Lakeside Foods Supports Food Pantries And Feeding Programs

Manitowoc, WI (June 26, 2024) – Over the past year, Lakeside Foods has supported community food pantries and regional feeding programs with more than 300,000 pounds of in-kind food donations. In volume, that equates to more than seven semi-truck loads of canned and frozen vegetables and meats.

“We are committed to supporting our community through philanthropy and employee volunteerism, and we’re particularly focused on doing our part to address food insecurity faced by families in our area,” said Joe Yanda, president and CEO.

In the lakeshore region, Lakeside Foods supports Grow It Forward, Peter’s Pantry, the Manitowoc Salvation Army, Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin, and the Bay-Lakes Boy Scouts in delivering food donations to local residents and families who need help. In addition, the company donates food items to dozens of charity fundraising events.

The company has a special partnership with Grow It Forward, supporting its weekly food box distribution with multiple pallets of canned vegetables, providing seeds and horticulture consultation to its community garden team, and sponsoring its Empty Bowls fundraiser last November.

“Companies like Lakeside Foods play a vital role in addressing the pressing issue of hunger in our community,” said Amber Daugs, founder and CEO of Grow It Forward. “My team is grateful for the support of Lakeside Foods. It’s truly a match made in the field of dreams!”

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 14 production facilities, producing canned and frozen vegetables, canned meat, smoked sausage and hot dogs, 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.