Carando and Strack & Van Til Partner to Support Frontline Foundations

SPRINGFIELD, Mass., May 20, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Carando, the artisans of Classic Italian Meats, has partnered with Strack & Van Til to donate $1,000 to Frontline Foundations. Carando made the donation at a store in Chesterton, Ind. Friday as part of the Carando Cares program, which supports organizations making a positive difference in their communities.

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Carando Regional Sales Manager Thad Gorell and Chris Bengtson, VP at Strack & Van Til presented a check to Debbie Spurling of Frontline Foundations. The donation will help provide addiction treatment for young adults, through the foundation’s art recovery program.

“Carando stands for quality and heritage, so it’s important that Carando continues its tradition of giving back to the community,” said Dan Incaudo, General Manager, Carando. “We are extremely humbled to be able to help young men and women by contributing to an incredible organization like Frontline Foundations.”

Frontline Foundations is a Certified Addiction Services Outpatient Treatment Provider, serving young men and women ages 18-38 struggling with alcohol and drug addiction. Frontline Foundations operates in Chesterton and LaPorte, Indiana.

“We couldn’t be more excited to partner with Carando and the Carando Cares program,” said Chris Bengtson of Strack & Van Til. “Beyond the great business relationship that we have with Carando, we share a common goal of working to make a positive difference in the communities that we serve. Frontline Foundations is an amazing group that does so much for people who struggle with addiction and their families. They are the absolute best at what they do, and we’re very happy to be a small part of it.”

As part of the event, crowds of shoppers were treated to delicious Carando deli meats and Krakus Polish Ham samples, coupons and giveaways. Carando Cares has made more than $250,000 in monetary and in-kind donations since the program’s inception in 2013.

For more information about Carando and Carando Cares, please visit or Carando is a brand of Smithfield Foods.

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All of our classic Italian meats stay true to the traditional recipes that our founder, Pietro Carando, brought to America from his boyhood home in Torino, Italy. One taste is all it takes to discover the authentic Italian difference of Carando. For more information, visit

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