This donation is part of the Hormel Foods Plant Community Donations Program, which gives employees the opportunity to assist local hunger relief organizations and strengthen the communities where they live and work.
The facility donated $10,000 to the organization in 2012, as well.
“I extend a heartfelt ‘thank you’ to the hardworking employees of West Central Turkeys. Their commitment to quality – day in and day out – help make it possible for our company to continue the Plant Community Donations Program,” said Todd Kampstra, plant manager of West Central Turkeys, LLC. “On behalf of West Central Turkeys and Jennie-O Turkey Store, I’m honored to present this donation to the Pelican Rapids Community Food Shelf to be used to provide food donations in our area.”
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 communities where it has U.S. 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.