Sara Lee® Brand Gift to Chicago Blessings Will Provide 48,000 Meals for Local Kids
Sara Lee® Premium Meats is supporting Blessings in a Backpack’s mission this school year by providing food on the weekends for 275 school-aged children across Chicagoland who might otherwise go hungry.
With a philanthropic donation of $35,000, Sara Lee® Brand was the Presenting Ace Sponsor of our Blessings in a Backpack Classic in August 2021. A check presentation took place at the event, with Erin Kerr, CEO of Blessings in a Backpack, sharing these words on behalf of Tyson Foods:
“With a gift of $35,000, we want to provide Chicago area children in need this school year by providing 48,000 meals. We are looking forward to a great school year for Chicago kids and to future opportunities where Sara Lee can help the community.”
In addition to the donation, Sara Lee® Brand will help the Blessings in a Backpack Chicago Chapter raise awareness about childhood hunger on the weekends. A full-page print ad in Mariano’s Magazine and billboards about our partnership were on display throughout Chicagoland in summer 2021.
Sara Lee® Premium Meats has been a brand of Chicago-based company since 1944. Now owned by Tyson Foods Inc., Sara Lee® Brand continues its commitment to participate in the Chicago Community with Blessings in a Backpack.