Pick ’n Save and the Roundy’s Foundation are issuing a challenge as part of their upcoming Roundy’s Foundation Focused on Feeding Families tour.
This week they launched the Recipe Face-Off Facebook competition to raise awareness about the needs of area food pantries and, ultimately, provide one lucky food pantry with a surprise donation.
Here’s how the Recipe Face-Off works. Fans of the Roundy’s Foundation Facebook page (facebook.com/RoundysFoundation) are invited to submit a kid-friendly recipe using five pre-selected ingredients that are commonly found at a food pantry.
A panel of judges will then nominate the top recipe submissions to move on to the final voting round. Those top recipes will be posted on Roundy’s Foundation Facebook page, where participants vote for the winner by “Liking” their favorite recipe. A food donation will be placed by Roundy’s Foundation to a food pantry of the winner’s choice.
“This is our second annual Recipe Face-Off, and we’re excited to bring back the fun, interactive online aspect to our Focused on Feeding Families tour,” said Roundy’s Chairman and CEO and Roundy’s Foundation President, Bob Mariano.
“This friendly competition brings to light the challenges facing food pantries, and gives the public an opportunity to have a say in where a donation is going.”
The Recipe Face-Off is part of the Roundy’s Foundation Focused on Feeding Families Tour that kicks off in Chicago on Monday, April 8. The tour will be making fourteen stops in five days, including at Pick ’n Save stores in Muskego, Menomonee Falls and Milwaukee on Tuesday, April 9.
Through the food tour, three food pantries in Muskego, three in Menomonee Falls and six in Milwaukee will each receive more than $4,000 in food and money totaling a donation of more than $55,000 to the area.
In total, the Roundy’s Foundation will donate more than $258,000 in money and food to sixty food pantries in five days.
The tour targets smaller, neighborhood pantries feeling the strain of the economy and increased demand.