Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Supporting community with Second Harvest Heartland

Bloomington-based employees recently volunteered with
Second Harvest Heartland for a food-distribution event in the community.
Aug. 22, 2018 — Schwan’s team in Bloomington, Minnesota, recently volunteered with Second Harvest Heartland for a community food distribution event at the Sabathani Community Center in Minneapolis. Efforts supported one of our company’s top philanthropic focus areas — hunger.

During the event, which was coordinated by Schwan's Engagement Council, employees sorted apples, onions, watermelon, lettuce and corn into family serving-sized bags. The group then greeted clients as they arrived and helped distribute food to families in need. They also offered additional help for those who required assistance in carrying groceries to their vehicles.

Second Harvest Heartland is one of the nation’s largest, most efficient and innovative food banks. In 2017, it delivered more than 81 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 on the organization, visit

Bloomington-based employees were encouraged by Schwan’s Engagement Council’s (SEC) community-involvement committee to participate in the event. SEC is an employee-led committee dedicated to increasing engagement and celebrating successes. The group is committed to educating employees about our business, supporting community through volunteer efforts, driving collaboration across business units through activities and encouraging employees to make a personal commitment to health and safety.

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