Hy-Vee Supports Join the Journey with Event and Donation

The West Circle Drive Hy-Vee hosted a wine & cheese fundraising event to benefit Join the Journey on Thursday, August 10.  The event gathered 34 attendees and featured over 20 samples.

With the support of our local wine and cheese vendors who donated all products sampled during the event, Hy-Vee presented a donation of $500 to Join the Journey on Wednesday, August 16.  Alyssa Griffith, Operations Manager, accepted the check on behalf of Join the Journey.

Join the Journey is dedicated to promoting breast cancer awareness and supporting individuals on their breast cancer journey.  Join the Journey was founded in 2005. Effie Psimos and Patty Allen, breast cancer survivors, and close friend Margie Loprinzi, came together with the hope of raising awareness of breast cancer in Rochester, Minnesota.  Before long, Join the Journey had its first Ten-Mile Breast Cancer Awareness Walk.  The community response was tremendous, and participation grows each year. In 2016, nearly 1,000 people participated!

Join the Journey has evolved into an established non-profit community organization, which supports programs and projects that uphold its mission of promoting breast cancer awareness and supporting individuals on their breast cancer journey.

Thank you to the following vendors who generously donated products for this event:

Carr Valley Cheese
Henning’s Wisconsin Cheese
Widmer’s Cheese Cellar
Hook’s Cheese
Caves of Faribault
Deer Creek Specialty Cheese
Artigiano Cheeses

Wine Merchants
Grape Beginnings
Grandma’s Gourmet’s

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“Grill Your Way to Health” at Custom Alarm

Hy-Vee Dietitians Kaitlin Anderson and Kathy Hamlin provided an educational session entitled “Grill Your Way to Health” for Custom Alarm employees on Thursday, June 22.

Hy-Vee Manager of Perishables Bret Peterson cooked up some delicious samples on the grill, including Hy-Vee® True™ chicken breast, Honeysuckle White® turkey bratwurst, Short Cuts™ pre-cut veggies, as well as fresh pineapple and peaches.

For more information on grilling, including how-to videos, quick tips and tricks, recipe suggestions and frequently asked questions, check out Hy-Vee’s Guide to Grilling.

For more information about scheduling a nutrition presentation at your workplace, reach out to Kaitlin Anderson at kanderson@hy-vee.com

Photos courtesy of Custom Alarm’s Facebook page.

Hy-Vee at Go Red for Women Luncheon

by Kaitlin Anderson, Community Relations Coordinator

Hy-Vee supported the American Heart Association’s annual Go Red for Women luncheon in go-red-2017-kaitlin-prevention-is-why-1Rochester last week.  Our sponsorship included a donation of 47 floral centerpieces to decorate the auditorium and two vendor booths to educate attendees about heart-healthy foods and promote F&F clothing. Continue reading “Hy-Vee at Go Red for Women Luncheon”

Join Hy-Vee’s Homefront Effort and Help Serve Our Nation’s Veterans

Hy-Vee customers can support veterans by rounding up their grocery bills now through Nov. 13

Hy-Vee has long been a supporter of the military and veterans’ causes through programs such as Honor Flight, activities like our annual Veterans Day breakfasts, and recruitment of veterans and military member employees.  But with a new generation of veterans returning from active duty to face challenges here on the homefront, we know we can do more.
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Hy-Vee Partners with SACC on KidsFit™ Program

by Kaitlin Anderson, Community Relations Coordinator

As a mom and registered dietitian, I am passionate about nutrition and physical activity, not only for myself but for our children as well.  That’s why I am so excited about the Hy-Vee KidsFit™ program. Continue reading “Hy-Vee Partners with SACC on KidsFit™ Program”