MCLEAN, Va. - Hilton Garden Inn and Feeding America, the nation's leading domestic hunger-relief organization, today launched Breakfast with Heart, a four-month campaign to help fight hunger in America. From June 1 and running through September 30, guests booking the Breakfast with Heart room rate* will receive cooked-to-order breakfast included in the room rate.  In support of Breakfast with Heart, Hilton Garden Inn will make a donation to Feeding America that will help provide one million meals to families that need it most.

In the United States, one in five children is at risk of hunger. This summer, nearly 18 million children will be at greater risk of hunger while they are out of school and don't have access to free or reduced-priced lunches. Through Breakfast with Heart, Hilton Garden Inn is dedicating its summer promotion to help children and families have access to nourishing meals and help fill this nutrition gap. 

Breakfast with Heart is the first initiative of You Can Count on Us, Hilton Garden Inn's signature community relations program to nourish and nurture communities on their road to success. Through this commitment, Hilton Garden Inn aims to help provide food, shelter and comfort to communities in which there are locations.

"We created You Can Count on Us to reflect the dependability and passion our team members demonstrate every day," said Judy Christa-Cathey, Vice President, Global Brand Marketing, Hilton Garden Inn. "By extending the spirit of hospitality to those who need it most, we believe we can create positive change for our hotels and our communities. We are excited to launch this first initiative in the United States with Feeding America, the nation's leading hunger-relief organization."

With more than 200 member food banks, Feeding America serves 37 million people each year. Feeding America's food banks secure and distribute three billion pounds of donated food and grocery products each year through food pantries, soup kitchens, emergency shelters and after-school programs.

"We are proud to partner with Hilton Garden Inn to deliver a strong impact right from the start of a partnership that will grow across Hilton Worldwide's portfolio," said Maura Daly, Chief Communications and Programs Officer. Thanks to Hilton Garden Inn we have an opportunity to continue to raise awareness about hunger in America and engage hotel guests in providing meals to those in need."

You Can Count on Us is one of the many ways Hilton Garden Inn delivers on Hilton Worldwide's commitment to Travel with Purpose and increase the economic and social benefits the company brings to its backyard communities.

To make a reservation to support Breakfast With Heart, please visit www.hgi.com

* Subject to availability at participating hotels.  Book Plan Code "PBBWH1."   Valid for Friday and/or Saturday night stays booked and consumed between June 1, 2012 - September 30, 2012 in the U.S.   Availability and rate will be confirmed at time of booking and will vary by property, length of stay, date and are based on occupancy per room.  Rate does not include resort/service fees, taxes, incidental charges or gratuities.  Rate includes breakfast for up to two adults and two children 12 years old and younger registered in the same room.  Breakfast does not include gratuities or alcoholic beverages.  Other restrictions may apply.

Contact:
Dawn Ray
901.374.5954
dawn.ray@hilton.com

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, our 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 us on Facebook at facebook.com/FeedingAmerica or follow our news on Twitter at twitter.com/FeedingAmerica.

About You Can Count on Us
You Can Count on Us
is Hilton Garden Inn's community relations program to nourish and nurture communities on their road to success. Through You Can Count on Us, Hilton Garden Inn aims to help provide food, shelter and comfort in times of pressing need. Hilton Garden Inn will help address pressing needs around the world by inspiring and mobilizing others to stand up and be counted on to take action. You Can Count on Us is one of many strategic programs developed by the Hilton portfolio of brands as part of Travel with Purpose, Hilton Worldwide's commitment to providing shared value to our business and communities around the world. Travel with Purpose is built on four areas of focus - creating opportunities for individuals to reach their full potential; strengthening communities where we operate; celebrating cultures and the power of travel; and living sustainability through the measurement, analysis and improvement of our use of natural resources.

About Hilton Garden Inn
The award-winning Hilton Garden Inn hotel brand provides business and leisure guests with upscale yet affordable accommodations and modern amenities for a successful and comfortable stay. The satisfaction promise affirms the brand’s goal to make each guest’s stay better and brighter. If something isn’t just the way you like it, simply let any hotel Team Member know, and we will make it right. Guaranteed. As a recognized F&B leader, Hilton Garden Inn caters to guests’ dining needs by serving daily cooked-to-order breakfast and offering full service restaurants and bars. Team Members at more than 750 hotels around the world are committed to guaranteeing today’s busy travelers have a bright and satisfying experience from the first hello when they arrive. Hilton Garden Inn is part of Hilton Honors, the award-winning guest-loyalty program for Hilton’s 14 distinct hotel brands. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else, free standard Wi-Fi and digital amenities like digital check-in with room selection and Digital Key (select locations), available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton Honors app. For more information about Hilton Garden Inn, visit www.hgi.com or news.hgi.com or connect on social media at Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram.

About Hilton
Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, with a portfolio of 14 world-class brands comprising more than 5,200 properties with nearly 856,000 rooms in 105 countries and territories. Hilton is dedicated to fulfilling its mission to be the world’s most hospitable company by delivering exceptional experiences – every hotel, every guest, every time. The company's portfolio includes Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Canopy by Hilton, Curio Collection by Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton, Tapestry Collection by Hilton, Embassy Suites by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton by Hilton, Tru by Hilton, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages an award-winning customer loyalty program, Hilton Honors. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose exactly how many Points to combine with money, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else and free standard Wi-Fi. Visit newsroom.hilton.com for more information and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube.