CONTACT: Kris Tazelaar, Communications Manager, Second Harvest Foodbank
[email protected], 608-216-7206. 608-577-0829 (m)
Ruth Comer, Hy-Vee
[email protected], 515-559-5770, 515-868-2061 (m)
Effort part of a Hy-Vee initiative to donate 10,000 turkeys in 10 cities over 10 days
MADISON, WI – Today, Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin is excited to announce that it has received a donation of 1,000 frozen turkeys—an excellent source of high quality protein just in time for Thanksgiving. The donation was made possible by Hy-Vee, a Midwestern grocery store chain operating in eight states, as part of a company-wide initiative to combat hunger.
“We are thrilled to have been able to partner with Hy-Vee to accept and deliver these turkeys to those in need in our local community,” said Dan Stein, president & CEO of Second Harvest Foodbank. “The donation of these turkeys comes at a time that is traditionally high need for our facility. This donation helps to ensure that we continue to meet our growing demand and provide hope to families and individuals.”
Hy-Vee is embarking on a 10-day, 10-city, 10,000-turkey effort in which the company will donate frozen turkeys to local food banks, missions and shelters to fight food insecurity, and ensure access to safe, quality and nutritious food. Turkeys will be delivered throughout Iowa, Nebraska, Illinois, Minnesota, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Kansas and Missouri.
“As a grocery store and member of this community, Hy-Vee is committed to fighting food insecurity,” said Randy Edeker, CEO of Hy-Vee. “In order to accomplish this goal, we will continue to look for ways in which we can make a difference by assisting local hunger relief organizations to help families in need within our communities. We have the responsibility to take care of each other, and we recognize that through these efforts.”