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Thursday, June 3, 2021 - 10:45

Traulsen and Hobart Announce Second Winner of Save Your Kitchen 2021

Hawkins ISD in Hawkins, Texas, Wins Upgraded Performance with New Traulsen and Hobart Equipment

FORT WORTH, Texas (June 3, 2021) – In honor of School Lunch Hero Day, ITW Food Equipment Group is proud to announce the second winner of the Save Your Kitchen 2021 campaign sweepstakes.  Hawkins ISD in Hawkins, Texas, won by random selection the second of four drawings for 2021.

This sixth iteration of the popular K-12 kitchen equipment makeover initiative kicked off earlier this year.  Save Your Kitchen will provide free Traulsen and Hobart kitchen equipment to four winning sweepstake entrants.  Hawkins ISD is the second recipient this year of the new kitchen equipment prize package from the Save Your Kitchen campaign.  With one kitchen serving the whole district, the winning ISD serves 732 students from pre-school through 12th grade. 

Hawkins selected a new Traulsen 8-Crate Milk Cooler (RMC34S) to keep their milk cold, organized, and easy to reach.  Capable of holding up to (8) 13”x13”x11” crates, the cooler will always be well-stocked for any meal rush. The cooler will also help the kitchen keep up with the increased need for extra milk for its supper program.

The school 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.

“Thank you Traulsen and Hobart,” said Hawkins ISD Child Nutrition Director Lesa Gibson.  “We have high participation from the kids in our lunch and supper programs because we are able to offer fresh homemade food options daily.  This equipment is much needed in our schools. It pays to play!”

According to Gibson, student nutrition is very important to the district and they make sure the students get a fresh, balanced meal every school day.  The mixer will allow them to make fresh homemade food for their students, and the milk cooler will keep milk at the proper temperature and available to the kids.

“We are excited that schools are taking advantage of the 2021 Save Your Kitchen Campaign as an opportunity to help upgrade their kitchens with much needed equipment,” said Hailey Elting, Business Development Manager and K-12 Specialist at Traulsen. “Hundreds of schools enter every year, which tells us that there is a real need for new, upgraded equipment to be able to provide nutritious and delicious meals for students.  What a great way to see our products at work.”

The next giveaway is the largest prize package of the year, and it has already begun.  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 giveaways are Traulsen refrigerators, a freezer or a milk cooler plus a Hobart slicer or mixer for all four giveaways, as well as a Hobart AM-style dishmachine for the July drawing only. Different products may be available for specific drawings. The entry deadline for the third drawing is July 16, 2021, at 11:59 p.m.  Sweepstake details, 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 foodservice and food retail operations since 1938. Traulsen offers a broad refrigeration product offering that includes reach-ins, roll-ins, undercounters, 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 foodservice 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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