The Jennie-O Turkey Store Montevideo plant, owned by Hormel Foods Corporation, has announced it will donate $10,000 to Chippewa County Food Shelf. “It is our privilege to team up with Chippewa County Food Shelf to help support the fight against hunger in our community,” said Eric Christ, plant manager of the Montevideo Plant. “Our employees and the company are excited to continue fighting hunger in our community.”
For the sixth consecutive year, Hormel Foods is giving funds to U.S. manufacturing facilities to share with nonprofits in their respective communities to fight hunger. In 2015, Hormel Foods donated $400,000 to local hunger relief organizations in 40 U.S. communities where it has manufacturing facilities, bringing the program’s total contribution to local hunger relief efforts to more than $1 million thus far. In 2016, the company will provide 40 plant locations with funds to continue the program.
“We’re committed to fighting hunger in the communities where our employees live and work,” said Wendy A. Watkins, vice president of corporate communications at Hormel Foods. “Last year was a record year in terms of community hunger donations, and we are confident that 2016 will be equally as impactful.”