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Hormel plant donates $10K to Austin food programs

Hormel Foods Corp.’s Austin plant donated $4,000 to The Salvation Army, $4,000 to Meals on Wheels, and $2,000 to the Women’s Leadership Initiative to help fund the weekend food backpack program.

“We are honored to team up with The Salvation Army, Meals on Wheels and the Women’s Leadership Initiative to help support the fight against hunger,” said Clint Walters, plant manager of the Austin plant, in a press release. “Our employees and the company are excited to continue fighting hunger in our community.”

For the sixth consecutive year, Hormel Foods is giving funds to U.S. manufacturing facilities to share with nonprofits in their respective communities to fight hunger. In 2015, Hormel Foods donated $400,000 to local hunger relief organizations in 40 U.S. communities where it has manufacturing facilities, bringing the program’s total contribution to local hunger relief efforts to more than $1 million thus far. In 2016, the company is providing plant locations with funds to continue the program.

“We’re committed to fighting hunger in the communities where our employees live and work,” said Wendy A. Watkins, vice president of corporate communications at Hormel, said in the release. “Last year was a record year in terms of community hunger donations, and we are confident that 2016 will be equally as impactful.”