Green Bay, Wisconsin-based Festival Foods celebrated Family Meals Month in September with a variety of programs, insights and recipe ideas to encourage families to enjoy meals together. The campaign also focused on helping families across the state accomplish family meals through Festival Foods’ Food for Neighbors program.
The program collects donations to provide food and supplies to approximately 40 food pantries across Wisconsin.
The Festival Foods Mealtime Mentors and their vendor partners, including Family Meals Month Presenting Sponsors Coca-Cola, Chobani, Crystal Farms, Primal Kitchen and Silk, encouraged contributions and hosted free, live virtual cooking classes throughout the month featuring easy, tasty family meals. These classes are available for viewing on the Virtual Cooking Class site.
Through these efforts, Festival Foods, its vendor partners and guests were able to donate more than $40,000 to Food for Neighbors, which will help local food pantries stock their shelves with items they most need. Festival Foods also donated more than $720,000 worth of various food items to local food pantries across the state throughout the month.
“We appreciate the partnership of our guests and vendors in supporting meals for families across the state of Wisconsin during Family Meals Month this year,” said Casey Crevier, registered dietitian and nutrition communications specialist for Festival Foods. “These efforts will make a big impact for our local food pantries, and we hope to see them continue into the future.”
Learn more about how to support Food for Neighbors at festfoods.com/community.
Founded in 1946 as Skogen’s IGA, Festival Foods is a Wisconsin family- and employee-owned grocer. The company began operating as Festival Foods in 1990 and today employs 8,000 full- and part-time associates at 36 full-service supermarkets across Wisconsin.