Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Employees raise $10K for Second Harvest Heartland

Sept. 18, 2019 — Our Schwan's Engagement Council in Bloomington, Minnesota, recently announced its annual Food Mania fundraiser raised a total of $10,122 for Second Harvest Heartland. For every $10 donated, Second Harvest Heartland is able to provide 30 meals to those experiencing food insecurities. That means the employees in Bloomington raised enough to provide more than 30,000 meals for those in the community. Schwan's Corporate Giving Foundation will also match the employee donations dollar-for-dollar up to $10,000.

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

The campaign efforts were led by the Schwan’s Engagement Council’s volunteer and community involvement committee Corey Vance, Chelsey Larson and Scott Dillon. 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.

The campaign officially took place from Sept. 11-13. To raise as much as possible and help build employee connections, the Schwan’s Engagement Council planned  several activities throughout the “Food Mania” week. Activities included: a raffle and silent auction, wine pull, mini putt, truckload sale, pizza-by-the-slice party and beanbag toss.

Second Harvest is affiliated with Feeding America, the leading non-profit organization working to end hunger in the United States. In 2011, our company announced it had entered into an official partnership with Feeding America.

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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