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Land O'Lakes donates 40,000 pounds of macaroni & cheese to Second Harvest Heartland in Minnesota

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Land O'Lakes donates 40,000 pounds of macaroni & cheese to Second Harvest Heartland in Minnesota


(Brooklyn Park, MN) April 3, 2023 - Land O’Lakes, Inc. donated nearly 40,000 pounds of LAND O LAKES® Macaroni & Cheese to Second Harvest Heartland through the Land O’Lakes First Run Program.

The First Run Program has donated more than 6.5 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.”

“We are currently living through the hungriest year in memory. Over the past year, the price of groceries has soared 13 percent and demand for food assistance continues to grow,” said Second Harvest Heartland CEO Allison O’Toole. “We are so grateful for this generous Macaroni & Cheese donation from Land O’ Lakes. Donations like this make it possible for Second Harvest Heartland to rise to the occasion and meet the increased need for food support we are seeing across our region.”

This Macaroni & Cheese donation is part of Land O’Lakes’ annual Hunger Action Week campaign when employees come together to collectively fight hunger. Additionally, more than $40,000 in employee gifts and matches from the Land O’Lakes Foundation will support food security in rural and urban communities across the country.

For more information on Land O’Lakes’ commitment to the community, visit at


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 2022 annual sales of $19 billion, Land O’Lakes is one of the nation’s largest cooperatives, ranking 232 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, 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 Second Harvest Heartland
At Second Harvest Heartland, we work to end hunger together. As one of the largest, most efficient, and most innovative hunger-relief organizations in the nation, we leverage our unique position in the emergency food chain to make an impact. In close partnership with a network of 423 food shelf and nonprofit partners and 1,115 hunger-relief programs, we support those in our region facing hunger today.

More than a food bank, we’re a leading partner in the policies and programs that work to end hunger, like SNAP, school meals and senior nutrition programs, and we’re an innovator in the areas where food can be the solution, like FOODRx and Kitchen Coalition. Learn more at

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