Press release from Aunt Millie’s:
Aunt Millie’s donated 59,420 loaves of bread to Midwestern foodbanks this holiday season
Aunt Millie’s donated nearly 60,000 loaves of Butter Top Wheat Bread to foodbanks throughout the Midwest this holiday season. The bread was delivered fresh directly to the foodbanks, for distribution to those in need in their service areas.
The first donations were delivered to foodbanks in Gary and Fort Wayne, Indiana and Urbana, Illinois on Nov. 5. The final donation was delivered in the Grand Rapids area on Dec. 22. In all, Aunt Millie’s will donate 57,600 loaves of bread – over 1,000 loaves per day. The retail value of the donation is $189,550.
Download the list of foodbanks, locations, delivery dates and donation quantities.
“This year our needs are especially high as the region struggles economically,” says Burma Rai, CEO of The Foodbank in Dayton, Ohio. “The variety of ways compassionate companies such as Aunt Millie’s help is most impressive.”
DeWayne Wells, president of Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan, said, “We are delighted to receive this generous donation from Aunt Millie’s in time for the holidays.”
Aunt Millie’s Bakeries is a family-owned company headquartered in Fort Wayne, Indiana since 1901. The company produces Aunt Millie’s bread and bakery products and other brands, which are distributed throughout the Midwest.