Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy
Another $20,000 Will Be Awarded in Milwaukee Thursday
Green Bay, January 13 – The Roundy's Foundation and the Green Bay Packers are taking a bite out of hunger thanks to their first ever Taste of NFL Event held this past fall at Lambeau Field. Today in Green Bay, the organizations gave $10,000 each to New Community Shelter, Inc. and the Salvation Army. On Thursday, they will hold a ceremony in Milwaukee to give another $10,000 each to St. Ben's Community Meal Program and St. Vincent de Paul Society's Community Meal Program.
The $40,000 in donations represents the proceeds raised in October 2008 at the Taste of NFL Event. Sponsored by Roundy's Supermarkets and the Green Bay Packers, the Taste of NFL showcased 13 restaurants from Green Bay and Milwaukee in addition to food provided by Roundy's and Kraft Foods. Attendees had the chance to sample food, tour Lambeau Field and meet Green Bay Packers players. The Green Bay Packers Foundation and the Roundy's Foundation then selected four organizations to split the proceeds from the event.
About the Green Bay Packers Foundation
The Green Bay Packers organization has enjoyed tremendous fan support through its long and storied history. To give back to the community, the team created the Green Bay Packers Foundation in December 1986. The Foundation assists in a wide variety of activities and programs that benefit education, civic affairs, health services, human services and youth-related programs. In 2008, in its annual distribution of funds, the foundation awarded $156,303 to 64 civic and charitable groups throughout the state of Wisconsin. With these disbursements, the Foundation has distributed $1,774,679 for charitable purposes since it was established in 1986 by Judge Robert J. Parins, then president of the Packers Corporation.
About Roundy's Foundation
Chartered in August 2003, the Roundy's Foundation was created to further strengthen the commitment Roundy's Supermarkets, Inc. has to the communities it serves. Roundy's Pick 'n Save, Copps and Metro Market stores are found throughout Wisconsin. Our Rainbow stores serve our customers in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area. The Roundy's Foundation is dedicated to hunger relief, families in crisis due to domestic abuse and literacy, and since its inception has given more than $3.5 million to organizations focused on community service in those areas of need. Major grant recipients include food banks, women and family violence shelters and literacy programs throughout Wisconsin and Minnesota.