Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Schwan's Home Service, Inc. and Jason Witten deliver meals and smiles to The GateHouse in Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas

Pro Football great Jason Witten helped Schwan's
deliver smiles to families at The Gatehouse.
Jan. 10, 2018 — Today, our team from Schwan’s Home Service, Inc. announced it recently partnered with professional football tight end Jason Witten to deliver smiles to Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas, area families in crisis. A local Schwan’s route sales representative helped Witten deliver 1,895 servings of Schwan’s® meat, fruits, and vegetables to families living at The Gatehouse, a supportive living community where women and children in crisis receive safe refuge, ample time, practical resources and healthy relationships to discover new paths for permanent, positive change.

“We at Schwan’s understand the importance of family mealtime,” said Pat Anderson, senior vice president sales & marketing for Home Service. “We wanted to help some of the most vulnerable families in the Dallas/Fort Worth area with healthy, balanced meals they could feel good about serving. Jason shares our community commitment and this particular organization is near and dear to his heart, so it was an easy decision for us.”

Celebrating 65 years of delivering high-quality foods, our Schwan's Home Service team is partnering with Witten to serve as its brand ambassador for the month of January for its Home Meal Advantage™ campaign. The campaign, which leads up to the big game in the company’s hometown of Minneapolis, Minnesota, features Witten’s "dad-joke" tips that will deliver smiles to football and food fans alike. We embark on this campaign as it elevates our presence as a founding partner of the Minnesota Super Bowl LII Host Committee.

In addition to delivering the donated Schwan’s food, Witten took the time to visit with fans and play catch with some of the children. “I’ve been fortunate to play in Dallas my entire career. This community means a great deal to my family and me. Visiting The Gatehouse and delivering Schwan’s food was rewarding and a tremendous honor,” said Witten.

Lisa Rose, president of The Gatehouse, added, “At The Gatehouse, we believe a key way to build a happy and healthy family is to spend time together around the table. Schwan’s is helping make that possible by providing the good food needed so families look forward to the process of preparing food and the fellowship that happens when they enjoy something good together.”

Schwan’s strives to improve the quality of life in communities where employees live and work. Our company focuses on exceptional efforts to end hunger, promote youth education and leadership development, as well as provide essential services that advance healthier communities.

The Gatehouse, located on 61 acres with 95 apartments in Grapevine, is a supportive living community where women and children leaving a crisis receive safe refuge, ample time, practical resources and healthy relationships to discover new paths for permanent, positive change. As part of the individually-tailored Independent Life Program, women and their children can stay for up to two and a half years and receive services such as food, clothes, cars, auto maintenance, medical/dental, legal aid, financial literacy training, career development guidance, childcare, professional counseling and higher education as part of building new lives and ending cycles of abuse and poverty.

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