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Sonoma-Cutrer and Woodford Reserve Celebrate Friendsgiving in Partnership with No Kid Hungry


The Brown Forman brands unite for the sixth year in a row to feed kids

WINDSOR, Calif., November 1, 2023 – In honor of Friendsgiving, Sonoma-Cutrer and Woodford Reserve today announce a renewed commitment to No Kid Hungry with a $50,000 joint donation to the national campaign dedicated to ending childhood hunger. This donation by the Brown-Forman Corporation-owned brands can help provide 500,000 meals* to kids facing food insecurity in the United States.

Once again, in addition to the brand’s contribution with Woodford Reserve, Sonoma-Cutrer will be donating an additional $1,000 to No Kid Hungry on Giving Tuesday, November 28, from eCommerce sales made on the brand’s website. Sonoma-Cutrer and Woodford Reserve have donated a total of $300,000 to the campaign since the brands first partnered with No Kid Hungry in July 2018.

“The teams at both Sonoma-Cutrer and Woodford Reserve, are always looking for ways to give back to the community,” said Sonoma-Cutrer Director of Winemaking Cara Morrison. “Working with No Kid Hungry to ensure that children have consistent, quality meals has been a mission that everyone is passionate about and wants to wholeheartedly support.”

No Kid Hungry is a national campaign launched in 2010 by Share Our Strength, a nonprofit organization working to solve the problem of hunger and poverty. In addition to advocacy, research, and policy initiatives, No Kid Hungry works to help provide children with free breakfast, lunch, and after-school meals, as well as nutrition programs, to empower families to learn to shop and cook healthier. According to the latest estimates, more than 13 million children in the United States live in “food insecure” homes

“Woodford Reserve and Sonoma-Cutrer look forward to this partnership every November,” said Woodford Reserve Master Distiller Elizabeth McCall. ”Coming together to support No Kid Hungry year after year is incredibly fulfilling and sets a tone of giving and community that we keep with us all year long.”

“We are so grateful to partners like Woodford Reserve and Sonoma-Cutrer for their support,” said No Kid Hungry Managing Director of Corporate Partnerships Allison Shuffield. “Thanks to them, we are able to raise critical funds and awareness about an issue that is more urgent than ever with 1 in 5 kids facing hunger this year.” 

Consumers are invited to join Sonoma-Cutrer and Woodford Reserve in donating to No Kid Hungry by visiting NoKidHungry.org.

*$1 can help provide 10 meals. Donations help support programs that feed kids; No Kid Hungry does not provide individual meals. Learn more at NoKidHungry.org/OneDollar.

About Sonoma-Cutrer

Sonoma-Cutrer has been crafting wines since 1981 in the esteemed Russian River Valley growing region of Sonoma County, California. Our flagship wine, Russian River Ranches, was built in the on-premise and for over 30 years has dominated the Most Popular Chardonnay Wine & Spirits Annual Restaurant Poll. Our winemaking process, led by a female-driven team, is designed specifically to preserve the highest quality grapes, and the wines are aged in barrels made of specific French oak trees that are selected to fit the winemakers’ needs. Sonoma County is the first wine region in the world to be 99% sustainable. As a leader in this initiative, Sonoma-Cutrer prioritizes protecting the environment in all viticultural and winemaking processes. All Sonoma-Cutrer wines can be purchased at the Sonoma-Cutrer winery, as well as, through the wine club, Club Cutrer. For more information about our wines, how to purchase, or to join Club Cutrer, please visit www.sonomacutrer.com or visit Facebook at www.facebook.com/sonomacutrervineyards.

About Woodford Reserve

Woodford Reserve, “Presenting Sponsor of the Kentucky Derby,” is crafted at the historic Woodford Reserve Distillery, tucked in the heart of thoroughbred country in Versailles, Kentucky. A National Historic Landmark, the Woodford Reserve Distillery represents craftsmanship with a balance of historic heritage and modern practices. Woodford Reserve is a product of the Brown-Forman Corporation, a premier producer and marketer of fine quality beverage alcohol brands including Jack Daniel’s, Finlandia, Korbel, Tequila Herradura, Old Forester, Sonoma-Cutrer and Chambord. Please enjoy your bourbon responsibly. To learn more about Woodford Reserve, visit us www.woodfordreserve.com  or check us out on Facebook at www.facebook.com/woodfordreserve.

About No Kid Hungry

No child should go hungry in America. But millions of kids in the United States live with hunger. No Kid Hungry is working to end childhood hunger by helping launch and improve programs that give all kids the healthy food they need to thrive. This is a problem we know how to solve. No Kid Hungry is a campaign of Share Our Strength, an organization committed to ending hunger and poverty.



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