PLYMOUTH, Wis. – Sargento Foods Inc. and employee volunteers will team up with future Habitat for Humanity homeowners to build the company’s 30th Habitat home in the Milwaukee area. Sargento has partnered with Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity for 27 years and was the organization’s first corporate sponsor.
This year’s home build will take place from Wednesday, July 10 to Saturday, July 13, and Wednesday, July 17 to Thursday, July 18. The build is part of a multi-year commitment from Sargento to the Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity Midtown 100 project. Since 1992, Sargento has donated over $1.7 million dollars and 13,372 volunteer hours to help Habitat combat Milwaukee’s affordable housing crisis. The contribution has helped Habitat more than double the number of families they serve each year.
Habitat for Humanity homeowners help build their own homes and pay an affordable mortgage, made possible because of supporters like Sargento Foods Inc.
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About Sargento Foods Inc.:
With more than 2,000 employees and net sales of $1.4 billion, Sargento Foods is a familyowned company that has been a leader in cheese for more than 60 years. Founded in 1953 in Plymouth, Wisconsin, Sargento created the world’s first successful pre-packaged sliced and shredded natural cheeses. Today, Sargento Foods is still based in Wisconsin, where they manufacture and market amazing shredded, sliced and snack natural cheese products, as well as ingredients and sauces. Company leadership lives to serve local communities and employees whom they refer to as the Sargento Family. www.sargento.com
About Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity:
People in our community and all over the world partner with Habitat for Humanity to build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. With our help, Habitat homeowners achieve the strength, stability and independence they need to build a better life for themselves and their families. Over the past 35 years, Milwaukee Habitat has served more than 1,000 families in the Greater Milwaukee community through new construction, rehab and repair programs and provided housing solutions for more than 1,800 families in developing countries. www.milwaukeehabitat.org