Schwan’s Teams Up with Pro Football Greats to Raise Funds for Hunger Relief Efforts in Minnesota

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MARSHALL, Minn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–As a founding partner of the Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee, Schwan’s Home Service, Inc. worked to improve the quality of life for food-insecure people right here in Minnesota. The company teamed up with professional football tight ends Jason Witten and Kyle Rudolph to spread the news of the fundraising effort for Second Harvest Heartland, a Minneapolis-St. Paul based food bank. During the campaign, Schwan’s donated $5 for every order submitted by a new customer, up to $25,000. This equates to 75,000 meals for local families in need!

Today, Schwan’s leaders presented Second Harvest Heartland a check for $25,000 to bolster the hunger relief organization’s efforts. “As a food company, we at Schwan’s understand the importance of supporting food-insecure communities and promoting family mealtime,� said Pat Anderson, senior vice president of sales and marketing for Schwan’s. “The run up the big game here in Minnesota presented us with a great opportunity to show our commitment to partnering with organizations that demonstrate exceptional efforts to fight hunger and provide essential services to advance healthier communities.�

“We are so appreciative for the generosity of Schwan’s not only for this check but for all of their support during the Super Bowl and throughout the year. This check for $25,000 will provide more than 75,000 meals to hungry neighbors. Helping people thrive at work, in the classroom and in their communities—is what drives Second Harvest Heartland, its partners and supporters,â€� said Rob Zeaske, chief executive officer of Second Harvest Heartland.

About Schwan’s Home Service, Inc.
Schwan’s Home Service, Inc., a subsidiary of Schwan’s Company, markets and distributes more than 300 high-quality frozen foods through home-delivery and mail-order services. Popular product lines include the company’s signature ice cream, pizza, premium meats and seafood, ethnic specialties, breakfast items and desserts. Based in Minnesota, Schwan’s has more than 400 local sales and distribution centers across the continental United States. To learn more, visit Schwans.com, download the Schwan’s mobile app, or call 1-888-SCHWANS (1-888-724-9267). Join the conversation on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

About Second Harvest Heartland
Second Harvest Heartland is one of the largest, most efficient and most innovative hunger relief organizations in the nation. In close partnership with nearly 1,000 food shelves, food pantries and other meal programs, Second Harvest Heartland helps the one in ten people in Minnesota and western Wisconsin who face hunger every day. On average, 74 percent of food our partner agencies distribute comes from Second Harvest Heartland. In 2017, Second Harvest Heartland helped provide a record 81 million meals to more than a half million people. We will continue to leverage our unique position in the emergency food chain to advocate, educate and provide food until everyone in our service area has what they need to thrive. For more information, visit 2harvest.org or call 651.484.5117.

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Bob Allen

Bob Allen

Bob Allen is The Daily Telescope''s senior editor. He is also a nationally syndicated newspaper columnist and a bestselling author. He lives in Los Angeles and covers the intersection of money, politics and finance. He appears periodically on national television shows and has been published in (among others) The National Post, Politico, The Atlantic, Harper’s, Wired.com, Vice and Salon.com. He also has served as a journalist and consultant on documentaries for NPR and ShowTime. In 2014, he was the winner of the Society of American Business Editors and Writers' investigative journalism award, and the winner of the Izzy Award for Journalism from Ithaca College's Park Center for Independent Media. He was also a finalist for UCLA's Gerald R. Loeb Award and Syracuse University's Mirror Award. Before becoming a journalist in 2006, Sirota worked in Washington for, among others, U.S. Rep. Bernie Sanders, the U.S. House Appropriations Committee Minority Staff and the Center for American Progress.