Burke Corp. in Nevada, a subsidiary of Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE: HRL), announced recently that it has donated $5,000 to the Nevada Community Cupboard and $5,000 to Youth & Shelter Services to fight hunger in the Ames community.


“Our team is honored to join the Nevada Community Cupboard and Youth & Shelter Services to help support hunger relief in our area,” said Chad Randick, president, Burke Corp. “I would like to thank our employees, whose dedication and hard work make it possible to help those in need. On behalf of Burke and Hormel Foods, we are excited to help do our part in making a difference.”


This is the seventh consecutive year Hormel Foods has given funds to its U.S. manufacturing facilities to share with nonprofits in their respective communities to fight hunger. In 2016, Hormel Foods donated $350,000 to local hunger relief organizations in 35 U.S. communities where it had manufacturing facilities, bringing the program’s total contribution to local hunger relief efforts to more than $2 million thus far. Through this program as well as disaster relief efforts and other donations, Hormel Foods contributed $7.4 million in cash and product donations to help address hunger in fiscal 2016.


“Hormel Foods is committed to fighting hunger in communities around the world where our employees work and live,” said Wendy Watkins, vice president of corporate communications at Hormel Foods. “By working with organizations at a local level, our plants have found great success in helping meet their community’s unique needs to help end hunger.”