The Kansas Food Bank expansion project will increase its current location’s size by nearly 50 percent and will focus on providing perishable foods to help serve the growing need in the 85-county area and serving over 215,000 people each year throughout the state of Kansas. The total donation of $40,000 will occur over two years with Dold Foods donating $20,000 each year.
“Our team is honored to make this $40,000 commitment to the Kansas Food Bank,” said Joe Peine, plant manager, Dold Foods. “We have an ongoing volunteer relationship with the organization, and we are excited to do our part in helping them reach their fundraising goals and feeding local families in need.”
“Our new expansion could not have happened without the support of generous donors such as Dold Foods,” said Brian Walker, president and chief executive officer of Kansas Food Bank. “The basics of food banking have changed over the years. What used to be an emergency-based need has now become a staple for many households, especially the working poor. And we must focus on more
healthy, fresh produce items for the increasing number of Kansans that have health-related diet restrictions.”
Additional information about the company’s fiscal 2017 hunger relief efforts is available in the Hormel Foods 2017 Corporate Responsibility Report.