About Lynch Family Foundation
The Lynch Family Foundation was created to support individuals in financial need due to economic, health or related issues and to help fund other charitable organizations involved with supporting children and youth services, veterans, education, health, human services, arts and culture.
Since 1996, the foundation has raised over five million dollars.
Founded in 1987, Applegate Farms, LLC 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; and
- Free of artificial ingredients or preservatives.
About The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota
The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota is a leading cancer research department of UMN and part of the Masonic Cancer Center, an NCI Designated Comprehensive Cancer Center. Collaborative research partners with Mayo Clinic, Zhengzhou University, MD Anderson, Columbia University, University of Arizona and renowned centers worldwide, The Hormel Institute tripled in size in 2008 and again doubled in size in 2016. Currently, the faculty and staff are comprised of 130 leading cancer-research scientists and 14 cancer research sections. Over the next few years, The Hormel Institute UMN will add another 130 new faculty and staff jobs as part of its expansion as it continues to perform world-class research in the quest to prevent and control cancer.
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 tenth 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 www.hormelfoods.com and https://csr.hormelfoods.com/.