Hormel Foods Donation Helps Fight Hunger in Beloit
April 23, 2013
The Beloit Plant is donating $5,000 to Caritas and $5,000 to The Salvation Army. The 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.
In 2012, the Beloit Plant donated $5,000 to the Central Christian Church Care Ministry and $5,000 to Beloit Meals on Wheels.
Caritas is a nonprofit organization that exists for the congregations, businesses and organizations of the Greater-Beloit area in order to coordinate their efforts to serve the emergency social service needs of the area residents by providing a centralized location to meet those needs. The Salvation Army is a nonprofit organization that provides food and other programs to those in need.
“I extend a heartfelt ‘thank you’ to the hardworking employees of the Beloit Plant. Their commitment to quality – day in and day out – help make it possible for our company to continue the Plant Community Donations Program,” said Scott A. Ramlo, plant manager, Beloit Plant. “On behalf of our facility, I’m honored to present donations to Caritas and The Salvation Army.”
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.