The plant also donated funds to the organization in 2011 and 2012.
The Clarke County Food Pantry (CCFP) helps serve hungry families in Osceola and other towns within the county. For the past seven years, Osceola Food has supported CCFP by participating in its Toys for Christmas program, purchasing toys and donating a total of 1,680 Hormel®Cure 81® hams for families in need during the holiday season.
“I am honored to be able to represent the entire plant with this donation. This cash donation represents Hormel Foods and Osceola Food commitment to ending hunger. It is beneficial for us to be able to partner with a great organization like Clarke County Food Pantry. This organization serves a very large purpose in feeding those that are in need in our community. So, on behalf of the entire plant use this donation and continue to make a positive influence with those less fortunate,” said Clint D. Walters, plant manager, Osceola Food.
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.