"As a food company, fighting hunger is near and dear to the hearts of our entire team," said Brian Verstynen, plant manager of the Suffolk Plant. "Our inspired and dedicated team members make it possible for us to help those in need. We are proud to join The Salvation Army in fighting hunger in our community."
This is the 11th consecutive year Hormel Foods has given funds to its locations to share with nonprofits in their respective communities to fight hunger. In 2020, Hormel Foods donated $350,000 to 40 local hunger-relief organizations, bringing the program's total contribution to local hunger-relief efforts to more than $2 million thus far. Through this program as well as COVID-19 donations, disaster-relief efforts and other donations, Hormel Foods contributed $6.4 million in cash and product donations to help address hunger in 2020.
"As a leading corporate citizen, Hormel Foods remains committed to fighting hunger around the world and in the communities where our team members work and live," said Wendy Watkins, vice president of corporate communications at Hormel Foods. "By working with organizations at a local level, our locations have found great success in helping meet the needs of their community."
Additional information about the company's hunger-relief efforts is available in the Hormel Foods Corporate Responsibility Report.
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