Hansen Surfboards To Help The Hungry

Hansen Surfboards Gives Back 15 Percent Off For 15 Dollars In Food Donations

ENCINITAS, Calif., Oct. 31, 2011 – Hansen Surfboards, celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, is partnering with the Community Resource Center to help feed North County kids from Oct. 27 through Nov. 10th.

From Oct. 27 through Nov. 10, Hansen Surfboards will give a 15 percent discount to everyone who donates $15 worth of canned or dry food. The discount excludes surfboards, UGG products, gift cards, swap and sale items.

According to the Community Resource Center, one out of every 10 children in North County eats only one meal a day. In preparation for Thanksgiving, Hansen Surfboards is helping North County kids get more than one meal a day.

"We were shocked when we heard the hunger statistics that are taking place in our own backyard. We felt like we needed to do something to help and we know our customers would feel the same way," said Josh Hansen. "We're doing this for the kids who aren't getting enough to eat and the timing just before Thanksgiving couldn't be more perfect. The impact $15 worth of canned or dried food can make in a child's life may not seem like a lot to one person, but if we can get the community on board, together we can make a big difference."

Since Hansen Surfboards is celebrating its 50th year in business, it makes sense for the company to give back to its community during the Thanksgiving season. Hansen Surfboards has dedicated much of its career to helping those less fortunate. In the past, Hansen's has actively participated in "One Day Without Shoes", and is an annual contributor to "Soles4Souls," both organizations that provide shoes for the millions of children who grow up without shoes and are at risk of infection and disease because of it. This year alone they donated more than 3,500 pounds of shoes.

Founded in 1961, Hansen Surfboards is San Diego's largest surf shop and credits the San Diego community, surf legends and brands that have been a big part of its success. With more than 16,000 square feet of retail space, it offers something for everyone in the family. This year, Hansen Surfboards is celebrating 50 years of success as a single-store, family-owned and operated retail business. The California Surf Museumis currently displaying "Hansen Surfboards – A 50 Year Retrospective" showcasing Don Hansen and Hansen Surfboards and their contributions to the surfing community. To stay updated about the 50th anniversary celebration activities and specials, join the Hansen Surfboards Facebook fan page at www.facebook.com/HansenSurfboards or visit www.hansensurf.com.