The donation was made in honor of Hormel Foods Corporation’s hunger relief program to help fight hunger in the local community. Applegate Farms, LLC (Applegate) is a stand-alone subsidiary of Hormel Foods Corporation.
“We are truly inspired by Rolling Harvest Food Rescue and their efforts to positively impact the lives of our neighbors dealing with food insecurity,” said Nicole Glenn, Applegate Vice President of Marketing. “I would like to thank them for their dedication to help those in need, by connecting them with farmers and quality food.”
Rolling Harvest Food Rescue’s main goal is to increase access to fresh produce and other healthy foods to area hunger-relief sites that serve the at-risk, food-insecure population by providing local farmers and food producers with free, effective delivery and distribution. As a result, Rolling Harvest Food Rescue is connecting local farmers with neighbors in need.
“In addition to Applegate’s monetary donation, we are on target to receive nearly 160,000 pounds of delicious Applegate products, like deli meats and cheeses, to share with our neighbors in need this year,” said Cathy Snyder, Rolling Harvest Food Rescue Founder and Executive Director. “Applegate continues to show dedication in rescuing quality protein for donation and we hope other food producers will follow their lead in safely and effectively turning wasted food into real tangible hunger relief!”