ELK GROVE VILLAGE, IL, USA [18 January 2018] – As part of its mission to enrich the lives of those it touches, Edlong Dairy Technologies has made a generous donation to Blessings in a Backpack to provide food on the weekends for elementary school children who might otherwise go hungry. The donation covers the cost of food for 100 children in Chicago’s Northwest suburbs in 2018. In early February, Edlong volunteers will organize and pack the food for distribution to students.
“We are excited to add Blessings in a Backpack to the extensive list of organizations that we support,” says Edlong President and CEO Laurette Rondenet. “There are more than 13.1 million hungry children in the U.S., and we are doing our part to help prevent weekend hunger for local students who face food insecurity,” she adds.
At the company’s Pilot Plant, local Edlong volunteers will pack 1,000 backpacks with nonperishable food while having a fun, team-building experience. Employees are invited to participate in the event set-up, packing or both activities.
About Edlong Dairy Technologies
Experience the science and art of authentic taste. Edlong has the broadest global portfolio of dairy flavors and is the only certified woman-owned flavor house in the food manufacturing industry (WBENC). Founded in 1914, we are committed to world-class service in custom flavor development, applications and culinary support, regulatory compliance and supply chain performance. Our broad portfolio of dairy and dairy-free flavors improves classic taste profiles for Cheese, Butter, Sweet Dairy, Cream and Milk. We also deliver unique functional value in the flavor and mouthfeel of sugar-reduced products, and mask nutritional ingredients in foods and beverages. edlong.com.
About Blessings in a Backpack
Blessings in a Backpack mobilizes communities, individuals and resources to provide food on the weekends for elementary school children across America who might otherwise go hungry. It is a 501 C (3) non-profit organization currently feeding over 93,000 children in nearly 1,100 schools in 45 U.S. states and the District of Columbia. blessingsinabackpack.org