To kick off this year's much-anticipated professional football season in the Bold North, Schwan's Company, a founding sponsor of the Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee (MNSBHC), hosted a chef-inspired culinary event called "Feast on the Field" Sept. 14, on the U.S. Bank Stadium field. Schwan's used its home-field advantage to transform the field into 100 yards of unforgettable dining experiences inspired by Minnesota food and culture, celebrating the company's Minnesota heritage, leadership in the state's business community and role in helping shape American food culture for the past 65 years.
Attendees included a diverse collection of more than 300 leaders of businesses, non-profit organizations and sports leaders from across the state and country.
As part of "Feast on the Field," the Schwan's Corporate Giving Foundation announced a new partnership with Youth Farm, a local nonprofit organization that provides year-round, youth development programming through urban farming in five neighborhoods in Minneapolis and St. Paul. Schwan's Corporate Giving Foundation is donating $150,000 to the organization, which will enable Youth Farm to grow its network and supply more than 8,000 prepared meals and snacks to low-income families.
In collaboration with the Schwan's Corporate Giving Foundation, Schwan's Company employees will also have the opportunity to work with Youth Farm in its quest to educate participants and their families on food nutrition, cooking techniques and the benefits of freezing freshly harvested fruits and vegetables.
"Schwan's Company is extraordinarily proud of our Minnesota heritage and views our 65th anniversary as an opportunity to share our food, talented people and community commitment on a bigger stage," said Dimitrios Smyrnios, chief executive officer of Schwan's Company. "We are excited for our company's support of the Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee and the Schwan's Corporate Giving Foundation's partnership with Youth Farm as we want to play our part in showing the country what a tremendous home we have here in Minnesota."