Increasing Food Security, One Donation at a Time
Team members from the Beloit Plant selected a local nonprofit organization named Project 16:49, which serves Rock county’s unaccompanied homeless teens. The time between the end of a typical school day and the beginning of the next is 16 hours and 49 minutes. Project 16:49 ensures access to services and the support teens need to become self sufficient adults.
Next, Jennie-O Montevideo Plant team members presented their donation to the Chippewa County Food Shelf, a nonprofit organization that covers five Minnesota counties. The board of the Prairie Five Community Action Council governs the agency and applies to various federal and state organizations to obtain funding and grants to meet the needs as determined by local communities. This organization has been around since 1965, working to strengthen the quality of life in its community.
Team members at the Jennie-O Pelican Rapids Plant presented their donation to the Pelican Rapids Community Food Shelf, an organization that provides food assistance to those in Pelican Rapids and surrounding towns.
Finally, the Planters Fort Smith Plant chose to donate $10,000 to River Valley Regional Food Bank. This donation alone will provide 100,000 meals for Fort Smith and surrounding areas.
Together we are making an impact in the communities in which we work and live. Great job, team!
The Beloit (Wis.) Plant selected Project 16:49 as the recipient of its donation.
The Fort Smith (Ark.) Plant donated to the River Valley Regional Food Bank.
The Jennie-O Montevideo (Minn.) Plant made a donation to the Chippewa County Food Shelf.
The Jennie-O Pelican Rapids (Minn.) Plant presented a check to the Pelican Rapids Community Food Shelf.