Women’s Shelter Wish List Drive

The Rochester Hy-Vee stores hosted a Wish List Drive for the Women’s Shelter on Saturday, June 3.

Women’s Shelter, Inc. assists victims of domestic violence and their children by establishing and maintaining a facility that provides temporary shelter and supplies to those who seek help.

Volunteers staffed tables at all four stores, greeting customers, handing out wish lists and recruiting donations.

At the end of the event, the Women’s Shelter gathered a total of $554 in cash and gift cards in addition to 26 packages of diapers, 48 packages of baby wipes and 86 personal care products. 

None of this could have been possible without the help of Hy-Vee’s generous customers.

Memorial Day Grilling Event

Your 37th Street Hy-Vee hosted a Memorial Day grilling event on Monday, May 29.  Customers were invited to purchase hamburgers, hot dogs, bratwurst, soda or water and support the perpetual care fund of the Soldiers Field Veterans Memorial.  The event also showcased a flag display (US flag, POW-MIA flag as well as service branch flags), Bells for Eternity and volunteers representing the Soldiers Field Veterans Memorial committee.

Fifteen percent of all proceeds were donated to help ensure that Soldiers Field Veterans Memorial remains one of the finest in the country.  At the end of the event, a grand total of $459.51 was presented to Terry Throndson, current board member and owner of the Bells for Eternity.

Click HERE to learn more about Hy-Vee’s commitment to our nation’s veterans and active military members.

RochesterFest and Hy-Vee

Rochesterfest is celebrating 35 years of summer fun, June 17-25, 2017.  The mission of this weeklong event is to promote and celebrate the city of Rochester and southeast Minnesota annually by connecting people through a variety of wholesome, entertaining community events.

The kickoff event took place Wednesday, May 10 at City Hall.  Rochesterfest Button Chair Kristine Ihrke unveiled the winning design by Wes Duellman, sold the very first button to Mayor Brede and presented the 35th anniversary poster which includes all of the button designs from the past 35 years. 

Hy-Vee is proud to be a major sponsor of Rochesterfest by selling the buttons and posters ($5 each) at all four Rochester Hy-Vee locations. You will also find Hy-Vee in the parade on Saturday, June 24 at 2 p.m.

For media coverage of the kickoff event, click here:



Edible Book Festival

The Rochester Hy-Vee stores were proud to support the fifth annual Edible Book
 Festival at the Rochester Public Library on Saturday, April 1

This event featured literary works of art, made primarily of edible ingredients.  The event drew 25 contest entries and over 100 spectators. Continue reading “Edible Book Festival”

Diabetes Management Program

by Kayley Gamm, RD, LD

Hy-Vee at 37th St is partnering with 125live to bring you a 7 week long diabetes management program. Blending education and action, this 7 week program will highlight key elements of diabetes management and supervised physical activity. This program will run on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10am-11am. Each Tuesday, participants will meet with our team of professionals: Registered Dietitian Kayley Gamm, Pharmacist Brian Fisk and Exercise Physiologists at 125live. Topics that will be covered will include blood glucose monitoring, diabetes medications, meal planning and grocery shopping, exercise and stress management. Then, every Thursday, participants will meet again for personalized, supervised exercise training with the experts at 125live.

This comprehensive diabetes management program is the first in the Rochester Area. For more information contact Hy-Vee dietitian, Kayley Gamm at 507-289-2066 or contact 125live at 507-287-1404 or via website at www.125livemn.org.

Our next class begins Tuesday, July 18th and space is limited so register early to secure a spot. To register call 125live or visit https://secure.rec1.com/MN/rochester-senior-center/catalog.

Kayley Gamm, RD, LD, graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Community Medical Dietetics from Viterbo University in La Crosse, WI. After graduation, she moved to Quincy, IL where she worked as both an inpatient and outpatient dietitian. While in Illinois, she developed a diabetes education program as well as a community-based wellness program. She then moved to Medford, OR, where she spent a year and a half as a diabetes educator. For the past year and a half she has been living and working in New Zealand. Kayley has a passion for program development and community education. Her most recent project was starting a medical clinic in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. There, she acted as medical director and developed a telemedicine program to bring nutrition education to the country. Kayley grew up in Mantorville, so returns to the Rochester area to be closer to family and friends. In her free time, she enjoys being outdoors, reading and eating at new restaurants. For more posts from Kayley, click here.