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Beachwood High School Students Attempt to Break Longest Sandwich Line World Record in “Herd Against Hunger”

SunButter, Welch’s and Orlando Baking Company Contribute Over 9,000 Pounds of Food to Create 40,000 Sandwiches to Feed Cleveland-Area Hungry

Press Release – FARGO, N.D. (October 3, 2018) — In an effort to combat hunger throughout Greater Cleveland, Beachwood High School students have partnered together with SunButter, Welch’s and Orlando Baking Company to create the world’s longest sandwich line in an event dubbed “Herd Against Hunger”, on October 14. Spearheaded by high school junior Lena Leland, the event will set out to break the current world record. Forty thousand sandwiches will be created with over 9,000 pounds of food, and will be bagged, then assembled end to end to form a whopping 13,333 foot-long sandwich line that span just over 2.5 miles. Following this momentous undertaking, every sandwich will be donated to Greater Cleveland area organizations that feed the hungry.

“Creating the longest sandwich line is not just about setting a record—it is about addressing the heartbreaking poverty in our own backyard,” said Leland. “We are so grateful to the companies donating their products, and for the students, families and teachers for donating their time and effort to the “Herd Against Hunger”; because of them, thousands of families will have something nutritious and delicious to eat.”

To make “Herd Against Hunger” possible, Beachwood High School has teamed up with three premier food companies that, when paired together, make a healthy, delicious sandwich:

  • SunButter: Though Beachwood High School is not a nut-free campus, it only serves SunButter, an allergy-friendly option. Packed with protein and containing less saturated fat and more micro nutrients than traditional nut butters, SunButter is made with four ingredients or less (depending on the variety) and most of its offerings are Non-GMO Project Verified. Each serving offers 7 grams of protein and contains no cholesterol, trans fats or preservatives.
  • Welch’s: Made in the USA by a co-op of more than 800 family farmers, Welch’s Natural Concord Grape Spread contains no high fructose corn syrup, no preservatives, and no artificial colors or flavors. Every bottle and jar contains the deliciously unmistakable fruit taste Americans have been enjoying for years.
  • Orlando Baking Company: Orlando Baking Company is a family-run business that is known and loved in communities from Cleveland to Europe. Continuing an ongoing commitment to giving back to the community, Orlando Baking Company is proud to donate its famous Italian Twist bread, a popular hand-twisted recipe developed in 1872, to support these efforts.

“We commend Beachwood High School, along with our partners, Welch’s and Orlando Baking Company, for this effort to bring to life the plight of hunger that hits the community,” said Justin LaGosh, director of sales and marketing at SunButter. “We are honored to know Lena thought of SunButter as the allergy-friendly spread option to support this incredible event and we look forward to achieving our goals with this devoted team!”

“Herd Against Hunger” will take place at Beachwood High School in Beachwood, Ohio, on Sunday, October 14, from 8:00 a.m. – approx. 6:00 p.m. EST.

For more information about the “Herd Against Hunger” visit www.beachwoodschools.org/herdagainsthunger.aspx. For media inquiries, contact sunbutter@havasformula.com.

About Welch’s

Welch’s is the processing and marketing subsidiary of the National Grape Cooperative. Located across America and in Ontario, Canada, the cooperative’s approximately 800 family farmers own the company and grow the delicious and inherently healthy Concord grapes used in Welch’s juices and other grape-based products. Welch’s is committed to research and development that will meet the growing demand for products that address consumers’ health and nutrition needs. Welch’s products are sold throughout the United States and in approximately 40 countries around the globe. Welch’s is an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Female/Disabled/Veterans.

About Orlando Baking Company

Orlando Baking Company is a family business, founded in 1872 in Castel di Sangro, Italy. In 1904, part of the Orlando family moved to Cleveland and introduced their popular European classics. Five generations later, Orlando Baking Company continues to grow, operating out of a 300-employee, state-of-the-art Cleveland plant, providing an ever-expanding line of high quality products. Orlando products reach not only the local market, but the nation’s retail and foodservice markets as well through an expansive distribution network. Orlando Baking Company has always been a generous company and values giving back to the community in many ways. For example, donating bread to the local food banks each year is at the heart of the giving. Other organizations such as churches, life-saving organizations, schools and more benefit from their generosity. Please visit www.orlandobaking.com to learn more about the company.

About SunButter

Founded in 2002 in Fargo, North Dakota, SunButter LLC is the pioneer of seed-to-jar sunflower butter. SunButter was developed as delicious solution for families with peanut and tree nut allergies. SunButter is free from the top eight food allergens: peanuts, tree nuts, soy, milk, eggs, wheat, fish, and crustacean shellfish. SunButter is also free from Canada’s ten priority food allergens, which include mustard, sulfites, and sesame. Made with delicious U.S. grown, roasted sunflower seed, SunButter boasts 7 grams of protein per serving and more vitamins and minerals than nut butters. SunButter provides 45 percent of the U.S. recommended daily allowance for vitamin E with no trans-fats and less saturated fat than the leading brand of almond butter. SunButter is vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, and certified kosher. All SunButter varieties are made with non-GMO sunflowers, and most varieties are Non-GMO Project Verified. SunButter products are available at Walmart and other fine retailers nationwide. To find a retailer close to you, visit SunButter’s store locator at http://sunbutter.com/buy. For more information, visit SunButter.com or SunButterFoodService.com.


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