Patrick Cudahy Donates $5,000 to Hunger Task Force

CUDAHY, Wis., Dec. 12, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Patrick Cudahy, the makers of sweet apple wood smoked bacon, is teaming up with Pick ‘n Save to Lend a Helping Ham this holiday season by feeding local families in need.

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This afternoon, Bud Matthews, Senior Vice President of Patrick Cudahy and Jake Poad, Store Director of Pick ‘n Save presented a $5,000 check to Sherrie Tussler, the Executive Director of Hunger Task Force at a Wauwatosa, Wisc. Pick ‘n Save. Hunger Task Force was founded in 1974 and is Milwaukee’s first food bank.
Today, Hunger Task Force provides a safety net of emergency food to a network of local food pantries and meal programs. They are the only food bank in Milwaukee that does not charge for food, delivery or network membership.

The money was raised through a promotion with Pick ‘n Save, a retail banner under Roundy’s Supermarkets, Inc. that serves customers throughout Wisconsin. Since November, Patrick Cudahy has been matching the price of purchases made by deli customers at participating Pick ‘n Save stores.

“During this holiday season, we understand the importance of giving back to our local community and feeding those in need,” said Matthews. “This is why we partnered with Pick ‘n Save and our friends at Hunger Task Force to help make a difference. We’re proud to make this donation today and thank everyone who helped us.”

“Today’s donation with Patrick Cudahy to Hunger Task Force reinforces our commitment to giving back to the community we work and live in,” said Jessie W. Terry, GVP, Chief Human Resource Officer, Roundy’s Inc. “It’s our privilege to make this contribution during the holiday season.”

The promotion will continue to run through December 31st. Customers can help by donating hams online, directly to Hunger Task Force. The hams will serve as the centerpiece of meals delivered to local families in need over the holidays.

“Partnering with our friends at Patrick Cudahy right before the holidays is a great help to Hunger Task Force and to families who need some help in our community. We’re grateful for this long-standing relationship and look forward to collecting many, many holiday hams,” said Sherrie Tussler, Executive Director of Hunger Task Force.

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Patrick Cudahy is a brand of Smithfield Foods.

About Patrick Cudahy
For 125 years, families throughout the Midwest have known the name Patrick Cudahy as one they can count on for quality, value and for the unmistakable flavor of Sweet Apple Wood. Our product line includes fully cooked and traditional bacon, bacon pieces and toppings, dry sausage, pepperoni, ham, deli and sliced meats.

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