The Algona Plant is donating $10,000 to the Food Bank of Iowa to support the Kossuth County BackPack Program, which provides in need children food on the weekends during the school year.
“We are thrilled to partner with the Food Bank of Iowa to contribute to their efforts to feed those in need in our area,” said Jeremy J. Rummel, plant manager, Algona Plant. “Our employees and the company are excited to continue fighting hunger in our community.”
For the third consecutive year, Hormel Foods is giving funds to U.S. manufacturing facilities to share with nonprofits in their respective communities to fight hunger. In 2012, Hormel Foods donated $220,000 to local hunger relief organizations in more than 20 communities where it has U.S. manufacturing facilities.
“For the last two years, we’ve been able to assist our plant communities in local hunger relief efforts,” said Julie H. Craven, vice president of corporate communications at Hormel Foods. “We are committed to helping fight hunger in the areas where we live and work. It’s with great excitement that we continue the program throughout 2013.”
Hormel Foods is helping those in need both in the U.S. 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.