The Jennie-O Turkey Store Faribault (Minn.) Plant, the local manufacturing plant owned by Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE:HRL), announced today that it will donate $10,000 to the St. Vincent de Paul Center to help combat hunger in Faribault and surrounding communities. Jennie-O Turkey Store also donated funds to this organization in 2013 and 2014.
The St. Vincent de Paul Center is an organization run entirely by volunteers that provides food, clothing, furniture, and financial aid to those in need during difficult times.
“It is our privilege to team up with St. Vincent de Paul to help support the fight against hunger in our community,” said Randy Vergin, plant manager, Jennie-O Turkey Store Faribault Plant. “Our employees are eager to support neighbors and friends to help end hunger in our backyard.”
For the fifth consecutive year, Hormel Foods is giving funds to U.S. manufacturing facilities to share with nonprofits in their respective communities to fight hunger. In 2014, Hormel Foods donated $390,000 to local hunger relief organizations in 39 U.S. communities where it has manufacturing facilities, bringing the program’s total contribution to local hunger relief efforts to nearly $1 million thus far. In 2015, the company will provide 39 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 2015 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.