‘Corn Kid’ hands out 50,000 cans of corn for Thanksgiving
Green Giant announced today a partnership with seven-year-old corn enthusiast and internet sensation, Tariq the “Corn Kid.”
Together with Corn Kid, the Green Giant brand will elevate corn from a simple side dish to the star of the Thanksgiving table this year.
Tariq garnered the moniker after a video of him showing his undying love for the dish went viral in September.
“What is Thanksgiving without corn?” said Tariq. “Thanksgiving is practically a holiday about corn. I mean, every day could be a holiday if you get to eat corn at some point – but this is the one day that we get to stay home with family, watch a big parade, and then eat corn. Lots and lots of corn. It’s my favourite day of the year!”
On Monday, November 21st, Corn Kid joined the Jolly Green Giant himself to provide a large-scale canned veggie donation at City Harvest, New York’s first and largest food rescue organisation, in his hometown of Brooklyn, NY. The donation of 90,000 cans of Green Giant veggies, including 50,000 cans of corn, is enough for more than 270,000 of Corn Kid’s fellow New Yorkers to enjoy a serving of veggies this holiday season.
This fun partnership will culminate on Thanksgiving Day, when Corn Kid will appear as a special guest on the Green GiantHarvest in the Valley float in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, to remind families across America to enjoy corn this Thanksgiving, and every day!
For more information about the Green Giant and Corn Kid partnership, please visit: https://greengiant.com/cornkid