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Kansas Food Bank to receive large donation of dairy products

  • The Wichita Eagle
  • Published Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013, at 2:57 p.m.
  • Updated Friday, Dec. 6, 2013, at 10:15 a.m.

Needy people will find 20 more tons of of butter and cheese available this winter in Wichita and Kansas.

Land O’Lakes, an agribusiness and food company, will donate 20,000 pounds of butter and an equal amount of sliced American cheese to the Kansas Food Bank on Friday, the Bank said Wednesday.

“That’s a lot of grilled cheese sandwiches,” said Debbie Kreutzman, community relations manager at the Food Bank.

The Food Bank announced the donation Wednesday in a written statement. Rep. Mike Pompeo, a member of Congress from Wichita, is scheduled to say a few words about the Food Bank and the donation, Kreutzman said.

Land O’Lakes representatives, quoted in the Food Bank statement, said the company runs food aid programs throughout the world.

The Food Bank will send the food to the network of pantries for the poor that it serves in Wichita and in many counties in Kansas.

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