ABOUT AUTISM HOPE ALLIANCE
The Autism Hope Alliance is the first non-profit foundation to emerge from the natural foods industry. Their mission is to embody hope for families facing the diagnosis of autism through, education, financial support and volunteerism. Autism Hope Alliance has donated over $450k to help support other non-profits, which has helped over 3000 families nationwide. The Autism Pantry Program introduces families to special foods, supplements, books, cleaners, toys and other crucial supplies, which are donated by natural products companies and the Autism community. To date over $750k in retail has been given to families nationwide. The Autism Hope Alliance has helped give education, resources and spread hope to over 49,000 families.
ABOUT AUTISM APPROVED
Autism Approved is a partnership program that AHA developed to raise dollars, bring awareness, create standards and ensure companies do their due diligence by being socially responsible to our community as each partner or affiliate must donate to our community as well.
Founded in 1987, Applegate produces high-quality natural and organic hot dogs, bacon, sausages, deli meats, cheese and frozen products. Our products are made without GMO ingredients, and we source from farms where animals are treated with care and respect and are allowed to grow at their natural rate, all part of our mission – Changing The Meat We Eat®. Natural can mean many things, but to Applegate natural means our food is:
- From animals raised humanely without antibiotics, hormones or growth promotants
- From animals fed a vegetarian or pasture-centered diet (our beef is 100 percent grass-fed)
- Free of added chemical nitrites, nitrates or phosphates
- Free of artificial ingredients or preservatives
Applegate became a stand-alone subsidiary of Hormel Foods in July 2015. For more information about our products, visit www.applegate.com or talk with us on www.facebook.com/applegate or twitter.com/Applegate.