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Land O’Lakes Donates 40,000 Pounds of Macaroni & Cheese to the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma for Disaster Relief

May 30, 2013

OKLAHOMA CITY - Land O’Lakes, Inc. made an emergency donation today of 40,000 pounds of LAND O LAKES® Macaroni & Cheese to the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma in response to the tornadoes that tore through Oklahoma on May 19 and 20.

The tornadoes that destroyed towns near Oklahoma City also impacted the demand at area food shelves,” said Lydia Botham, executive director of the Land O’Lakes Foundation. “Land O’Lakes has employees, members and member co-ops in the areas impacted by the disaster, and we are committed to helping communities in need.”

The emergency donation is the 62nd donation through the Land O'Lakes First Run program, which began in 2010. A part of the Land O’Lakes Feeding our Communities initiative, First Run has committed to donating truckloads of fresh product to help alleviate hunger nationwide. To learn more, visit www.landolakesinc.com. 

“This donation from Land O’Lakes will help Oklahomans who have been impacted by the devastating tornadoes this month,” said Rodney Bivens, executive director of the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma.  “We want to thank the company for reaching out to Oklahomans in need and for helping our state with relief efforts.”

For more information about how the Regional Food Bank is assisting with tornado relief efforts visit regionalfoodbank.org/helpok.  To make a donation visit regionalfoodbank.org or make a $10 donation by texting TORNADO to 32333 (message and date rates may apply).

Land O’Lakes, Inc. (www.landolakesinc.com) is a national, farmer-owned food and agricultural cooperative with 2012 sales of $14.1 billion. Land O'Lakes is the nation’s second-largest cooperative and is No. 194 on the Fortune 500. The company does business in all 50 states and more than 60 countries. It is a leading marketer of a full line of dairy-based consumer, foodservice and food ingredient products across the United States; serves its international customers with a variety of food and animal feed ingredients; and provides farmers and ranchers with an extensive line of agricultural supplies (feed, seed, and crop protection products) and services. Land O’Lakes also provides agricultural assistance and technical training in more than 25 developing nations. 

About the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma
The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma is the state’s largest hunger relief organization.  The nonprofit provides enough food to feed more than 90,000 hungry Oklahomans each week through a network of more than 1,000 schools and charitable feeding programs in 53 central and western Oklahoma counties. Since its inception in 1980, the Regional Food Bank has distributed more than 480 million pounds of food to feed Oklahoma’s hungry.  For more information, visit http://www.regionalfoodbank.org; find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/regionalfoodbank or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/rfbo.

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