Dec 15, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy (27) leaps for a touchdown in the fourth quarter of the game against the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium. Packers beat Cowboys 37-36. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Packers offense raises a lot of cheddar for charity


The Green Bay Packers and Sargento raised $91,500 during the 2013 season for the “Touchdowns for Charity” program to benefit the Wisconsin Hunger Task Force in Milwaukee County and Paul’s Pantry in Green Bay.

“For 11 years, we’ve remained dedicated to supporting the hometown team while helping distribute food to those in need with Touchdowns for Charity,” said Louie Gentine, chief executive officer at Sargento. “We are proud of the strong donation totals, and we will continue to help fight hunger in our state.”

During the regular season, Sargento donated $1,000 to the Wisconsin Hunger Task Force and $500 to Paul’s Pantry for each touchdown the Packers scored. On the strength of 46 touchdowns, the program raised $46,000 for the Hunger Task Force and $23,000 for Paul’s Pantry. Sargento then doubled the stakes in the postseason, contributing an additional $6,000 for the two Packers touchdowns against the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Wild Card game.

Sargento also donated an additional $11,000 to the Wisconsin Hunger Task Force and $5,500 to Paul’s Pantry, bringing the total donation to $61,000 to the Wisconsin Hunger Task Force and $30,500 to Paul’s Pantry.

Since partnering 11 years ago, Sargento – the official cheese of the Green Bay Packers and Lambeau Field – has contributed more than $900,000 to these Wisconsin food charities.

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