Michael Foods Inc., a food processor and distributor of eggs, with several Nebraska-based facilities, is providing a $10,000 donation to the Wayne Tornado Relief Fund. The contribution will help with ongoing recovery and clean-up efforts following the devastating tornadoes in October in Wayne, Neb.
"We continue to keep all those affected by this disaster in our thoughts and prayers," said Joe Clevenger, plant operations manager for Michael Foods. "Our employees, our neighbors and our fellow community members were impacted by the devastation, and there is still a lot to be done to restore the area. We are honored to support the communities where we do business and where our employees reside."
Clevenger said Michael Foods employs more than 500 workers at its Wakefield, Neb., farms and facilities, which are near where the tornadoes occurred.
Michael Foods and its employees are committed to involvement and contributions in the Wakefield and Wayne communities. These efforts include hosting local food drives, funding scholarships, volunteering at community events, and making numerous donations to non-profit organizations throughout the year.
"As a food company, we are passionate about working with local charitable organizations to relieve hunger issues and to extending help with disaster relief when necessary," said Jim Dwyer, chairman and CEO of Michael Foods. "Beyond these efforts, many of our employees are engaged in various community organizations and programs."