Hormel Foods donates $10,000 to help fight hunger

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(ABC 6 News) – Hormel Foods has donated $10,000 to "Hot Meals on Wheels" to help fight hunger in the community as part of the company’s Hunger Action Month efforts.

The Austin Plant has donated funds to this organization since 2012.

“As a food company, fighting hunger is near and dear to the hearts of our entire team,” said Kari Pollak, plant manager of the Austin Plant. “Our inspired and dedicated team members make it possible for us to help those in need. We are proud to join Hot Meals on Wheels 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.

“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.”

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.