“It is our privilege to team up with the Arkansas Rice Depot again to help support the fight against hunger in our community,” said Roger E. Vos, plant manager, Skippy Foods. “Our employees and the company are excited to continue to help do our part to make a difference in the area.”
In addition to the $10,000 donation, Skippy Foods employees hosted a food drive and collected team member donations for the organization. Employees donated 390 pounds of food and more than $1200 for the Arkansas Rice Depot. The Skippy Foods plant will also donate more than 2,000 pounds of peanut butter to match the employee donations. Last year the plant also donated $10,000 to the organization and held an employee food drive to donate additional food items.
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.