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Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 14:15

Calling All School Super Heroes: Register for Final Save Your Kitchen K-12 Equipment Giveaway of the Year!

Three Schools Have Won in 2019, Final Winner Will Be Selected During National School Lunch Week.

FORT WORTH, Texas (Sept. 12, 2019)  – As students head back to the classroom for another year of learning, the ITW Kitchen Defenders – Martin the Carton, Sally Strawberry, Rich Chocolate, Wally the Warewasher and the Hobart Doughminator – are putting out a call for school heroes to register for Traulsen and Hobart’s final Save Your Kitchen equipment giveaway of 2019.

Traulsen, the leader in commercial refrigeration, is wrapping up the the fourth year of its annual kitchen equipment sweepstakes, which is open to K-12 nutrition professionals in the 50 states and Washington, D.C. Upon entry, school nutrition professionals have the chance to rescue one of their school kitchens by winning a Traulsen refrigeration unit of their choice out of the following options – a One-Section Reach-In Refrigerator (RHT132WUT), a One-Section Pass-Thru Refrigerator (RHT132WPUT), a One-Section Reach-In Freezer (RLT132WUT), or an eight-crate Milk Cooler (RMC34S4). In addition, the winning school will receive its choice of one piece of food preparation equipment from the following Hobart models: an HCC34 Food Processor, an EDGE 13A-11 Slicer, or a limited edition (red) Hobart Legacy 20-quart HL 200 Mixer.

“This year’s Save Your Kitchen contest has been a wonderful success so far and we can’t wait to learn who the next school hero will be,” said  Hailey Elting, Sales Development Manager and K-12 Specialist at Traulsen. “As a proud supporter of school kitchens, we hope as many schools as possible, including those who registered for earlier drawings, will enter again for a chance to win this last drawing of the year.”

Drawings this year have seen three school districts from across the country win. The first drawing, held in March in honor of National School Breakfast Week, saw the Harlem School District in Machesney Park, Illinois, win. The second drawing, held in May in honor of School Lunch Hero Day, was won by the Taylor County School District in Butler, Georgia. In July, Foley Public Schools in Foley, Minnesota, won the third and largest drawing of the year as it included a Hobart dishmachine. This drawing was held at the School Nutrition Association Annual National Conference in St. Louis.

The Harlem School District chose a one-section, R-Series Reach-in Refrigerator (RHT132WUT) and a Hobart HL 200 mixer. The R-Series Refrigerator features advanced technology, including Traulsen’s StayClear™ Condenser coil and advanced Smart Control. The Hobart HL 200 Mixer is a 20-quart mixer that features a heavy duty ½ horsepower motor, three fixed speeds plus a stir speed, Shift-on-the-Fly™ controls, and a large, ergonomic swing-out bowl.

For the second drawing, the Taylor County School district also chose a one-section, R-Series

Reach-in Refrigerator (RHT132WUT) and a Hobart HCC34 Food Processor. The Hobart HCC34 Food Processor is 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 July drawing was the largest giveaway of the year with the addition of a third prize choice from Hobart’s warewashing equipment. Foley Public Schools in Foley, Minnesota, selected a Hobart dishmachine, a Hobart HL200 Mixer and a Traulsen eight-crate Milk Cooler (RMC34S4) that features a unique, low-access-height design for easy student access and staff loading, as well as a durable, top-mounted refrigeration system that is easier to maintain and picks up less floor debris for long-lasting performance.

Foley Public Schools’ Cheryl Pick was excited about winning the new equipment for her district and said the prizes will improve the kitchen at Foley Elementary, which gets the Hobart HL200 Mixer for baking, and at Foley Intermediate where the Hobart dishmachine upgrades an old machine and the Traulsen milk cooler will serve grades 4-6.

“Thank you so much for making this happen!” Pick said. “We at Foley love our students and help them succeed every step of the way! Go Falcons.”

Schools can learn more and enter the Save Your Kitchen drawings at Entries are free and winners are chosen randomly. To get more detailed information about Traulsen and Hobart equipment, visit and


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