GNP Company, the Midwest’s leading chicken producer of the Gold’n Plump and Just BARE chicken brands, donated 61,000 pounds of chicken to Second Harvest Heartland, the area’s largest hunger-relief organization working to alleviate hunger in 59 counties throughout Minnesota and Western Wisconsin. The donation, which amounted to more than 250,000 servings’ worth of chicken, included an assortment of Gold’n Plump and Just BARE chicken products for both individual consumers and facilities, such as nursing homes and homeless shelters.

“We know that putting nutritious food on family dinner tables can be challenging for those who don’t have access to fresh produce or quality meat products like chicken,” said Lexann Reischl, corporate relations manager for GNP Company. “Being dedicated to healthy food, families and farms, we feel fortunate to have made such a positive difference for many local families this holiday season.”

This corporate donation was made as a part of the KARE 11 second annual Food Fight last Tuesday, November 25, which raised more than 1.4 million pounds of food for Second Harvest Heartland. GNP Company has a longstanding history of donating food to Second Harvest Heartland and other community programs where GNP Company operates. Just last year, the company donated nearly four million meals’ worth of nutritious chicken for families in need.

“Unfortunately, one in 10 people experience the stress of hunger in Minnesota and many are forced to make the hard decision between paying their utility bills or feeding their families,” said Heather Olson of Second Harvest Heartland. “We are thankful for the relationship we have with GNP Company, and they’ve been great partners to have in the fight against hunger in our local communities.”

In addition to being recognized for its food donations, GNP Company has also been a member of the Minnesota Keystone Program for more than 26 years for donating more than five percent of pretax profits to charitable organizations each year.

Source: GNP Co.