WICHITA, Kan., (March 15, 2022) — For the second consecutive year, Dold Foods, the local manufacturing facility owned by Hormel Foods Corporation, (NYSE: HRL), today announced a donation of $16,000 to the Greater Wichita YMCA to provide meals for youth in the Wichita, Kan., area. The funds will be used to provide meals to participants in the YMCA Adventure Summer Camp program.
“We are pleased to be making this donation to the Greater Wichita YMCA in support of their summer lunch program,” said Curtis Southard, plant manager, Dold Foods. “Last year we were able to provide 3,750 lunches to 135 kids and families all summer long. We are proud to partner with the YMCA to support our youth and help provide the nourishment these kids need.”
"We are so grateful that Dold Foods is once again partnering with us to provide healthy lunches to children participating in our summer camp activities at the Richard A. DeVore South YMCA branch,” said Ronn McMahon, CEO and president of the Greater Wichita YMCA. “It is a tremendous gift to families who are struggling and who count on the Y to give their children positive summer experiences. We’re thankful for Dold Foods’ generous support of our mission to strengthen our community.”
Hormel Foods collaborates with retailers, nonprofit organizations, and government agencies to help with hunger-relief around the world. The company has donated more than $50 million in cash and product donations to nonprofit organizations over the last five years, including $6.4 million in hunger-relief donations in 2020. For more information about the company’s charitable giving, please visit https://csr.hormelfoods.com/.
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ABOUT THE GREATER WICHITA YMCA
Since 1885, The Greater Wichita YMCA has been volunteer-led and mission driven and consistently empowered healthy lifestyles, strong families, and positive youth development for all in South Central Kansas. Today, we employ more than 1,400 individuals and serve well over 300,000 of our neighbors in Butler, Harvey, Kingman, Reno and Sedgwick Counties. We support a healthy spirit, mind, and body through community development, education and wellness initiatives, youth and family programs, licensed child care and camp, and physical activity. Our more than 190,000 members and the entire community have access to over one million square feet of fitness space across our 10 area branch locations in Andover, El Dorado, Newton and Wichita as well as four seasonal, outdoor water parks (Andover and Wichita), two indoor/outdoor sports complexes (Andover and Wichita), and Camp Hyde (Viola). Our annual Strong Community Campaign, which funds our free and reduced-cost programs and enables scholarships, grants and income-based member and program pricing for those who qualify, allows us to honor our commitment to serve all, regardless of their ability to pay. Learn more at ymcawichita.org.
ABOUT HORMEL FOODS — Inspired People. Inspired Food.™
Hormel Foods Corporation, based in Austin, Minn., is a global branded food company with over $11 billion in annual revenue across more than 80 countries worldwide. Its brands include Planters®, SKIPPY®, SPAM®, Hormel® Natural Choice®, Applegate®, Justin’s®, Wholly®, Hormel® Black Label®, Columbus® and more than 30 other beloved brands. The company is a member of the S&P 500 Index and the S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats, was named on the “Global 2000 World’s Best Employers” list by Forbes magazine for three years, is one of Fortune magazine’s most admired companies, has appeared on Corporate Responsibility Magazine’s “The 100 Best Corporate Citizens” list for 12 years, and has received numerous other awards and accolades for its corporate responsibility and community service efforts. The company lives by its purpose statement — Inspired People. Inspired Food.™ — to bring some of the world’s most trusted and iconic brands to tables across the globe. For more information, visit www.hormelfoods.com and http://csr.hormelfoods.com/.