by Roundy's Supermarkets, Inc.
Posted: Wednesday, November 25, 2009 at 10:20AM EST
Milwaukee - Roundy's Supermarkets, Inc. and the Roundy's
Foundation once again are trying to answer the growing need to feed the hungry
in Wisconsin and Minnesota. Donations surpassing $80,000 are helping hundreds of
families during the Thanksgiving holiday through food banks and meal programs.
Hunger Task Force Breakfast Donation
On Thursday, November 19, the Roundy's Foundation gave a donation valued at
$40,644.80 to the Hunger Task Force in Milwaukee. The gift included cereal
valued at $26,344.80 that consisted of 696 cases of cereal on 28 pallets plus a
check for $14,300 to purchase milk and other items to complete the breakfast
House of Peace Donation
Also on Thursday, November 19, the Roundy's Foundation donated $5,000 in gift
cards to the House of Peace for the organization's Holiday Baskets Program.
Additionally, Roundy's and Pick 'n Save donated 60 turkeys to Thanksgiving
baskets in partnership with the Milwaukee Bucks and the Michael Redd Foundation.
Turkeys for the Blood Center of Wisconsin's Thanks for Giving Campaign
For the fourth year, Roundy's and the Blood Center of Wisconsin joined forces to
help increase the number of blood donors in addition to feeding the hungry in
our community during this critical time. The partnership is called the "Thanks
for Giving" campaign. For every 20 donors, Roundy's and the Blood Center donate
one turkey to feed needy families. A total of 400 turkeys were delivered on
Monday, November 23: 180 went to the Hunger Task Force. The remaining 220 went
to food pantries in Waukesha, West Bend, Racine, Kenosha, Sheboygan, Manitowoc,
Lake Mills, La Crosse and Marshfield.
Feeding America's Stuff the Bus Donation
On Wednesday, November 25 at 8:30 a.m., the Roundy's Foundation truck will
deliver a donation valued at $28,838.08 to the "Stuff the Bus" food drive that
benefits Feeding America - Eastern Wisconsin. The food drive lasts from 5 a.m. -
6 p.m. at Pick 'n Save located at 11111 W. Greenfield in West Allis and will be
broadcast live by 99.1 WMYX-FM. The Roundy's Foundation gift includes a check
for $10,000 plus soup valued at $18,838.08 that consists of 748 cases weighing
262 pounds. Additionally, the Pick 'n Save produce department will add a
donation of potatoes and onions valued at $3,500.
Meals on Wheels - St. Paul, Minnesota Donation
At 2 p.m. on Wednesday, November 25, Meals on Wheels in St. Paul, Minnesota,
will stop at Rainbow at 1566 University Avenue West to pick up 1,200 pumpkin
pies for its Thanksgiving meal deliveries. From Monday, November 23 - Wednesday,
November 25, the store's bakery department is working around the clock to
prepare, bake and package pies for this donation on top of its regular busy
Thanksgiving duties. This is the fourth year the store has baked pies for Meals
About Roundy's Supermarkets, Inc.
Roundy's Supermarkets, Inc. is a leading gorcer in the Midwest with nearly $4
billion in sales and more than 19,000 employees. Founded in Milwaukee in 1872,
it operates 154 retail grocery stores under the Pick 'n Save, Copps, Rainbow and
Metro Market banners in Wisconsin and Minnesota. For more information about
Roundy's, visit the company website at
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 Minneaplis-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 $3.6 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.
Roundy's Supermarkets, Inc.