Walz announces partnership with Cub Foods to provide critical supplies for child care providers

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz on Tuesday announced a partnership with Cub Foods and its parent company, United Natural Foods Inc., and the Governor’s Cabinet to set up an ordering process specifically for child care providers.

Cub Foods will use its statewide supply chain network to allow child care providers serving children of emergency workers to secure the products they need at convenient, flexible hours and locations.

"Grocers are working tirelessly to meet the needs of Minnesotans – and they’re going the extra mile for our child care providers and emergency workers," Walz said. "Partnerships like this are critical to keep our communities healthy and safe. I’m grateful to Cub for stepping up in this time of crisis."

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"This partnership shows true Minnesotan spirit – that we are in this together," added Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan. "With Cub, child care providers have a partner helping them access food at a time that works best for them so they can focus on providing space for kids to learn and play."

"Our goal is simple," said Mike Stigers, Cub Foods CEO. "Ensure child care providers have access to the product they need to continue providing care to the children of emergency and other essential workers. We’re proud to do what we can to support the communities in our hometown and thank Governor Walz and his administration for their tremendous leadership as we all work together through these challenging times."