Hormel Foods Donation Helps Fight Hunger in Knoxville
Meals On Wheels delivers daily nutritious meals to the homebound elderly, ill and disabled in the area and Helping Hands Food Pantry is a local charitable organization distributing food to Knoxville’s hungry families.
“I extend a heartfelt ‘thank you’ to the hardworking employees of the Knoxville Plant. Their commitment to quality – day in and day out – help make it possible for our company to continue the plant community donations program,” said Troy M. Hawkshead, plant manager, Knoxville Plant. “On behalf of our facility, I’m honored to present these donations to Helping Hands and Meals on Wheels.”
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.