Today we are pleased to announce three more additions to the Red Zone Challenge rosters, who will be taking the field to promote nutrition and wellness in our community. Joining us for his fourth Red Zone challenge will be Mr. Tim “The Cannon” Clusman, stepping in again as Quarterback and looking to improve upon his 1-1-1 record. Accompanying him will be favorite slot receiver- Green Bay City Alderman Chris Wery. Mr. Wery has been a strong supporter of our health and fitness initiatives and instrumental in the Colburn Pool project. These two look to haul in both touchdowns and non-perishable donations on July 16th.

Just added to the lineup is Mr. Vanya “Phoenix” Koepke, participating in his very first Red Zone Challenge. Mr. Koepke comes to us from UWGB where he was the Former Student Government President and now serves on their Alumni Board of Directors. A dynamic and active volunteer within the Green Bay Community, we are honored to have him join us in this wellness endeavor.

Also, special thanks to all of the Corporate Partners and supporters who are contributing to this year’s food drive. Why support our area food drives? Well, did you know that in Brown County, household food pantry utilization has increased 31% between 2009 to 2014 and research shows that 19% of all donated foods to pantries are low nutrient value (sugary drinks, dessert mixes, fried chips, etc.).

So, when donating food this year, please remember the “Food Drive Five”:

Protein Foods: Nuts, canned seafood & poultry

Fruit: Packed in juice, dried & sauced

Soups: With protein & vegetables

Whole‐Grain: Pasta, cereal

Vegetables: Colorful, canned

Also, try and choose lower sodium options and always check the expiration dates.

As more families depend on pantries for a greater share of the food they eat, it is even more important that foods offered provide good nutrition.

Thank you for making a healthy difference for those in need!

Posted by: Brian Danzinger

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