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Land O’Lakes Donates 40,000 Pounds of Macaroni & Cheese to the Mid-South Food Bank

May 25, 2022

(Memphis, TN) May 25, 2022, Land O’Lakes, Inc. donated nearly 40,000 pounds of LAND O LAKES® Macaroni & Cheese to Mid-South Food Bank through the Land O’Lakes First Run Program.

The First Run Program has donated more than 6.4 million pounds of product since it was established in 2010. The program is committed to donating truckloads of fresh product year-round, made specifically for food banks to help alleviate hunger across the United States.

“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,” said Sheilah Stewart, SVP & General Counsel, Land O’Lakes, Inc. “The First Run program provides a unique opportunity for Land O’Lakes to offer nutritious products to families in need.”

To accompany the in-kind donation, GreenPoint Ag, with local ties to Memphis, has given a $5,000 donation to the Mid-South Food Bank. “We believe in the good work being done for people across the Mid-South by this exceptional organization,” said Jeff Blair, President & CEO of GreenPoint Ag. “The need is great, and we are honored to be able to show our support.” GreenPoint Ag is a joint venture between Alabama Farmers Cooperative, Tennessee Farmers Cooperative, and WinField United (a Land O’Lakes subsidiary).

“Mid-South Food Bank is grateful for the 40,000-pound donation from Land O’ Lakes and the $5,000 contribution from GreenPoint Ag. Both companies are helping us feed the need for thousands across 31 counties in Tennessee, Mississippi, and Arkansas,” said Cathy Pope, President & CEO of Mid-South Food Bank. “Partnerships like this are invaluable to the food bank, as they make it easier for us to provide nutritious meals for families facing hunger.”

For more information on Land O’Lakes’ commitment to the community, visit 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 2021 annual sales of $16 billion, Land O'Lakes is one of the nation's largest cooperatives, ranking 219 on the Fortune 500. Building on a legacy of more than 100 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. The company does business in all 50 states and more than 60 countries. Land O'Lakes, Inc. corporate headquarters are located in Arden Hills, Minnesota.

About GreenPoint Ag
With a regional office in Memphis, Tennessee, GreenPoint Ag services member cooperatives, farms and rural business owners with crop nutrients, crop protection products, seed and seed treatment, pro products, field scouting, custom application, and a full array of agronomy and ag technology services. GreenPoint Ag Holdings, LLC operates 114 agronomy wholesale and retail locations, generating over $1B in sales, across Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, Tennessee and Texas with headquarters in Decatur, Alabama.

About Mid-South Food Bank
Mid-South Food Bank distributes food to partner feeding programs in 31 counties in north Mississippi, west Tennessee and east Arkansas, where nearly 20 percent of the population struggles with food insecurity and hunger. In FY2020-2021, Mid-South Food Bank distributed more than 54.2 million pounds of food. Mid-South Food Bank's Mission is to change lives by eliminating hunger in the Mid-South.


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