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Hormel Foods Corporation Begins Search for 2023 Class of 10 Under 20 Food Heroes; Wendy Watkins and Theresa Myers Comment

Hormel Foods Corporation Begins Search for 2023 Class of 10 Under 20 Food Heroes; Wendy Watkins and Theresa Myers Comment


AUSTIN, MN
Tuesday, June 13th, 2023

Do you happen to know a young entrepreneur just waiting to get a jump start in the specialty food industry? Well, Hormel Foods Corporation is providing the springboard to success as it announced the nominating window is open for the next cohort of 10 Under 20 Food Heroes. The special program celebrates the efforts of remarkable young philanthropists and entrepreneurs working to create a better world by designing innovative ways to bring about a more transparent, secure, and sustainable food system.

Wendy Watkins, Senior Vice President and Chief Communications Officer, Hormel Foods“Now more than ever, we need new generations to chart the path forward and develop the skills needed to foster an equitable and sustainable food future,” said Wendy Watkins, Senior Vice President and Chief Communications Officer. “The 10 Under 20 Food Heroes Award allows Hormel Foods to honor these young leaders and the amazing work they do all year.”

As noted in the release, each 10 Under 20 Food Hero will gain access to resources and support from Hormel Foods and its partners, including a trip to the company’s global headquarters in Austin, Minnesota. In addition to hands-on experience and mentorship, each winner will also be presented with a financial donation meant to aid each of their charitable endeavors.

Hormel Foods Corporation is providing the springboard to success as it announced the nominating window is open for the next cohort of 10 Under 20 Food Heroes

Submissions are due by June 22, 2023, and nominees must reside in the United States and be under 20 years old.

The first 2023 recipient of this prestigious award has already been named: 9-year-old Cavanaugh Bell, who has been featured in national media and is best known for creating a nonprofit organization to end bullying, spread positivity, and do good.

Theresa Myers, Corporate Communications Manager, Hormel Foods“Young people from all over are taking action in their communities to inspire meaningful change,” said Theresa Myers, Manager of Global Impact and Corporate Responsibility Communications. “Some are even scaling their work to create impact across state lines, and in other countries. We want to honor all of them and continue supporting their good work that is inspiring positive change everywhere.”

More information can be found here.

DMN will keep an eye out for the latest updates in all things specialty.

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