This donation is 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.
The donations will go to the Browerville Area Food Shelf, the Long Prairie Emergency Food Pantry, Eagles Healing Nest and the Eagle Bend Senior Citizens Center Inc. (Meals on Wheels).
“Our company is honored to team up with these organizations to help support the fight against hunger in our community,” said Jeffrey M. Tobak, president at Dan’s Prize. “Dan’s Prize has been in these communities for 30 years and our company and our employees are excited to continue to help do our part to make a difference in the area.”
The Browerville Area Food Shelf, the Long Prairie Emergency Food Pantry and the Eagle Bend Senior Citizens Center work to help feed people in the area. Eagle’s Healing Nest specializes in programs for military veterans including hunger relief and housing.
For the sixth consecutive year, Hormel Foods is giving funds to U.S. manufacturing facilities to share with nonprofits in their respective communities to fight hunger. In 2015, Hormel Foods donated $400,000 to local hunger relief organizations in 40 U.S. communities where it has manufacturing facilities, bringing the program’s total contribution to local hunger relief efforts to more than $1 million thus far. In 2016, the company will provide 40 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 2016 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.