Hormel Foods reports on Its COVID-19 actions and community support

Published 9:15 am Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Hormel Foods has announced it is taking action to protect its global workforce of 20,000 team members and stakeholders during the COVID-19 outbreak. In addition, the company announced its pledge of $1 million in cash and product donations for hunger relief and food insecurity as a result of this crisis.

 Since COVID-19 was first identified in China, the company has been following all current Centers for Disease Control and World Health Organization guidance and taking appropriate steps in business planning and continuity. 

Hormel has enhanced its operating protocols at all of its office locations as well as maintaining high sanitation protocols in its plants. These enhancements include education for team members on the COVID-19 virus, increased sanitization frequency, updated policies for visitors, business travel restrictions and remote work options for team members. 

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We understand the critical role we play in providing safe and high-quality food to people around the world,” said  Jim Snee, chairman of the board, president and chief executive officer at Hormel Foods in a press release issued Tuesday night. “We have a responsibility to ensure our products are available when needed, and we are working closely with our retail and foodservice customers to provide a steady supply of all our products, just as we have done over the last 129 years.”

Hormel plants are continuing to operate normally in the face of the epidemic.

We are a great neighbor in the communities where we live and work and can be counted on to do even more during a time like this,” Snee said. “That is why we are so proud to make this $1 million pledge to help those who are food insecure during this difficult time.”