Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Foundation and employees donate $50k to Second Harvest

Members from the Schwan's Corporate Giving Foundation and
the Schwan's Engagement Council in Bloomington, Minnesota,
recently presented Second Harvest Heartland with a
$50,000 donation. 
Jan. 9, 2019 — Schwan’s Corporate Giving Foundation and Schwan’s subsidiary employees recently presented a check for $50,000 to Second Harvest Heartland. The money was raised through fund-raising efforts in 2018.

Employees raised $12,705 through the company's jean-day program and $11,438 through Second Harvest Heartland's“Food Mania” campaign. The Foundation made a  matching grant of $25,858 to honor employee-led efforts, plus added an additional 15 percent to the “Food Mania” campaign to help cover administrative costs of employee donations.

The Food Mania campaign officially took place in September. Customer Services Specialist Nichole Loranger, who helped coordinate the event, said that every $10 donated to Second Harvest Heartland  provides 30 meals for those experiencing food insecurities.

This was the eighth-consecutive year employees participated in Food Mania to help Second Harvest Heartland build awareness about hunger and alleviate hunger issues.

Second Harvest Heartland is affiliated with Feeding America, the leading non-profit organization working to end hunger in the United States. In 2011, the company announced it had entered into an official partnership with Feeding America. Second Harvest Heartland serves people in need in almost 60 counties in Minnesota and western Wisconsin. In their most recent fiscal year they distributed more than 63 million meals.

Schwan’s Corporate Giving Foundation is an independent 501(c)(3) charitable organization focused on efforts to end hunger, promote youth education and leadership development, and provide essential services that advance the health of the communities where employees of subsidiaries of Schwan’s Company live and work. The foundation is headquartered in Marshall, Minnesota.

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