Monogram Foods Announces First IMPACT10 Charity Winner

MEMPHIS, TN – (February 18, 2014) – The Boys and Girls Club of Crittenden County, Ark., is the first of 10 charities selected to receive $1,500 a year for the next 10 years from Monogram Foods’ IMPACT10 philanthropic campaign.

The Boys and Girls Club of Crittenden County provides after-school and summer programs for about 1,400 children in Crittenden County. “We help so many kids and are so excited to use this money to help with our summer program,” said Darin McCollum, director of The Boys and Girls Club of Crittenden County.

In celebration of the company’s 10th anniversary, Monogram Foods created IMPACT10, a philanthropic campaign to give away $150,000 to 10 charities over 10 years. IMPACT10 recipients are selected by random drawing and each winner will receive a total of $15,000.

As part of the IMPACT10 charitable effort, Monogram also has pledged to perform 10 acts of kindness in Memphis and the Mid-South, and encourages participants in the nominating process to do the same. Nominations of deserving charities can be submitted through the IMPACT10 website at

“It has been heartwarming to read all of the acts of kindness submitted via the IMPACT10 website,” said Karl Schledwitz, Chairman and CEO of Monogram Foods. “We are blessed to be able to help Memphis and Mid-South charities through our IMPACT10 campaign.’’

The second winning charity will be selected by random drawing on February 25, 2015.

Find Monogram Foods and the IMPACT10 campaign on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram @MonogramFoods with #IMPACT10.

About Monogram Foods: 
Founded in 2004 with the purchase of King Cotton and Circle B Brand meats from Sara Lee Corporation, Monogram Foods manufactures and distributes top-quality food products. Monogram Foods brands include: Wild Bill’s, O’Brien’s, Trail’s Best, Hannah’s, Bull’s and licensed brands Bass Pro Shop’s Uncle Buck’s, Johnsonville and Butterball. Monogram Foods also produces a wide variety of private-label brand meat snacks, smoked meats, corn and pre-cooked bacon for strategic partners throughout the nation. Monogram Foods operates facilities in Virginia, Minnesota, Indiana, Texas and Iowa. 

For more information, please contact: Blair Jackson, Communications Coordinator, Monogram Foods,, (901) 654- 2869