With one high school already winning a Traulsen A-Series Roll-In refrigerator, now is the time for K-12 schools nationwide to take the safe bet on food safety by dealing themselves in on Traulsen’s annual “Save Your Kitchen” giveaway. Celebrating its 80th anniversary, Traulsen is giving schools in the 50 States and Washington, D.C., the chance to “roll the dice” in a series of kitchen equipment giveaways in its third annual contest that has been expanded to include four jackpot drawings of equipment from Traulsen’s school lunch line, as well as food prep and dish washing equipment from Hobart.

 In the second drawing of this year’s contest, two Missouri schools won random drawings on May 4 in honor of School Lunch Hero Day – Cedar Ridge Elementary in Branson and Columbia Public Schools.

“We are so thankful that Traulsen gives school districts the opportunity to win a piece of equipment, and then goes a step further to allow us to select exactly what piece of equipment we truly need to make our operation better,” said Jill Morey, Food Service Director at Cedar Ridge Intermediary in Branson. “We selected a hot food holding cabinet and the timing couldn’t have been better, as the unit we were using was over 20 years old and we were struggling to keep it running. Our new unit will ensure that the foods we serve to fuel student success remain delicious until the last learner is served each day.”

Branson Cedar Ridge Elementary chose a one-section, G-Series Hot Food Holding Cabinet. The cabinet features an elongated, S-shaped low-watt density heater and fans that ensure consistent airflow and heat throughout the cabinet, a reliable microprocessor control with LED temperature display, and LoadSure Guard that prevents problems that can arise from improper loading.

Cedar Ridge Elementary’s choice was one of four options in the Traulsen lunch line that also included an A-Series Roll-In refrigerator, a one-section Freezer, or an eight-crate Milk Cooler. In Columbia, Columbia Public School chose a Hobart HCC34 Food Processor, a two-in-one machine that features both bowl style and continuous-feed style processing that allows kitchens to reduce preparation time without sacrificing consistentcy or quality.

The school chose from among three Hobart food preparation products that also included an EDGE13A-11 Slicer, and a Limited Edition (red) HL200 Mixer.

“We love Hobart products, they last forever. Excited about trying the Hobart processor, we have many refrigerators, mixers and slicers, but no processors yet,”  says Columbia Public Schools Director, Laina Fullum.

Future drawings include two more chances to win and select a piece of equipment from the Traulsen lunch line and Hobart food preparation equipment. For SNA’s Annual National Conference, Hobart will -more- also be giving away an AM15 (or AM15T) door-style dishwasher. Traulsen’s “Save Your Kitchen” campaign stars Traulsen mascot “Martin the Carton,” and includes a total of four K-12 giveaway events with eight jackpot drawings, each celebrating a different key School Nutrition Association event. East Limestone High School in Athens, Alabama, won the first random drawing on March 9 to cap off National School Breakfast Week (March 5-9).

The school chose a Traulsen A-Series Roll-In Unit. The remaining drawings include three jackpots on July 20 after the close of SNA’s Annual National Conference in Las Vegas, July 9-12, and two giveaways on Oct. 19 to close out National School Lunch Week, October 15-19.

“The Save Your Kitchen contest is an annual highlight for all of us at Traulsen because we love being able to help schools provide nutritious and delicious food to students,” says Hailey Elting, sales development manager at Traulsen. “As a proud supporter of school kitchens, we hope as many schools as possible will take the opportunity to enter our two remaining drawings, especially since there are five more chances to win some fantastic kitchen equipment.”

Schools can learn more and enter the Save Your Kitchen drawings at http://www.SaveYourKitchen.com. Entries are free and winners are chosen randomly. After each giveaway event, entries are cleared and schools may re-enter for the upcoming event. To get more detailed information about Traulsen and Hobart equipment, visit http://www.hobartcorp.com and http://www.hobartcorp.com.

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