Hormel Foods Donates $5,000 to Fight Hunger in Beloit
BELOIT, Wis. | July 21, 2011
The Beloit (Wis.) Plant of Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE:HRL) announced today that it will donate $5,000 to Beloit Meals On Wheels to combat hunger in the surrounding community.
Established in 1971, Beloit Meals On Wheels delivers daily nutritious meals to the homebound elderly, ill, and disabled in the greater Beloit area for a minimal suggested donation.
"As demographics shift more toward higher percentages of older members in our communities, the need for strong support of these programs becomes increasingly apparent,” said Scott A. Ramlo, plant manager, Hormel Foods Beloit Plant. “Our plant has been in existence here in Beloit since 1973 and certainly some of our older retirees can make use of this great program at some point too. Proper nutrition is a growing concern with our senior citizens who may have some challenges preparing their own meals."
This donation from the Beloit Plant is part of the commitment at Hormel Foods to nourish the hungry in the United States one community at a time. The company is giving funds to more than a dozen U.S. manufacturing facilities to share with nonprofits in their respective communities to fight hunger.
"Hormel Foods is committed to combating the persistence of hunger in the United States," said Julie H. Craven, vice president of corporate communications at Hormel Foods. "Each community has its own challenges, which is why we believe our plants can work with organizations on a grassroots level to help meet the residents’ needs and end hunger."
In addition to its hunger relief efforts in these communities, Hormel Foods is committed to helping those in need throughout the world. Through its “On Our Way to Ending Hunger” program, Hormel Foods collaborates with retailers, nonprofits and the government on hunger relief efforts; nourishes the hungry in the United States and abroad; and motivates individuals and corporate partners to take action to fight hunger.
About Hormel Foods
Hormel Foods Corporation, based in Austin, Minn., is a multinational manufacturer and marketer of consumer-branded food and meat products, many of which are among the best known and trusted in the food industry. The company leverages its extensive expertise, innovation and high competencies in pork and turkey processing and marketing to bring branded, value-added products to the global marketplace. The company is a member of the Standard & Poor's 500 Index, Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes, Maplecroft Climate Innovation Indexes, Global 1000 Sustainable Performance Leaders and was named one of "The 100 Most Trustworthy Companies" by Forbes in 2010. The company enjoys a strong reputation among consumers, retail grocers, foodservice and industrial customers for products highly regarded for quality, taste, nutrition, convenience and value. For more information, visit http://www.hormelfoods.com