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MKC and Land O' Lakes make a donation to the Kansas Food Bank

Oct 28, 2022

(Wichita, KS) October 28, 2022, Land O’Lakes, Inc. donated nearly 40,000 pounds of LAND O LAKES® Macaroni & Cheese to Kansas Food Bank 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.” 

“Last year, the Kansas Food Bank provided more than 13.6 million meals to Kansans struggling to put food on the table,” said Brian Walker, President and CEO of the Kansas Food Bank. “It is because of donations and partners such as Land O’Lakes that we are able to provide those missing meals for families, children and seniors who turn to us for help. We are truly thankful for this donation and opportunity to be a recipient of the First Run Program.” 

“This is an opportunity for us to assist the Kansas Food Bank that provides hunger relief to many people within our footprint,” says Brad Stedman, President and CEO of MKC, a member-owner of Land O’Lakes. “We are committed to addressing food insecurity in the communities we operate and proud to support our local food banks.” 

For more information on Land O’Lakes’ commitment to the community, visit at www.landolakesinc.com/responsibility. 

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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 2021 annual sales of $16 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 Kansas Food Bank 

The Kansas Food Bank collects and distributes donated and low-cost nutritious food to more than 700 hunger relief partners in its 85-county service area. Last year more than 13.6 million meals were provided, helping to feed food insecure Kansans. Hunger-relief partners include food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, the Food4Kids backpack program, and senior box programs. In addition, the Food Bank takes a leadership role in identifying and addressing hunger needs affecting Kansans. For more information, visit www.kansasfoodbank.org. 

About MKC 

Mid Kansas Cooperative (MKC) is a full-service farm cooperative offering a complete line of products, programs, and services for both farm and urban customers in Kansas, Missouri, Arkansas and Oklahoma. They have a current membership of more than 11,000 members and an additional 8,000 customers through their wholly-owned subsidiaries. MKC specializes in grain, agronomy, energy, feed, and risk management. Since its founding in 1965, MKC has expanded its footprint to meet the changing demands



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