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Land O’Lakes Donates 18,200 Pounds of Macaroni & Cheese to Food Bank of Central Louisiana

May 28, 2020

Food Bank of Central Louisiana
(Alexandria, LA) Land O’Lakes, Inc. donated 18,200 pounds of LAND O LAKES® Macaroni & Cheese to Food Bank of Central Louisiana through the Land O’Lakes in-kind product donation program.
 
In partnership with Feeding America and other non-profit organizations, Land O’Lakes has donated over 200,000 pounds of in-kind products to food banks since March, with more donations planned in the coming weeks. Consideration is being taken not only where our members and employees live, but also where the COVID-19 hot spots are across the U.S.
 
Land O’Lakes is a big advocate for the nutrition of dairy, too – so being able to get these important products to children and families in need is meaningful in so many ways. Finding new ways to work together with partners and deliver nutritional food to those who need it most in rural communities is more crucial than ever. 
 
"As a national, farmer-owned cooperative, Land O'Lakes is committed to helping the growing number of people who struggle to put food on their table, especially during this unpredictable and uncertain time," said Sheila Stewart, SVP & General Counsel, Land O'Lakes, Inc. "As a farmer-owned cooperative, we feel honored to be able to support and protect rural communities across America."
 
“We are so thankful for the donation of LAND O LAKES Macaroni & Cheese as we begin the summer months with the expectation of serving an increased number of children and their families,” said Jayne Wright-Velez, executive director, Food Bank of Central Louisiana.  
 
For more information on Land O’Lakes’ commitment to the community, visit at www.landolakesinc.com/responsibility
 
About Land O'Lakes, Inc. 
Land O'Lakes, Inc., one of America's premier agribusiness and food companies, is a member-owned cooperative with industry-leading operations that span the spectrum from agricultural production to consumer foods. With 2019 annual sales of $14 billion, Land O'Lakes is one of the nation's largest cooperatives, ranking 212 on the Fortune 500. Building on a legacy of more than 98 years of operation, Land O'Lakes today operates some of the most respected brands in agribusiness and food production including Land O’Lakes Dairy Foods, Purina Animal Nutrition, WinField United and Truterra,LLC. The company does business in all 50 states and more than 60 countries. Land O'Lakes, Inc. corporate headquarters are located in Arden Hills, Minn.
 
About Food Bank of Central Louisiana
The Food Bank of Central Louisiana is a non-profit organization whose mission is to alleviate hunger in central Louisiana. The Food Bank distributes food and grocery products to needy families through a network of approved charitable agencies in the following eleven parishes: Allen, Avoyelles, Catahoula, Concordia, Grant, LaSalle, Natchitoches, Rapides, Sabine, Vernon and Winn.
 


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