Land O’Lakes, Inc. donated 40,000 pounds of Land O’Lakes Macaroni & Cheese to the Vermont Foodbank.
This is the Land O’Lakes First Run Program’s seventy-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 more than 2.8 million pounds of product.
“The Vermont Foodbank is grateful for this generous, first time donation from Land O’Lakes,” said John Sayles, Vermont Foodbank CEO. “The Foodbank serves as many as 86,000 Vermonters each year and this donation will go a long way to ensure that no one in Vermont goes hungry.”
“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.
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 farm production to consumer foods. With 2013 annual sales of more than $14 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.