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Hunger Doesn’t Go On Summer Vacations


Hormel Foods and partners ensure that summer vacations should not stop children’s nutrition supply.

Dailycsr.com – 26 June 2018 – Hormel Foods Corporation got together with “Albertsons and Vons stores” to donate “24,840 units of SKIPPY® peanut butter”. The peanut butter units, thus donated, went to the “Jacobs and Cushman San Diego Food Bank” as a token of support towards the latter’s “School’s Out, Hunger’s Not Summer Food Drive”.
The above mentioned initiative is aimed at children who live in poverty and during the summer vacations their free meal stops putting a plug on their nutrition supply as they “often face hunger at home”. There are many such cases who depend on food banks’ supply for feeding their children during the months of summer. Hormel Foods’ Brand Manager, Aly Sill:
“Hormel Foods is proud to partner with Albertsons and Vons to support hunger-relief efforts in the communities served by Albertsons and Vons stores. The SKIPPY® hunger program highlights our long-standing relationship with Albertsons and Vons, and we are honored to work together and make a contribution for those in need.”
“Southern California Division” under Albertsons Companies handles the operations of “Vons, and Pavilions” and its president, Shane Dorcheus said:
“We are very excited to work with Hormel Foods and the SKIPPY® brand to donate almost 25,000 jars of peanut butter to address the problem of child hunger over the summer months in the San Diego area. We hope this donation will help make the summer a little more enjoyable for individuals and families in need.”
Furthermore, the President as well as the Chief Executive of “San Diego Food Bank”, James Floros added:
“We are humbled and so incredibly grateful to the SKIPPY® brand and Albertsons and Vons for donating nearly 25,000 jars of peanut butter to support our School’s Out, Hunger’s Not Summer Food Drive. This amazing donation will be a huge support for the Food Bank to boost our food supply as we provide vital hunger-relief services to local children and families in need. Peanut butter is gold in the food banking world because it is a remarkable source of protein for the children we serve. It is shelf stable and one jar can provide more than 12 sandwiches. On behalf of the Food Bank’s staff and family of volunteers, we extend our gratitude to the SKIPPY® brand and Albertsons for helping us feed children in need this summer.”
The above mentioned hunger programme was created by Skippy’s manufacturers, whereby involving “Hormel Foods and grocery retailers” from all over the country in a partnership venture. Moreover, the programme also comes under the company’s “philanthropic efforts” that addresses “hunger and education”. Furthermore, in the year of 2016, the Hormel Foods has made a total donation of “$10.9 million”, in cash as well as in kind.