Hormel Foods Donation Helps Fight Hunger in Fremont
June 17, 2013
For the second straight year, the Salvation Army, along with the help of several local organizations and volunteers, is hosting a summer lunch program. A significant portion of children in Fremont are on free or reduced lunch programs and during the summer months and may go without lunch. The summer lunch program provides transportation, both to and from, locations that serve hot lunch, as well as providing literacy programs, activities, character development programs, and games to help close the summer learning gap. The program began May 28.
“I extend a heartfelt ‘thank you’ to the hardworking employees of the Fremont 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 Steven J. Weers, plant manager, Fremont Plant. “On behalf of our facility, I’m honored to present this donation to 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 U.S. communities where it has 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.