America’s Second Harvest, the Nation’s Food Bank Network and Hormel Foods Corp. has announced the signing of a two-year partnership to work together to combat hunger in the United States.

Under the agreement, Hormel Foods will make a $200,000 contribution to America’s Second Harvest, sponsor special events to generate awareness and funding for the organization, and continue to make large-scale, protein-product donations to the food bank network. In exchange, Hormel becomes the “Leading Protein Sponsor” to America’s Second Harvest.

Along with the financial and product support, Hormel Foods will commission a survey to better understand consumer perceptions of hunger issues and will host a Hunger Summit later in the year to bring together non-profit organizations fighting hunger with legislative and business leaders to enter into a discussion about best practices and to improve resource coordination.

“It is important that we give back to the communities where we live and work. We recognize that as a leading manufacturer of food products, we are in a unique position to help address the hunger issue in America,” says Jeffrey Ettinger, president and chief executive officer of Hormel Foods. “It is our sincere hope that this partnership with America’s Second Harvest will make a difference for those in need.”

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