Hormel Foods Donation Helps Fight Hunger in Atlanta
September 23, 2011
The Central Georgia Christian Food Bank is a food bank ministry that serves the hungry in Georgia and surrounding states by distributing food, clothing and other necessities to families in need.
The Atlanta Plant has supported the Food Bank regularly through product donations, but this is the first time they are making a monetary donation. Addison Buddy Crews, president of the Food Bank, worked in sales at Hormel Foods for 40 years.
“The Central Georgia Christian Food Bank is a well-respected organization with a history of helping feed those most affected by poverty in our community,” said Kevin J. McGowan, plant manager, Hormel Foods Atlanta Plant. “We hope this donation will allow Buddy and his team to continue the great work they are doing to help end hunger in some of the most poverty-stricken areas in the Southeast.”
This donation from the Atlanta 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 12 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.