Lakeside Foods Celebrates 125th Anniversary with Donation to Feeding America Food Banks in Wisconsin
Milwaukee, Wis. – In honor of their 125th anniversary, Lakeside Foods, based in Manitowoc, Wis., made a significant donation to help feed the hungry. The private label food processor donated 125 pallets, the equivalent of seven truckloads, of canned vegetables to three Feeding America member food banks in Wisconsin: Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin, Milwaukee; Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin, Madison; and Channel One Food Bank in LaCrosse.
The generous donation consists of seven truckloads of French green beans, potatoes, corns, carrots, beets, wax beans, peas, mixed vegetables and Italian green beans. Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin received four truckloads of product. Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin received one truckload and Channel One Food Bank received two truckloads of food. All three food banks are members of Feeding America, the nation’s largest hunger relief organization.
Giving back to the community is a key part of Lakeside’s business philosophy. Lakeside Foods donates to charities and public service organizations in every location where their plants are located. Dave Aggen, Sr. Vice President of Quality Assurance and Product Safety for Lakeside Foods has served on Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin’s Board of Directors since July 2011.
“Companies like Lakeside Foods help us fulfill our mission to feed the hungry,” said Bonnie Bellehumeur, President of Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin. “Canned vegetables are an easy way for families to provide a nutritious addition to any meal. We greatly appreciate this healthy donation from Lakeside Foods.” Lakeside Foods is a steadfast partner of Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin, donating nutritious food for the past 20 years.
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330,000 people in Wisconsin rely on food supplied by Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin. The food bank is the largest, private, non-profit distributor of food in the state. Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin distributes over 15 million pounds of food annually to 1,000 food pantries, meal programs and shelters throughout the state. Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin is affiliated with Feeding America which is consistently ranked as one of the most efficient charities, out of the country’s 100 largest charities, by Forbes magazine. Since 1982, Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin has distributed more than 280 million pounds of food. To learn more about hunger in Wisconsin, log onto www.feedingamericawi.org.
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