The Green Bay Packers and Sargento this season raised $59,500 for "Touchdowns for Charity," a program that raises money for the Wisconsin Hunger Task Force in Milwaukee County and Paul's Pantry in Green Bay. The two organizations completed their sixth season teaming together to support the effort.
For each touchdown scored by the Packers during the 2008 season, Sargento donated $1,000 to the Hunger Task Force, for a total of $48,000 on 48 TDs. This season Sargento also donated $500 to Paul's Pantry for every touchdown scored by a wide receiver and tight end, for a total of $11,500 on 23 TDs scored by the two positions.
Since partnering six years ago, Sargento - the official cheese of the Green Bay Packers and Lambeau Field - has contributed a total of $422,500 to the two causes.
Following each Packers touchdown during the season, the total money raised for each score was displayed on Lambeau Field's TundraVision. Fans can learn more about contributing to the Hunger Task Force at www.hungertaskforce.org or Paul's Pantry at www.paulspantry.com.
Sargento, a family-owned, Wisconsin-based company, supported Packers' licensing throughout Wisconsin grocery retailers during the season with in-store display contests and special product promotions to generate excitement with Packers fans. Sargento also is 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 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 in excess of $700 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 66.8 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.*