Hormel donates $10k to Austin Public Schools

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(ABC 6 News) – Hormel Foods is making sure students in Austin Public School don’t go hungry this school year.

The Austin based company donated 10 thousand dollars to the districts, Lunch Tray Project.

“We are extremely thankful for the incredible donations from Hormel Foods,” says Austin Superintendent Dr. Joey Page. “Throughout the years, Hormel Foods has been very generous in their support of our students, and donations like these mean the world to our families.”

The Lunch Tray Project began during the 2018-2019 school year and was designed to help support families whose income places them just outside the threshold for free lunches.

Since its inception, the project has helped more than forty families, and generous donations like this will help to increase its reach.

“In our first year, we were able to help sixteen students,” says Weikum, “and we’re excited to see how many we can help this year. This support for The Lunch Tray Project reaffirms how our community takes care of our children and supports families, which is what makes it a special place to live.”

To learn more about The Lunch Tray Project, or to make a donation, please visit here.