It is somewhat astonishing to think that we can send mankind to the moon and there are still hungry children in our community.
So when Land O’Lakes invited our CEO, Scott Logue, to take part in a donation of 39,690 pounds of freshly made Land O’Lakes’ macaroni and cheese to Freestore Foodbank in Cincinnati, he didn’t hesitate to join the efforts.
The First Run program, one of Land O’Lakes projects with Feeding America, makes fresh product specifically for donation to food banks across the United States. Last year, they donated 476,280 pounds of product to food banks nationwide.
The First Run program was introduced in 2010 to increase the amount of product donated to food banks across the country. This is the sixth donation made to Ohio! Land O’Lakes has committed to donating truckloads of fresh product to several food banks each quarter and we’re grateful to have been a part of this one right here in our trade area.
To date, Land O’Lakes has made over 100 donations to food banks across the United States, totaling more than 5 million pounds of product.
While there was no camera crew in Cincinnati, we do have a video of a First Run donation that Land O’Lakes did in South Dakota – hopefully, it gives a little feel for what the event is like:
Harvest Land is grateful to be part of such a donation to our community. We understand the troubling magnitude of hunger and we want to be a part of the solution. We offer a sincere thanks to Land O’Lakes for allowing us to be a part of this donation. We’re proud to be members of a national cooperative that gives so much to communities in which we live and work.