Land O'Lakes Donates Macaroni and Cheese


July 8, 2019 By: Tina Mortimer Category: SHH News

Land O’Lakes stopped by the Second Harvest Heartland warehouse in Maplewood recently with a truckload of macaroni and cheese from their First Run program.

The First Run Program has donated more than 5 million pounds of product 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 across the United States. 

“As a national, farmer-owned cooperative, Land O’Lakes is committed to helping the growing number of people who struggle to put food on their table,” said Sheilah Stewart, SVP & General Counsel, Land O’Lakes, Inc. “The First Run program provides a unique opportunity for Land O’Lakes to offer nutritious products to families in need.”

“Too many of our neighbors are one flat tire or illness away from facing hunger,” said Allison O’Toole, CEO, Second Harvest Heartland.  “We must all work together to address the problem of hunger in our state. We are immensely grateful for partners like Land O’Lakes, who work with us to help provide generous food contributions to the communities we serve.”

Land O’Lakes and Second Harvest Heartland have a partnership that goes beyond products donated through the First Run Program and includes significant financial support and employee volunteerism.

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