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MILWAUKEE -- Copps, Pick 'n Save and the Roundy's Foundation here are praising Green Bay Packers fans for their generosity following a successful tailgate party held prior to the Family Night Scrimmage game at Lambeau Field last weekend that raised $7,649 for Paul's Pantry in Green Bay.
"Our employees had a great time serving our customers in this unique way, in addition to supporting the Packers during Family Night," said Robert Mariano, Roundy's chairman and c.e.o.
Proceeds were raised by fans purchasing of a variety of food items for $1, including Johnsonville Brats served on Sara Lee buns, Nicolet water, Water Joe, corn on the cob, watermelon, and Kemps ice cream. Packers fans were also treated to live music.
The Family Night tailgate party culminated a weeklong sweepstakes in which customers at Pick 'n Save and Copps stores in Green Bay, Bellevue, Appleton and Kimberly had a chance to win tickets to the Packers scrimmage. Additionally, the first 25,000 fans attending the game received store gift cards and free samples of Roundy's products.
Paul's Pantry has distributed some 62 million pounds of food to the needy of Brown County since it was established in 1984.
The Roundy's Foundation is dedicated to hunger relief, families in crisis and literacy, and since its inception has given more than $1,000,000 to organizations focused on community service in those areas of need. Major grant recipients include food banks, women and family violence shelters and literacy programs throughout Wisconsin and Minnesota.