Patrick Cudahy, the makers of sweet apple wood smoked bacon, is teaming up with Pick ‘n Save to Lend a Helping Ham this holiday season by feeding local families in need.

Bud Matthews, senior VP of Patrick Cudahy, and Jake Poad, store director of Pick ‘n Save, recently presented a $5,000 check to Sherrie Tussler, the executive director of Hunger Task Force, at a Wisconsin Pick ‘n Save store. Hunger Task Force provides a safety net of emergency food to a network of local food pantries and meal programs. It is the only food bank in Milwaukee that does not charge for food, delivery or network membership.

The money was raised through a promotion with Pick ‘n Save, a retail banner under Roundy's Supermarkets. Since November, Patrick Cudahy has been matching the price of purchases made by deli customers at participating Pick ‘n Save stores.

"During this holiday season, we understand the importance of giving back to our local community and feeding those in need," said Matthews. "This is why we partnered with Pick ‘n Save and our friends at Hunger Task Force to help make a difference."


"The donation with Patrick Cudahy to Hunger Task Force reinforces our commitment to giving back to the community we work and live in," said Jessie W. Terry, chief human resource officer, Roundy's. "It's our privilege to make this contribution during the holiday season."

The promotion will continue to run through Dec. 31. Customers can help by donating hams online, directly to Hunger Task Force.

"Partnering with our friends at Patrick Cudahy right before the holidays is a great help to Hunger Task Force and to families who need some help in our community. We're grateful for this long-standing relationship and look forward to collecting many, many holiday hams," said Sherrie Tussler, executive director of Hunger Task Force.

Patrick Cudahy is a brand of Smithfield Foods.