Land O’Lakes, Inc. is donated 40,000 pounds of LAND O LAKES® product – 20,000 pounds of butter and 20,000 pounds of sliced American Cheese to the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank.
This is the Land O’Lakes First Run Program’s sixty-seventh donation 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 part of the First Run Program, Land O'Lakes has donated over 2.2 million pounds of product.
“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.”
“This is a wonderful demonstration of how a community comes together to help their neighbors,” said Central Pennsylvania Food Bank Executive Director Joe Arthur. “This food helps us make sure that we can give good, nutritional, well-balanced food to families who are struggling with hunger. Without the generosity of companies like Land O’Lakes we wouldn’t be able to provide this food to the many families in need here in central PA.”
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