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!”   

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.

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A Mile of Mac and Cheese

How many boxes of macaroni and cheese does it take to make a mile?

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The Rochester Hy-Vee stores partnered with Channel One Regional Food Bank during Rochester’s local WinterFest activities with a “lengthy” goal in mind – to collect a mile of mac and cheese  

Together, we hosted a special collection event at all four Rochester Hy-Vee stores on Saturday, Jan. 28 and Sunday, Jan. 29.  Thirty-eight volunteers took turns greeting customers and spreading word about our goal.  The hope was that the community would help fill Channel One’s shelves with 9,000 boxes of macaroni and cheese. Continue reading “A Mile of Mac and Cheese”

Rochester Hy-Vee Stores Adopt A Highway

In an effort to clean up before the snow falls, approximately twenty Rochester Hy-Vee highway-fall-2016employees participated in a highway clean-up on Wednesday, November 30. 

This event was part of the Olmsted County Adopt-a-Highway program.  Earlier this year, Hy-Vee adopted a two-mile stretch along County Road 22, also known as West Circle Drive.  This commitment requires at least two clean-up events per year for a minimum of two years, with one event in the spring and the second in late fall.

Hy-Vee’s Adopt-a-Highway effort is just one more way we are making our community a better place to live, work and play.

screen-shot-2016-12-02-at-1-03-19-pmFor more information on Olmsted County’s Adopt-a-Highway program, click here: https://www.co.olmsted.mn.us/pw/roadtransportation/contacttransportation/Pages/Adopt-A-Highway.aspx

Kaitlin Anderson Graduates from Leadership Greater Rochester

by Kaitlin Anderson, RD, LD, Community Relations Coordinator

Seventy-five local leaders were interviewed and I was one of the lucky 37.  I am proud to announce that I am a member of the 2016 graduating class of Leadership Greater Rochester (LGR).

Leadership Greater Rochester is a comprehensive ten-month leadership development course created by the Rochester Chamber of Commerce Foundation. The program’s mission is to develop leaders through participation in personal, professional and community activities designed to encourage individual responsibility for taking an active leadership role in the future vitality of the greater Rochester area. Continue reading “Kaitlin Anderson Graduates from Leadership Greater Rochester”