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Wednesday, June 22, 2022 - 16:15

Traulsen and Hobart Announce Second Winner of Save Your Kitchen 2022

The State College Area School District in State College, PA, Wins Upgraded Performance with New Traulsen and Hobart Equipment

FORT WORTH, Texas (June 22, 2022) – In honor of School Lunch Hero Day, ITW Food Equipment Group is proud to announce the second winner of the Save Your Kitchen 2022 campaign sweepstakes. The State College Area School District in State College, Pennsylvania, won by random selection the second of four drawings for 2022.

This seventh iteration of the popular K-12 kitchen equipment makeover initiative kicked off earlier this year. The Save Your Kitchen sweepstakes will provide free Traulsen and Hobart kitchen equipment to four winning sweepstake entrants throughout the year.

The State College Area School District is a large, suburban and rural public school district based in State College, Pennsylvania, that serves students and includes public schools in the Borough of State College, Pennsylvania, and the surrounding townships of College, Ferguson, Halfmoon, Harris, and Patton. The State College Area School District operates eight elementary schools, two middle schools, one high school and one Delta Program which is an alternative, democratic school with middle and high school levels.

Serving almost 7,000 students, the State College Area School District exhibits a passion for empowering every student with individualized opportunities for growth and success in a connected world. Its mission is to prepare students for lifelong success through excellence in education.

The State College Area School District selected a One-Section Traulsen Reach-In Freezer which features 24 cubic feet of storage space and advanced technology like Traulsen’s StayClear™ Condenser coil and Smart Control. The freezer will create a more smooth and organized process for sending and receiving supplies to and from satellite schools.

The district also selected a Centerline™ by Hobart 20 Quart Mixer (HMM20), that has the Hobart quality every kitchen wants and the essential performance it needs. The mixer replaced an older model and is a perfect fit for their kitchen because it can be used for multiple applications and will help make delicious and house-made items in the middle school.

“I am extremely excited to be a part of the Save your Kitchen Sweepstakes,” said State College Area School District Elementary Food Service Supervisor Travis Folmar. “This is an incredible prize package that Traulsenand Hobart have generously awarded to us! Everyone I have been in contact with has been very nice and excited for us. Aside from my excitement from never winning anything before, this equipment will be a huge help in our production kitchen.”

Folmar continued, “Given the current situation in the supply chain and the increase in both food and equipment prices, this has been a huge bonus for our team to check these pieces of equipment off our wish list.”

“Every year we see hundreds enter this sweepstakes and we are happy to fulfill a real need in our schools,” said Hailey Elting, Business Development Manager and K-12 Specialist at Traulsen. “Kids deserve fresh, delicious and nutritious meals and our products certainly help make that happen. What a great way to see our products in action and so appreciated!”

The next giveaway has already begun and is the largest prize package of the year including a Hobart AM16 base dish machine. The sweepstakes is open to K-12 nutrition professionals in the 50 states and Washington, D.C.

Among the products offered in this year’s sweepstakes are Traulsen refrigerators, a freezer or a milk cooler plus a Centerline™ by Hobart slicer or mixer, or a Hobart food processor for all four sweepstakes, and a Hobart AM16 base dish machine for the July sweepstakes only. Different products may be available for specific sweepstakes. The entry deadline for the third drawing is July 15, 2022, at 11:59 p.m. Sweepstakesdetails, entry form, products and other information can be found at

Traulsen, an ITW Food Equipment Group brand, has been providing the most trusted refrigeration equipment for food service and food retail operations since 1938. Traulsen offers a broad refrigeration product offering that includes reach-ins, roll-ins, under counters, blast chillers, prep tables, merchandisers and milk coolers. Traulsen is part of ITW Food Equipment Group LLC (a subsidiary of Illinois Tool Works) and is proud to be an ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year since 2008. To learn more about Traulsen, visit or connect with us on Facebook at

At Hobart, an ITW Food Equipment Group brand, people and food are our passion. We believe great food brings people together, and the relationships we share feed our inspiration to be the best we can be for one another. As a food equipment manufacturer and service provider, we’ve been dedicated for more than a century to supporting those who are not only passionate about creating great food but are inspired by the people they serve and come to know on a daily basis. Likewise, it is our mission to provide premium food equipment that food service and food retail professionals can trust to work hard and deliver quality, consistent results day in and day out, empowering them to focus on what they love most—creating great food for great people. Backed by our nationwide network of 1,500 factory-trained service technicians, we’re always nearby to install, maintain and service your equipment. Hobart is part of ITW Food Equipment Group LLC (a subsidiary of Illinois Tool Works) and is proud to be an ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year since 2008. Explore Hobart by visiting, connecting with us on Facebook at or by contacting your local Hobart representative at 888-4HOBART.

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