Lakeside Foods Donates Nearly $300,000 in Product to Food Pantries in 2020

Lakeside Foods Donates Nearly $300,000 in Product to Food Pantries in 2020

Manitowoc, WI (Feb. 17, 2021) – In 2020, Lakeside Foods donated canned and frozen products totaling nearly $300,000 in retail value to food banks and pantries in Wisconsin and the greater Midwest to help them meet the needs of those struggling with food insecurity during the challenging year.

“We’re proud to do our part to deliver nutritious, shelf-stable food items to families in need through donations to food pantries throughout the communities where we operate,” said Joe Yanda, chief operating officer.

In addition to local pantries near Lakeside’s production facilities, the company also donated products to the Midwest Food Bank, Second Harvest Food Bank, Feeding America and Main Street Mission.

About Lakeside Foods, Inc.

Lakeside Foods is a premier supplier of high-quality frozen and canned foods to the retail, food service and industrial sectors. Since its beginning in 1887 as a small pea-canning plant, Lakeside Foods has expanded to 13 production facilities, producing canned and frozen vegetables, canned meat, canned dry beans, frozen desserts, appetizers and canned pet food that are distributed in 14 countries. Lakeside Foods manages its vegetable growing and harvesting operations through a network of regional farmers, ensuring food quality and freshness from farm to table.  The company is family owned and based in Manitowoc, Wis.