Updated: March 23, 2020 05:49 PM
Created: March 23, 2020 01:36 PM
(ABC 6 News) - Since the outbreak of COVID-19, employees at Hormel Foods have been working around the clock to make sure food stays on the shelves. Now, the company is awarding its tireless team members.
On Monday, Hormel Foods announced it'll be giving away more than $4 million in special cash bonuses to its hardworking plant production team members.
Each full-time team member will receive $300 and each part-time team member will receive $150.
"We play a critical role in providing safe, high-quality food during this unprecedented time,” said President of Hormel Foods Jim Snee. "Our incredible team of more than 13,000 plant professionals is the backbone of our company and this special bonus is one way we can continue to thank them for how they have risen to the challenge and continue to produce food with a sense of purpose and pride.”
Last week, Hormel foods announced they’d assist nonprofits during the outbreak by pledging $1 million in cash and product donations. In the last five years, Hormel Foods has donated more than $50 million to charitable causes.
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