquid, maximum strength liquid, chewables, and caplets) and flavors (Peppermint with InstaCool, Cherry, and Original wintergreen).
The brand also offers Children's Pepto Antacid for children under 12 years of age.
For additional information, please visit www.pepto-bismol.com .
About Procter and Gamble
P&G touches and improves the lives of about 4.4 billion people around the world with its portfolio of trusted, quality brands. The Company's leadership brands include Pampers(R), Tide(R), Ariel(R), Always(R), Whisper(R), Pantene(R), Mach3(R), Bounty(R), Dawn(R), Fairy(R), Gain(R), Pringles(R), Charmin(R), Downy(R), Lenor(R), Iams(R), Crest(R), Oral-B(R), Duracell(R), Olay(R), Head & Shoulders(R), Wella(R), Gillette(R), Braun(R), Fusion(R), Ace(R), Febreze(R), and Ambi Pur(R). With operations in about 80 countries, P&G brands are available in more than 180 countries worldwide. Please visit http://www.pg.com for the latest news and in-depth information about P&G and its brands.
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, its 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 . Find them on Facebook at facebook.com/FeedingAmerica or follow their news on Twitter at twitter.com/FeedingAmerica.
About Eric Stonestreet
Eric Stonestreet currently stars as Cameron Tucker on ABC's comedy series, "Modern Family," a role in which he earned a 2010 Emmy Award in the "Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series" category. Stonestreet also garnered a 2010 Golden Globe Nomination and 2011 Emmy Nomination for his portrayal. In August 2011, it was announced that Stonestreet was attached to star in "The Day the Laughter Stopped," an HBO Films project in development revolving around silent film star Fatty Arbuckle and based on the book by David A. Yallop. Stonestreet recently wrapped production in the thriller "The Loft," directed by Erik Van Looy and also starring Karl Urban, James Marsden, Wentworth Miller and Rachael Taylor. "The Loft" will release in 2012. Stonestreet currently resides in Los Angeles.
SOURCE: Procter & Gamble