The Great American Takeout returns for its fifth installment on Tuesday, April 21, with a springtime twist.

While picnics in the park are off the table this season, The Great American Takeout encourages Americans to bring the springtime spirit home while supporting the struggling restaurant industry. Order a takeout meal, throw down a blanket in the backyard (or the living room!) and enjoy a picnic at home.

As an added incentive for families to support The Great American Takeout, Hidden Valley® Ranch, in partnership with Ventura Foods, will award $50 gift cards to 200 at-home picnickers for use on their next takeout meal.

To enter for a chance to win:

Order takeout or delivery on Tuesday, April 21

Post a photo of your home picnic with the hashtags #TheGreatAmericanTakeout, #HVR and #Sweepstakes

Tag @TheGATakeout (on Twitter) or @thegreatamericantakeout (on Instagram)

Full sweepstakes terms and conditions are available here.

“We are proud to partner with #TheGreatAmericanTakeout to support the estimated 15 million Americans who rely on the restaurant industry to provide income in this challenging time,” said Chris Klimas, Director of Hidden Valley Kitchens® Foodservice Sales. “Please show your support for your favorite local restaurant by ordering takeout via delivery or pickup, with or without a side of Ranch!”

The COVID-19 crisis has devastated the restaurant industry, leaving restaurants reliant on takeout and delivery to survive. The Great American Takeout, a program developed and executed by Los Angeles advertising agency High Wide & Handsome, has generated widespread buzz, reaching more than 117 million people nationwide, and raised $235,000 to date for charitable organizations supporting restaurant workers.

“As a longstanding member of the foodservice industry, we believe #TheGreatAmericanTakeout is a powerful way for each of us to demonstrate our support for restaurants and their workers,” says Ahmad Popal, Vice President of Marketing, Ventura Foods. “As a company dedicated to helping our customers delight their customers, we’re proud to provide a vehicle for restaurants to continue to delight – even during the toughest of times.”

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