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Burke Corporation Donates more than 38,000 Pounds of Food to the Midwest Food Bank


Nevada, Iowa

Burke Corporation (Nevada, Iowa), a subsidiary of Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE: HRL), recently donated over 38,000 pounds of fully cooked beef crumbles to the Midwest Food Bank in Illinois.

“Doing our part to help fight food insecurity is important to our team members,” said Chad Randick, president of Burke Corp. “We are proud to provide this donation to the Midwest Food Bank to help those in need.”

The Midwest Food Bank distributes donations to various agency partners to serve those in need and also assists with disaster-relief efforts.

“We are always looking for meat and protein for our families to be able to give them good nutritional value. It is not often we are able to get such a high quality item to share with those in need,” said Mike Hoffman, Midwest Food Bank director of procurement and logistics. “The items provided from Burke will go out to families in need at no cost and will be a complement to the products provided to complete meals for them.”

Burke Corp. also recently donated $5,000 to both the Nevada Community Cupboard and to YSS to fight hunger in the Ames and Nevada (Iowa) communities.

About Hormel Foods – Inspired People. Inspired Food.

Hormel Foods Corporation, based in Austin, Minn., is a global branded food company with over $9 billion in annual revenues across 75 countries worldwide. Its brands include SKIPPY®, SPAM®, Hormel® Natural Choice®, Applegate®, Justin’s®, Columbus®, Wholly® guacamole, Hormel® Black Label® and more than 30 other beloved brands. The company is a member of the S&P 500 Index and the S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats, was named one of “The 100 Best Corporate Citizens” by Corporate Responsibility Magazine for the 11th year in a row, and has received numerous other awards and accolades for its corporate responsibility and community service efforts. In 2016, the company celebrated its 125th anniversary and announced its new vision for the future – Inspired People. Inspired Food.™ – focusing on its legacy of innovation. For more information, visit and


The Midwest Food Bank has 10 locations in the United States, Africa and Haiti. Its mission is to alleviate hunger by gathering and distributing food donations to not-for-profits and disaster sites at no costs to the recipients.