Thursday, June 13, 2019

Employees volunteer with Youth Farm

June 13, 2019 — Employees from our team in Bloomington, Minnesota, recently volunteered with Youth Farm at the Logan Blooms community garden. During the volunteer activity, employees pulled weeds from planting beds that are used by community residents and Youth Farm to provide nutritious food for the community and teach youth about gardening.

Youth Farm’s mission is to cultivate young community leaders through planting, growing, preparing and selling the food they grow. The distribution of their harvests promotes nutrition by growing new relationships between youth and what they eat and meeting the wellness needs of communities.

Led by the community involvement team from our Schwan’s Engagement Council, the team chose Youth Farm because its efforts tie closely to the company’s philanthropic focus areas of hunger, youth and community. Also, in 2017 Schwan’s Corporate Giving Foundation presented Youth Farm with $150,000 to help support its programming.

Schwan’s Engagement Council is an employee-led group that is dedicated to increasing employee engagement and celebrating successes as one Schwan’s team. The employee group is committed to educating employees about our business, supporting our community through volunteer efforts, driving collaboration across business units through activities and encouraging employees to make a personal commitment to health and safety.

Schwan’s volunteers included Madison Preiss, Sara Rice, Tarsha Rice, Christine Nelson, Rachel Hart, Jen McCauley, Jennifer Hanson, Matthew Crain, Jenna Conzemius, Scott Dillon and Chelsey Larson.

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