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Traulsen and Hobart Announce Third Winner of Save Your Kitchen 2021

Palmer ISD from Texas to Upgrade Their Kitchen with New Traulsen and Hobart Equipment

FORT WORTH, Texas (August 17, 2021) –ITW Food Equipment Group is proud to announce the third winner of the Save Your Kitchen 2021 campaign sweepstakes that took place in honor of the School Nutrition Association’s Annual National Conference in July.  Palmer Independent School District based in Palmer, Texas, won by random selection, the third and largest of four drawings for 2021.

This sixth iteration of the popular K-12 kitchen equipment makeover initiative kicked off in February of this year.  Save Your Kitchen provides free Traulsen and Hobart kitchen equipment to four winning sweepstake entrants in four different drawings throughout the year.

Winning the largest giveaway of the year, Palmer ISD is the third recipient this year of the new kitchen equipment prize package from the Save Your Kitchen campaign.

Palmer ISD is a high performing school district in North Texas that serves 1,260 students in PreK-12th grade.  Palmer’s mission is to be the pride of the community and continually strives to provide a safe environment that encourages lifelong learners by developing individual leadership skills.  They believe that quality educators will inspire a student’s learning ability toward their personal potential through real life experiences.

The district selected a Centerline™ by Hobart standard heavy-duty Edge13A-11 slicer that delivers a clean and precise cut with ease and reliability as well as the AM16T-BAS Door Type Hobart Dishmachine just introduced in June with advanced technology to increase performance and get cleaner dishes in less time.  The dishmachine was offered as a special additional prize only for the July sweepstakes winner.

For their Traulsen prize choice, Palmer selected a Reach-In Refrigerator.  Its industry-leading construction, performance, and smart control gives the school a durable top-of-the-line refrigerator for all its unique kitchen cooling needs which is why Traulsen refrigerators have been the foodservice industry’s gold standard for generations.

“What an honor it is to be able to gift deserving schools,” said Hailey Elting, Business Development Manager and K-12 Specialist at Traulsen. “Schools are struggling to serve their students with outdated items and if we can help even a few of them by providing upgraded equipment, we are happy to do it.  We want to be there to give them outstanding equipment that will help their productivity, keep food safe and satisfy hungry students.”

“We are a very small rural school district and funding is always a challenge,” said Palmer ISD Child Nutrition Director Sheree Satcher.   “We are especially excited about the new dishwasher because we badly needed one and the new refrigerator gives us the room we need to be able to store and serve more fresh fruits and vegetables.  We are also exploring all the possibilities that are now available to us with a new meat slicer including more sandwich options and more meals with turkey and ham.  Thank you Hobart and Traulsen…we can now use funds we’ve saved on even more great things for our students.”

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 and a milk cooler plus a Hobart food processor, slicer, mixer and dishwasher. Different products may be available for specific drawings. The entry deadline for the fourth and final drawing of the year is October 15, 2021, at 11:59 p.m.  Sweepstakes 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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