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GREEN BAY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- The Packers and Sargento are once again helping to feed the hungry in southeast Wisconsin.
The food company donated $36,000 to the Hunger Task Force on Tuesday. It's part of the annual Touchdowns for Hunger campaign. For every touchdown the Packers score this season, Sargento donates $1,000 to the Hunger Task Force.
All the money will be used to buy food for local food pantries.
"At Sargento, hunger is one of the area of cause that we support an the Hunger Task Force has a great model and program to help fight hunger in southeast Wisconsin," said Louie Gentine, CEO of Sargento Foods.
Former Packers star LeRoy Butler was also on hand to thank volunteers and sign autographs.
More than $1.3 million has been donated to the Hunger Task Force in the 16 years of Touchdowns for Hunger.