Burke Corporation in Nevada, a subsidiary of Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE: HRL), has donated $5,000 to the Nevada Community Cupboard and $5,000 to YSS to fight hunger in the Ames and Nevada communities. Burke employs people from a number of Story County communities.

“Our team is honored to join the Nevada Community Cupboard and YSS to help support hunger relief in our area,” said Chad Randick, president of Burke Corp, who noted as the checks were presented that September is Hunger Awareness Month. “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 eighth consecutive year Hormel Foods has given funds to its locations to share with nonprofits in their respective communities to fight hunger. In 2017, Hormel Foods donated $300,000 to local hunger relief organizations in 30 U.S. communities, 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 $5.4 million in cash and product donations to help address hunger in 2017.

“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 locations have found great success in helping meet their community’s unique needs to help end hunger.”

Additional information about the company’s fiscal 2017 hunger relief efforts is available in the Hormel Foods 2017 Corporate Responsibility Report.