Land O’Lakes Donates 40,000 Pounds of Macaroni & Cheese to Central Texas Food Bank

Austin, TX, April 2, 2019 - Land O’Lakes, Inc. today donated nearly 40,000 pounds of LAND O’ LAKES® Macaroni & Cheese to the Central Texas Food Bank through the Land O’Lakes First Run Program.

The First Run Program has donated more than 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.”

“The Central Texas Food Bank is grateful to Land O’ Lakes for this generous contribution,” said Derrick Chubbs, president & CEO of the Central Texas Food Bank. “This 40,000 pounds is the equivalent of more than 33,000 meals for our neighbors in need, enabling us to continue to lead the community in the fight against hunger.”

For more information on Land O’Lakes’ commitment to the community, visit


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 2018 annual sales of $15 billion, Land O'Lakes is one of the nation's largest cooperatives, ranking 216 on the Fortune 500. Building on a legacy of more than 97 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, Purina Animal Nutrition, WinField United and Land O’Lakes SUSTAIN. The company does business in all 50 states and more than 60 countries. Land O'Lakes, Inc. corporate headquarters are located in Arden Hills, Minn.

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