ST. PAUL, Minn., July 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Land O'Lakes, Inc. donated 40,000 pounds of LAND O LAKES® Macaroni & Cheese to Second Harvest Heartland.
This is the Land O'Lakes First Run Program's seventy-third 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 more than 2.8 million pounds of product.
"Having access to fresh, nutritious food for agency partner programs and the clients we serve would not be possible without the ongoing support from partners like Land O'Lakes," stated Rob Zeaske CEO of Second Harvest Heartland. "This donation from the Land O'Lakes First Run program will help provide more than 31,000 meals to our neighbors in need. Thank you for this donation and the many other contributions made throughout the year."
"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."
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. In addition to distributing the John Brandt Memorial Foundation Scholarship, 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 farm production to consumer foods. With 2013 annual sales of more than $14.2 billion, Land O'Lakes is one of the nation's largest cooperatives, ranking 199 on the Fortune 500. Building on a legacy of more than 93 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. 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 Second Harvest Heartland
Second Harvest Heartland is one of the nation's largest, most efficient and most innovative food banks. In 2013, we delivered more than 65 million meals to nearly 1,000 food shelves, pantries and other agency partner programs serving 59 counties in Minnesota and western Wisconsin. Second Harvest Heartland helps relieve hunger not only by sourcing, warehousing and distributing food, but through data-driven thought leadership and community partnerships that help improve the region's larger hunger relief system. For more information, visit 2harvest.org or call 651.484.5117.
SOURCE Land O'Lakes, Inc.