Schwan’s Home Service Gives Back $10 Million to Charity

SCHWAN’S CARES™ fundraising program reaches milestone in efforts
to help local community causes

MARSHALL, Minn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Schwan’s Home Service, Inc. is proud to announce that its Schwan’s
Cares™
fundraising program has helped the company reach a
major milestone in its efforts to help local communities raise funds for
local educational, non-profit and youth-sports programs.


This fall, the Schwan’s Cares™ fundraising program reached the
milestone of helping local organizations raise $10 million. The figure
includes funds raised from an earlier pilot program.

“I would like to thank all of the organizations that chose the Schwan’s
Cares
™ program for their fundraising efforts. We would not have
reached this milestone without the passion and care that each
organization has for their local causes,” said Dimitrios Smyrnios, chief
executive officer at The Schwan Food Company. “We look forward to
working with them in the future to build successful fundraising
campaigns.”

Launched in 2013, the Schwan’s
Cares
Fundraising Network offers a unique, easy-to-use online
fundraising solution for a variety of organizations to support their
favorite causes. The program is often used by schools, youth sports
teams, non-profit groups, church projects and other community
organizations. With the Schwan’s Cares™ Fundraising Network,
children or groups no longer have to handle cash, sell marked-up,
generic products, deliver or arrange for the pickup of products because
Schwan’s Home Service does this all for you. Charitable groups can use Schwan’s
Cares™
fundraising to create a campaign page and run their
campaign entirely online. It’s quick and easy to set up and manage, and
there is no door-to-door selling. Volunteers can spend less time
fundraising and more time with family and the activities they enjoy.

“Supporters of the group can shop their organization’s campaign page
from the comforts of their own home and can choose from more than 350 of Schwan’s®
home-style foods — all while helping their local organizations meet
their fundraising goals,” said Dave Muscato, president of Schwan’s Home
Service. “What can be more convenient than that?”

The primary benefits of participating in a Schwan’s
Cares
fundraising program is that it’s entirely online; there
are no order forms, no money handling, no product sorting, and products
are delivered by Schwan’s Home Service’s Route Sales Representatives.

How it works:
The group’s fundraising coordinator will visit Schwans-Cares.com
to create an online campaign. Once the campaign begins, the group’s
fundraising coordinator can begin to invite supporters to order
convenient, delicious meals to be delivered directly to their door.
During the initial 45-day campaign period, groups will earn 20 percent
on food orders and 40 percent on egift-card purchases. Once the initial
45-day campaign has ended, the group will continue to earn 5 percent for
an additional 90 days. The organization receives the funds raised at the
completion of the campaign.

About Schwan’s Home Service, Inc.
A subsidiary of The Schwan
Food Company, Schwan’s Home Service, Inc. markets and distributes more
than 350 top-quality frozen foods through home-delivery and mail-order
services. Popular product lines include the company’s signature ice
cream, pizza, choice meats, seafood, ethnic specialties, breakfast items
and desserts. Based in Minnesota, Schwan’s Home Service, Inc. has more
than 400 local sales and distribution centers across the continental
United States. Visit Schwans.com
or call 1-888-SCHWANS (1-888-724-9267).

About The Schwan Food Company
The Schwan Food Company is a
privately held business that manufactures and markets quality foods
through home-delivery, retail-grocery and food-service channels. Its
many popular brands include Red Baron®, Tony’s®,
Bon Appétit and Freschetta® pizza, Mrs.
Smith’s
® and Edwards® desserts, Pagoda®
snacks and appetizers, and Schwan’s® fine frozen
foods. Based in Minnesota for 63 years, the company’s subsidiaries
employ 13,000 people in the United States. To learn more about Schwan,
visit us at www.theschwanfoodcompany.com.

Contacts

The Schwan Food Company
Tarsha Rice, 952-832-4325
tarsha.rice@schwans.com