AUSTIN, Minn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE:HRL) today announced it donated a
semi-trailer of products to help Flint, Mich., families dealing with the
unprecedented water and economic crisis.
The donation, which was organized by the United Food and Commercial
Workers International Union (UFCW), included food donations from some of
America’s largest food manufacturers to the Food Bank of Eastern
Michigan in Flint. Combined, the donation totaled more than 125,000
pounds of food.
“Our donation provides a variety of quality, protein-rich products for
the people of Flint,” said Thomas L. Nuss, director of human resources
operations at Hormel Foods. “We are proud to partner with the UFCW in
this endeavor, and hope our effort will help those in need.”
The Hormel Foods donation consisted of Hormel® chili
microwaveable cups, Hormel® Compleats®
beef stew, and SKIPPY® singles.
“Good, nutritious food is key to the Flint community’s recovery, and we
can’t thank this incredible team enough for what they have done for
Flint families and children,” said Kara Ross, vice president of the Food
Bank of Eastern Michigan, regarding the combined effort.
Hormel Foods recently completed the fifth year of its On Our Way to
Ending Hunger program in fiscal year 2015 with hunger relief donations
totaling more than $5.2 million. Additional information about the
company’s donations last year and how the company gives back to
communities will be included in the Hormel Foods 2015 Corporate
Responsibility Report, which will launch in June.
About Hormel Foods
Hormel Foods Corporation, based in
Austin, Minn., is a multinational manufacturer and marketer of
consumer-branded food and meat products, many of which are among the
best known and trusted in the food industry. Hormel Foods, which
leverages its extensive expertise, innovation and high competencies in
pork and turkey processing and marketing to bring branded, value-added
products to the global marketplace, will celebrate its 125th anniversary
in 2016. The company is a member of the Standard & Poor’s (S&P) 500
Index, S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats, and was named one of “The 100 Best
Corporate Citizens” by Corporate Responsibility Magazine for the seventh
year in a row. Hormel Foods also received a perfect score on the 2016
Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index, was recognized on the
2015 Best for Vets Employers List by Military Times, and was named one
of the 2015 40 Best Companies for Leaders by Chief Executive magazine.
The company enjoys a strong reputation among consumers, retail grocers,
foodservice and industrial customers for products highly regarded for
quality, taste, nutrition, convenience and value. For more information,
Hormel Foods Corporation
Kelly Braaten, 507-437-5345