The company will donate $5,000 to the Food Bank of Iowa and $5,000 to Meals from the Heartland. These donations are part of the Hormel Foods Plant Community Donations Program, which gives employees the opportunity to assist local hunger relief organizations and strengthen the communities where they live and work.
“We are happy we can continue to assist these organizations in the fight against hunger in our community,” said Mark J. Nellermoe, president of Diamond Crystal Brands. “Our company is proud to support neighbors and friends to help fight hunger right here.”
“Our employees are committed to helping those in need in our community,” added Brent H. Canny, plant manager at Diamond Crystal Brands Bondurant plant. “We are proud to do our part to help this organization feed families in need.”
For the fifth consecutive year, Hormel Foods is giving funds to U.S. manufacturing facilities to share with nonprofits in their respective communities to fight hunger. In 2014, Hormel Foods donated $390,000 to local hunger relief organizations in 39 U.S. communities where it has manufacturing facilities, bringing the program’s total contribution to local hunger relief efforts to nearly $1 million thus far. In 2015, the company will provide 39 plant locations with funds to continue the program.
“We’re committed to fighting hunger in the communities where our employees live and work,” said Wendy A. Watkins, vice president of corporate communications at Hormel Foods. “Last year was a record year in terms of community hunger donations, and we are confident that 2015 will be equally as impactful.”
Hormel Foods is helping those in need both in the United States and internationally through its On Our Way to Ending Hunger program. The company collaborates with retailers, nonprofits and the government on hunger relief efforts; nourishes the hungry in the U.S. and abroad; and motivates individuals and corporate partners to take action to fight hunger.