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Traulsen and Hobart Announce First Winner of Save Your Kitchen 2022

Lacey Township School District in New Jersey Receives Much Needed New Equipment From Traulsen and Hobart

FORT WORTH, Texas (April 8, 2022) – ITW Food Equipment Group is proud to announce the first winner of the Save Your Kitchen 2022 campaign sweepstakes in honor of National School Breakfast Week.  Lacey Township School District of Lacey Township in Ocean County, New Jersey, won by random selection the first of four drawings for 2022.  

This seventh iteration of the popular K-12 kitchen equipment makeover initiative kicked off this February.  Save Your Kitchen will provide free Traulsen and Hobart kitchen equipment to four winning sweepstake entrants.  The Lacey Township School District is the first recipient of the new kitchen equipment prize package from the 2022 Save Your Kitchen campaign.  

The Lacey Township School District is a comprehensive community public school district serving students in kindergarten through twelfth grade from Lacey Township, in Ocean County, New Jersey, along the state’s Jersey Shore and South Jersey regions.  The district is made up of six schools with an enrollment of 4,026 students.  In addition to its four schools that serve grades K-6, the two schools that will benefit most from the new products are the Lacey Township Middle School and the Lacey Township High School.

The school selected the One-Section Reach-In Refrigerator (RHT132WUT) from Traulsen which features 24 cubic feet of storage space, advanced technology like Traulsen’s StayClear™ Condenser coil and advanced Smart Control.  Their Hobart prize selection is the EDGE13A Centerline™ by Hobart Slicer. 

“What a great surprise to win these amazing products, and it couldn’t come at a better time,” said Lacey Middle School Cafeteria Lead Jennifer Fischer.  “Our existing slicer in the middle school just went down as did the refrigerator in our high school.  This amazing windfall will allow us to put our new products where they are sorely needed.”  The new slicer will be used in the middle school where deli sandwiches are the most requested menu item, and the refrigerator will go to the high school.

“We offer a number of cold options for our students including sandwiches, salads, parfaits and smoothies which are favorites among our students.  Both of the schools will benefit from these items to turn out meals that are delicious and nutritious and help us take the best care of our kids,” Fischer continued.

“We want to see students benefiting from our equipment in school kitchens, and the 2022 Save Your Kitchen Campaign helps make that happen more often,” said Hailey Elting, Business Development Manager and K-12 Specialist at Traulsen. “Nutrition is becoming more important in our schools every year, but they don’t always have the right equipment or updated tools to deliver the most nutritious meals. This sweepstakes helps us provide these schools with new equipment, helping them provide better food overall.”

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 sweepstakes are Traulsen refrigerators, a freezer or a milk cooler plus a Centerline™ by Hobart slicer or mixer, or a Hobart food processor for all four sweepstakes, and a Hobart AM16 base dish machine for the July sweepstakes only. Different products may be available for specific sweepstakes. The entry deadline for the second drawing is May 6, 2022, 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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On behalf of Traulsen & Hobart:
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