Hormel Foods Donation Helps Fight Hunger in Algona
September 8, 2011
The Kossuth County Food Pantry, a local charitable organization that distributes food to Algona’s hungry families, is the recipient of the donation.
“Like Hormel Foods, the Kossuth County Food Pantry has a long tradition of giving to those in need,” said John D. Hoag, plant manager, Hormel Foods Algona Plant. “This donation will help them continue the truly great work they started a long time ago. We at Hormel Foods are proud to be able to provide help, especially in the communities we find ourselves calling home.”
This donation from the Algona Plant is part of the commitment at Hormel Foods to nourish the hungry in the United States one community at a time. The company is giving funds to more than a dozen U.S. manufacturing facilities to share with nonprofits in their respective communities to fight hunger.
“Hormel Foods is committed to combating the persistence of hunger in the United States,” said Julie H. Craven, vice president of corporate communications at Hormel Foods. “Each community has its own challenges, which is why we believe our plants can work with organizations on a grassroots level to help meet the residents’ needs and end hunger.”
In addition to its hunger relief efforts in these communities, Hormel Foods is committed to helping those in need throughout the world. Through its “On Our Way to Ending Hunger” program, Hormel Foods collaborates with retailers, nonprofits and the government on hunger relief efforts; nourishes the hungry in the United States and abroad; and motivates individuals and corporate partners to take action to fight hunger.