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Posted on: December 9, 2019
[ARCHIVED] Corporate Citizen of the Year: Sargento Foods
Plymouth-based Sargento Foods, a family-owned and operated cheese distribution company since 1953, boasts decades of charitable efforts centering on education, shelter, and food in Wisconsin communities.
Sargento has provided contributions for several organizations including Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity, to which the company has donated $1.7 million; Hunger Task Force and the United Way.
With campaigns such as Double Helping for Hunger, which features 2018 National League Most Valuable Player Christian Yelich of the Milwaukee Brewers, Sargento has helped raise more than $1 million for Wisconsin families in need of food. This year, Sargento teamed up with the Green Bay Packers and running back Aaron Jones for the annual Touchdowns for Hunger campaign.
The company aims to foster a spirit of giving in the workplace, offering time off for employees to volunteer with nonprofit organizations, and provides a dollar-for-dollar match for employee contributions made during United Way’s corporate campaign.