Hormel Foods Donation Helps Fight Hunger in Fremont
The Fremont (Neb.) Plant of Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE: HRL), announced today that it will donate $10,000 to the Hope Center for Kids for its summer lunch program. The program is for children on the free or reduced lunch program during the school year. The Hope Center, along with the United Way, Salvation Army, local churches and other organizations host the program, which provides transportation, lunch, a learning curriculum, games and other activities.
“It is our privilege to team up with the Hope Center for Kids to help support the fight against hunger in our community,” said Steve Weers, plant manager, Fremont Plant. “Our employees and the company are excited to continue fighting hunger in our community.”
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 Julie H. Craven, 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.