The 20,000 inspired people at Hormel Foods have an important job every day — to bring the trusted brands of the Fortune 500 global branded food company to its fans across the world. In the month of September, they added one more critical task to their job description, and it was for a very worthy cause. For every mile team members walked, ran, biked or swam, the company pledged to donate meals to the World Food Program USA Erase Hunger campaign, which works with the United Nations to provides school meals to children around the world.
Today, in honor of World Food Day, Hormel Foods is proud to announce the sum of its team members’ efforts, which collectively unlocked a donation of 100,000 meals to the cause.
School meals are one of the most important social safety nets available to children, and the United Nations World Food Program is the world’s largest provider of school meals, delivering them to more than 18 million kids in 59 countries. The holistic school-meals program strengthens educational opportunities, provides critical nutritional support, promotes gender equality and supports small-scale farmers.
The donation of 100,000 meals aligns with the Hormel Foods pledge to provide 70 million meals (or their equivalent) to those in need during the next seven years. The 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.