Osceola Food (Osceola, Iowa), the local manufacturing facility owned by Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE:HRL), announced today that it will donate $10,000 to the Clarke County Food Pantry in Osceola. The plant also donated funds to the organization in 2011 and 2012.
The Clarke County Food Pantry (CCFP) helps serve hungry families in Osceola and other towns within the county. For the past seven years, Osceola Food has supported CCFP by participating in its Toys for Christmas program, purchasing toys and donating a total of 1,680 Hormel® Cure 81® hams for families in need during the holiday season.
“I am honored to be able to represent the entire plant with this donation. This cash donation represents Hormel Foods and Osceola Food commitment to ending hunger. It is beneficial for us to be able to partner with a great organization like Clarke County Food Pantry. This organization serves a very large purpose in feeding those that are in need in our community. So, on behalf of the entire plant use this donation and continue to make a positive influence with those less fortunate,” said Clint D. Walters, plant manager, Osceola Food.
For the third consecutive year, Hormel Foods is giving funds to U.S. manufacturing facilities to share with nonprofits in their respective communities to fight hunger. In 2012, Hormel Foods donated $220,000 to local hunger relief organizations in more than 20 U.S. communities where it has manufacturing facilities.
“For the last two years, we’ve been able to assist our plant communities in local hunger relief efforts,” said Julie H. Craven, vice president of corporate communications at Hormel Foods. “We are committed to helping fight hunger in the areas where we live and work. It’s with great excitement that we continue the program throughout 2013.”
Hormel Foods is helping those in need both in the U.S. and internationally through its On Our Way to Ending Hunger program. The company collaborates with retailers, nonprofits and the government on hunger relief efforts; nourishes the hungry in the U.S. 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 (S&P) 500 Index, S&P Dividend Aristocrats for 2012, Maplecroft Climate Innovation Indexes, Global 1000 Sustainable Performance Leaders and was again named one of "The 100 Best Corporate Citizens” by Corporate Responsibility Magazine for the fifth year in a row. Hormel Foods debuted on the G.I. Jobs magazine list of America’s Top 100 Military Friendly Employers in 2012. 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.