Few things warm our hearts like seeing industry forces harness their power to positively impact their communities. The 20,000 inspired team members of Hormel Foods commit to this often, and the company recently bolstered its donation efforts once again with the donation of 100,000 meals for World Food Day.
"It's great to see team members from throughout the company engaging with this campaign to help expand our food security efforts around the world," said Swen Neufeldt, Group Vice President of Hormel Foods International Corporation. "As a global branded food company, we understand that food insecurity is something that impacts people all over the world, and this campaign addresses that issue head-on. We're excited to deliver this donation to help feed kids in need."
For every mile team members walked, ran, biked, or swam during the month of September, the meat provider pledged to donate meals to the World Food Program USA Erase Hunger campaign, which works with the United Nations to provide school meals to children around the world. Together, the team collectively unlocked a donation of 100,000 meals to the cause.
As a press release stated, the donation of 100,000 meals aligns with Hormel Foods’ pledge to provide 70 million meals—or the equivalent—to those in need during the next seven years. This ambitious goal is part of the company's 20 By 30 Challenge, a set of qualitative and quantitative objectives to achieve by the end of 2030.
"We welcome Hormel Foods to our partner portfolio and thank them for their dedication to feeding school children around the world," said Dorota Amin, Senior Director of Corporate Partnerships at World Food Program USA. "This support helps ensure that children have the nutrition they need to learn, grow, and fulfill their potential."
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