Hy-Vee and Ronald McDonald House

The Rochester Hy-Vee stores hosted a wish list drive on behalf of Ronald McDonald House on the weekend of September 16, 2017.

On Saturday and Sunday, Ronald McDonald House volunteers greeted customers at the store entrances, handed out wish lists and collected items.

Marit Williams, Communications Director for Ronald McDonald House of Rochester said, “Because of Hy-Vee’s wish list drive, we were able to successfully fill the shelves of our food pantry. Thank you to everyone in the local community who donated an item, a shopping bag of donations or a cart-full of food to our families. Collectively they all added up and will make our families’ lives a little easier this fall. Thank you Hy-Vee for your partnership and ongoing commitment to local non-profits!”   

Hy-Vee and the Great American Milk Drive

Helping families in our community get access to much-needed milk!

This past June, Rochester Hy-Vee stores and Kemps partnered with The Great American Milk Drive to deliver much-needed, nutrient-rich milk to families served by Channel One Food Shelf. 

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Shoppers were invited to donate the monetary equivalent of a half or whole gallon of milk at checkout. Through the generosity of our customers, we were able to raise enough funds to distribute 6,965 FREE MILK vouchers to Channel One clients throughout the fall.

The unredeemed vouchers were converted into physical gallons this week. 

On December 21, KEMPS delivered 1,268 half gallons to fill the food shelf for Christmas week.  We are planning for over 4,000 more units to be delivered over the coming weeks and months. 

We sincerely appreciate the support of our program sponsors as well as our customers for their commitment to resolving the milk shortage in food banks. 

KTTC News Story: http://www.kttc.com/story/34109764/2016/12/21/channel-one-receives-nearly-1300-half-gallons-of-milk

Hy-Vee Supports FEAST! Local Foods Marketplace

This past weekend, your Rochester Hy-Vee stores participated in the third annual FEAST! Local Foods Marketplace at the Mayo Civic Center.  img_4237

The FEAST Local Food Network is a partnership of many organizations, businesses, and individuals committed to growing a sustainable, local and regional food system which encourages innovation.  Friday’s industry-only tradeshow event offered Hy-Vee an opportunity to network with local food producers, in hopes to increase the number of local products you will find on store shelves.  Saturday’s festival showcased Hy-Vee as a destination for health and wellness. 

The Hy-Vee dietitians’ booth offered attendees a chance to learn more about KidsFit – a fun, free, at-home fitness program designed for kids and their families to incorporate exercise, nutrition and general health into their daily lives. img_8090The Roll-the-Dice game was a hit with both children and adults who completed burpees, push-ups, sit-ups and more, all for a chance to take home a KidsFit water-bottle or KIND bar. They also had the chance to test their nutritional knowledge through the Mystery Fruit and Vegetable bag game – where they had to correctly guess Brussels sprouts, pomegranates and mangoes by relying solely on touch. A wide-variety of recipes and were also available for all to take home.

To learn more about Hy-Vee’s Homegrown initiative and our commitment to providing fresh, local products for our customers, visit https://www.hy-

To learn more about Hy-Vee KidsFit or get registered for the 5-week challenge today visit: https://www.hy-veekidsfit.com/

For more information on how a Rochester Hy-Vee dietitian can help you, check out our Dietitian Services page.