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Contact: Stacie Williamson
Phone: 316-634-8816


For Immediate Release


Cargill and Heartspring partner to enhance nutritional experience for students

Heartspring, which provides services for children impacted by autism, is expanding its cafeteria with help from Cargill. As part of Heartspring’s Expanding Possibilities campus expansion, Cargill is making a $100,000 gift for the newly remodeled cafeteria. An event to celebrate the gift will be held at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, April 11, 2018, in Heartspring’s new cafeteria.

“For the children Heartspring serves, proper nutrition is a foundational step on their path to independence. We are proud to support the efforts in providing a safe environment to enable learning and development,” said President of Cargill Protein Brian Sikes.  “This is just one of the ways we are helping our community thrive.”

The cafeteria remodel was part of phase one of Heartspring’s Expanding Possibilities campus expansion. The Cargill Cafeteria’s new open layout can serve more students. The space was updated with sensory-friendly paint and noise-dampening materials. The kitchen was also remodeled to create a streamlined food services area and additional food storage.


“We are incredibly grateful for Cargill’s amazing generosity,” Heartspring CEO David Stupay said. “They are tremendous community supporters, and their gift will open new doors for our students.”


About Heartspring                                                                                                                  

Heartspring creates hope and opportunity that changes the lives of children with special needs and their families. The residential school, outpatient pediatric services and Autism Services programs aim to help children of all ages succeed by gaining the skills necessary for a more independent lifestyle. More information at


About Cargill

Cargill’s 155,000 employees across 70 countries work relentlessly to achieve our purpose of nourishing the world in a safe, responsible and sustainable way. Every day, we connect farmers with markets, customers with ingredients, and people and animals with the food they need to thrive.

We combine 153 years of experience with new technologies and insights to serve as a trusted partner for food, agriculture, financial and industrial customers in more than 125 countries. Side-by-side, we are building a stronger, sustainable future for agriculture. For more information, visit and our News Center.


About Cargill Protein

Headquartered in Wichita, Kan., Cargill Protein is an industry leader that produces, distributes and markets beef, turkey, chicken and egg products to retail, foodservice and food ingredient companies throughout North America, and exports meat and by-products around the world. Cargill Protein’s 28,000 employees, and more than three dozen protein processing facilities in the U.S. and Canada, are focused on delivering superior, innovative, products and services to help customers grow their businesses by meeting consumer desires. Cargill Protein is a unit of Minneapolis-based Cargill, Incorporated. For more information, visit and our News Center.


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