Hormel Foods Donation Helps Fight Hunger in Local Communities
“It is our privilege to team up with this organization again to help support the fight against hunger in our communities,” said Kari M. Pollak, plant manager at Swiss American Sausage Company. “We are proud to help continue the great work they are doing to feed families in need.”
The Second Harvest Food Bank has served the hungry in the San Joaquin and Stanislaus Counties since 1974 through their direct-service programs and collaboration with large partner nonprofit agencies operating at more than 700 different food distribution sites. Partner agencies include shelters, pantries, soup kitchens, children’s programs, senior meal sites and residential programs. The food bank also helps individuals find food assistance programs and learn about proper nutrition.
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.