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Sargento Foods, ‘Touchdowns for Hunger’ raises $36K and counting for Hunger Task Force

MILWAUKEE -- It has become a tradition at Lambeau Field -- and it is changing the lives of people in southeast Wisconsin.

Sargento Foods presented a check for $36,000 to Hunger Task Force on Tuesday, Dec. 18. It is part of the annual Touchdowns for Hunger program.

"All of us are involved with hunger in different ways, and it's the basic thing we can do as human beings," said Wayne Larrivee, the voice of the Packers on radio.

Sargento presents check to Hunger Task Force

When the Packers score a touchdown, Sargento donates $1,000 to fight hunger in Milwaukee. So far this season, Green Bay has scored 36 TDs -- with two games to play. During the 2017-18 season, Touchdowns for Hunger raised more than $50,000 to feed families in Milwaukee -- and volunteers on Tuesday were celebrating the 16th season of the program.

Louie Gentine

"Have been fortunate enough to raise over $1.3 million," said Louie Gentine, CEO for Sargento Foods.

Green Bay Packers Hall of Famer LeRoy Butler was on hand for Tuesday's check presentation.

"Because every touchdown leaps over hunger. Notice I used 'leap' in there?" Butler asked.

LeRoy Butler

"It's a problem that probably won't end, but I think we all need to keep fighting to this cause," said Carol Wehrley of the Tosa Community Food Pantry.

If you would like to make a personal donation to the Touchdowns for Hunger program, CLICK HERE.

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