Packers and Sargento raise $100,000 for food pantries
MILWAUKEE/GREEN BAY — The Green Bay Packers and Sargento raised $100,000 during the 2011 NFL season to fight hunger. The two organizations were taking part in the Touchdowns for Charity program to benefit the Wisconsin Hunger Task Force and Paul’s Pantry in Green Bay.
The Touchdowns for Charity program had Sargento donate $1,000 to the Wisconsin Hunger Task Force for every touchdown scored by a Packer. They also donated $500 to Paul’s Pantry for every touchdown scored by a wide receiver and tight end. Sargento doubled their contributions during the NFL post-season, which raised an additional $6,000.
The Wisconsin Hunger Task Force was awarded $74,000 and Paul’s Pantry received $26,000. The program to date has raised $775,000 for Wisconsin food charities.