Land O’Lakes Donates 40,000 Pounds of Macaroni & Cheese to Central Pennsylvania Food Bank
HARRISBURG, PA - Today, Land O’Lakes, Inc. donated 40,000 pounds of LAND O LAKES® Macaroni & Cheese to the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank.
The Land O’Lakes First Run Program has made over one hundred donations since it was established in 2010. The program is committed to donating truckloads of fresh product year round, made specifically for food banks to help alleviate hunger nationwide.
“As a national, farmer-owned cooperative, Land O’Lakes is committed to help the growing number of people who struggle to put food on their table,” said Land O’Lakes Foundation Executive Director Lydia Botham. “The First Run program provides a unique opportunity for Land O’Lakes to provide a fresh, nutritious product to families that can enjoy it.”
“We are grateful to Land O’Lakes for their continued support of families struggling with hunger in central Pennsylvania,” said Central Pennsylvania Food Bank Executive Director Joe Arthur. “With 1 in 5 children in need and many kids love mac & cheese, we are pleased to receive this donation from Land O’Lakes.”
The First Run program is part of Land O’Lakes’ Feeding Our Communities initiative. For more information on any of these programs, visit the Land O’Lakes Foundation web page at www.landolakesinc.com.
About the Land O’Lakes Foundation
The Land O’Lakes Foundation was established in 1996 and is made possible by support from Land O’Lakes, Inc. The Foundation awards community grants to projects that develop and strengthen organizations dedicated to hunger relief, education and the community.
About Land O’Lakes, Inc.
Land O'Lakes, Inc., one of America's premier agribusiness and food companies, is a member-owned cooperative with industry-leading operations that span the spectrum from agricultural production to consumer foods. With 2016 annual sales of $13.2 billion, Land O'Lakes is one of the nation's largest cooperatives, ranking 215 on the Fortune 500. Building on a legacy of more than 95 years of operation, Land O'Lakes today operates some of the most respected brands in agribusiness and food production including LAND O LAKES® Dairy Foods, Purina Animal Nutrition and WinField® United. The company does business in all 50 states and more than 60 countries. Land O'Lakes, Inc. corporate headquarters are located in Arden Hills, Minn.
About Central Pennsylvania Food Bank
The Central Pennsylvania Food Bank is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to reduce hunger in 27 counties across Pennsylvania. By working with more than 900 local agencies, the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank provides nearly 650,000 nutritious meals to people in need every week. For more information on the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank and its mission to reduce hunger in Pennsylvania, visit centralpafoodbank.org or call 717.564.1700. Connect with us on Facebook at facebook.com/centralpafoodbank and follow us on Twitter and Instagram @centralpafb.