Effort To Support Wisconsin Hunger Task Force And Paul's Pantry
The Green Bay Packers and Sargento now are in their seventh season teaming together to support "Touchdowns for Charity," a program that raises money for the Wisconsin Hunger Task Force in Milwaukee County and Paul's Pantry in Green Bay.
For each offensive touchdown scored by the Packers during the 2009 regular season, Sargento is donating $1,000 to the Hunger Task Force. Additionally, Sargento is donating $500 to Paul's Pantry for every touchdown scored by a wide receiver.
After last weekend's season-opening win over the Bears, $2,000 (on two offensive TDs) has been raised for the Hunger Task Force and $500 (on one TD scored by wide receivers) for Paul's Pantry.
Since partnering six years ago, Sargento – the official cheese of the Green Bay Packers and Lambeau Field – has contributed more than $422,500 to Wisconsin food charities such as the Hunger Task Force and Paul's Pantry.
Following each Packers home game, a running total of the money raised will be displayed on Lambeau Field's TundraVision, as well as announced via an in-game public address message. TundraVision and PA messages also are featured in-game after every Packers offensive touchdown.
Sargento, a family-owned, Wisconsin-based company, is supporting Packers' licensing throughout Wisconsin grocery retailers during the season with in-store displays and special product promotions to generate excitement with Packers fans. Sargento is also present at Lambeau in concessions with cheeseburgers featuring Sargento Deli Style Cheddar cheese. To learn more about Sargento visit www.sargento.com.
Sargento Foods Inc. has demonstrated its passion for cheese and cheese-based solutions throughout its history. Founded in 1953 in Plymouth, Sargento is a leading manufacturer, packager and marketer of natural shredded, sliced and snack cheeses, cheese appetizers, ingredients and sauces. Sargento is owned and operated by the Gentine family, and has net sales of $900 million.
About Hunger Task Force
A United Way agency, the Hunger Task Force is the only major food bank in Milwaukee County that provides all of its food to area pantries free of charge. The agency believes that every person has the right to adequate food obtained with dignity, and works to prevent and alleviate hunger and malnutrition by providing food to people in need today and by promoting social policies to achieve food security tomorrow.
About Paul's Pantry
Since 1984, Paul's Pantry has distributed over 71.4 million pounds of food to the needy of Brown County. Paul's Pantry was one of the first food pantries to seek available surplus food from the marketplace and relies entirely on the community for its donations. Its goal is to provide a family with enough food every week for as long as needed, so that they may use their food dollars to avoid homelessness.