SPARKS, Md., Dec. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley officially declared Dec. 7 as "McCormick Flavor of Together Day" in Maryland. The Baltimore-based company launched the Flavor of Together program in honor of their 125 th anniversary earlier this week. The program will be a yearlong celebration with the goal of uniting people around the world through a shared passion for flavor, as they share 1.25 million stories about the special role food and flavor plays in our lives. "McCormick has had its roots in Maryland since 1889 and now grown to be a $4 billion global flavor leader that influences the way people eat every day," said McCormick Chairman, President and CEO, Alan Wilson. "We are honored to have Dec. 7 declared as 'McCormick Flavor of Together Day.' Our Flavor of Together program will ignite a global conversation about flavor, give back to those in need and celebrate the moments that bring together families around the world." In 2014, McCormick is celebrating 125 years of leading flavor innovation by asking people from all corners of the globe to share their flavor stories and help donate to feed those in need. For every story shared on any McCormick's brand websites or McCormick social channels, McCormick will donate $1, up to $1.25 million, to United Way to help feed those in need. For more information on the program and to share your own flavor story, visit www.FlavorofTogether.com or share on social with #flavorstory. About McCormick & Company, IncorporatedMcCormick & Company, Incorporated is a global leader in flavor with more than $4 billion in annual sales. McCormick manufactures, markets and distributes spices, seasoning mixes, condiments and other flavorful products to the entire food industry – retail outlets, food manufacturers and foodservice businesses – in more than 110 countries. Since Willoughby M. McCormick founded the company selling root beer extract in 1889, McCormick has demonstrated a strong commitment to the communities in which it operates and the planet as a whole. Innovation in flavor and a clear focus on employee engagement and product quality has allowed McCormick to grow its business globally and become the flavor leader it is today. For more information, visit www.mccormickcorporation.com.