Hormel Foods donation helps fight hunger in Atlanta
Posted: 18 August 2014 | Hormel Foods | No comments yet
The Atlanta Plant (Tucker, Ga.) announced a donation of $10,000 to the Hosea Feed The Hungry and Homeless, a non-profit organization that aims to raise awareness about problems facing those living in poverty or those who are at-risk at slipping into poverty…
The Atlanta Plant (Tucker, Ga.), the local manufacturing plant owned by Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE: HRL), today announced a donation of $10,000 to the Hosea Feed The Hungry and Homeless, a non-profit organization that aims to raise awareness about problems facing those living in poverty or those who are at-risk at slipping into poverty. In addition, Hosea Feed The Hungry and Homeless mobilizes products, volunteers and financial resources to help those in need.
“We are thrilled to continue our partnership with Hosea Feed the Hungry and Homeless and contribute to its efforts to feed the families in need in our area,” said John D. Hoag, plant manager, Atlanta Plant. “Our employees and the company are excited to support the community.”
For the fourth consecutive year, Hormel Foods is giving funds to U.S. manufacturing facilities to share with nonprofits in their respective communities to fight hunger. In 2013, Hormel Foods donated $220,000 to local hunger relief organizations in more than 20 U.S. communities where it has manufacturing facilities. In 2014, the company will provide 39 plant locations with funds to help local organizations fight the hunger needs specific to each community.
“Hormel Foods has been able to help our plants relieve hunger in their local communities for the past three years,” said Julie H. Craven, vice president of corporate communications at Hormel Foods. “Because of the success we’ve had with this program, and as part of our ongoing commitment to helping fight hunger in the areas where we live and work, we are further expanding these donations to a total of 39 locations.”
Hormel Foods is helping those in need both in the United States 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.