Jarden Home Brand + No Kid Hungry Partner Up for Celebrity Auction Benefit on Ebay.com!

Jarden Home Brands, makers of Ball® brand home canning products, proud to announce its collaboration with No Kid Hungry®, which is committed to ending childhood hunger in this nation by ensuring all children get the healthy food they need, every day. Jarden Home Brands and No Kid Hungry, are launching a campaign of national anti-hunger organization Share Our Strengthvia the Ball Mason Jar Celebrity Auction.

On Saturday, August 1, Jarden Home Brands launches the Ball Mason Jar Celebrity Auction during its fifth annual International Can-It-Forward Day webcast on FreshPreserving.com. With 100% of proceeds benefiting No Kid Hungry, a collection of autographed and filled Ball Heritage Collection Pint Jars in Purple will be unveiled.

Celebrity chefs, athletes and television stars have all contributed to the auction. No Kid Hungry supporters, home canners and others interested in contributing can visit eBay Giving Works on August 1 to bid on the collection with all proceeds benefiting No Kid Hungry.

One of the Celebrity Ball Jars: Bobby Flay

Flay’s jar is filled with chiles!

“We’re thrilled to work with Jarden Home Brands on this unique program to rally support for No Kid Hungry,” said Chuck Scofield, Share Our Strength’s Chief Development Officer. “We believe everyone has a strength to share in the fight to end childhood hunger, and this initiative allows everyone from celebrities and chefs to their fans and home cooking enthusiasts to play a role in making No Kid Hungry a reality.”

Jennifer Love-Hewitt

The Ball Mason Jar Celebrity Auction highlights the many ways to make and share using the Ball canning jar. More than 35 celebrity jars are included in the auction, filled with items such as chili pepper, tea, seed packets, unique recipes and even one bizarre squirrel tail! All jars auctioned by Jarden Home Brands are limited edition Ball Heritage Collection Pint Jars in Purple, which celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Ball Brothers‘ “Improved” mason jar and are the final release in a three year Heritage Collection series.

The interior of Jennifer Love-Hewitt’s jar. (a recipe? )

“We’re dedicated to helping our canning community provide safe and effective ways to feed their family, so working with No Kid Hungry to help end childhood hunger in the broader community was a natural fit with our mission,” said Chris Carlisle, General Manager of Fresh Preserving at Jarden Home Brands. “We also love inspiring and seeing the creativity of our fans beyond canning, from inventive recipes to clever DIY home solutions. To support No Kid Hungry, our celebrity partners have created many one-of-a-kind offerings for the Ball Mason Jar Celebrity Auction. Whether someone is a canner or a collector, they’re sure to love this collection of truly unique items that support making a difference in their community.”

Jarden Home Brands will be unveiling the auction hosted on eBay Giving Works during its fifth annual International Can-It-Forward Day webcast on FreshPreserving.com from 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

What is Can-It-Forward?:


Now in its 5th year, Can-It-Forward Day will broadcast live from the new state-of-the-art Jarden Home Brands headquarters in Fishers, Indiana, celebrating the joys of fresh preserving. To showcase the simplicity of home canning and spotlight “Made From Here” recipes, four blogger ambassadors from across the country will share their preserving expertise during the live webcast: Food in Jars’ Marisa McClellan of Philadelphia, PA, Hoosier Homemade’s Liz Latham of LaPorte, IN, Southern Plate’s Christy Jordan of Hunstville, AL and Yesterday on Tuesday’s Malia Martine Karlinsky of Seattle, WA. Viewers will also get a behind the scenes look at recipe testing and development and the science behind ensuring safety and the highest quality of all home canning recipes.

In addition to American favorites, the International event also features flavors from Australian Chef Rebecca Sullivan demonstrating recipes from down under. Participating via web internationally, canners in South Africa, Australia and the UK, will also join by making and sharing their own favorite canning recipes!

Do check out this auction and put in a bid (or two or three) for your favorite celebrities jars.

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