For more than 100 years, The Hershey Company has been a leader in making a positive difference in the community. The company’s commitment is exemplified by the Milton Hershey School which was founded in 1909 by Milton S. Hershey and serves children in financial and social need by providing them quality education, housing, and medical care—all at no cost to students. Today, approximately 1,800 boys and girls of diverse backgrounds are served by the School. Milton Hershey School is funded by a trust administered by the Hershey Trust Company, the largest shareholder of The Hershey Company, making the students of Milton Hershey School direct beneficiaries of The Hershey Company's success.
The Hershey Company is a Medallion Sponsor of the Hispanic Heritage Foundation, an organization that honors notable Latinos who have distinguished themselves in various fields and made a positive difference in the U.S. and globally. The Hispanic Heritage Foundation Awards are considered the highest honor “for Latinos by Latinos.” The annual awards ceremony features remarkable Latino leaders during a dynamic celebration of Hispanic excellence, accomplishments and promise.
“We are proud to present the Vision Award to Lucero who embodies the spirit of the Hispanic Heritage Foundation’s mission and work,” added Alfonso.
To learn more about The Hershey Company’s Corporate Social Responsibility efforts please visit: http://www.thehersheycompany.com/social-responsibility.aspxAbout The Hershey Company The Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY) is the largest producer of quality chocolate in North America and a global leader in chocolate and sugar confectionery. Headquartered in Hershey, Pa., The Hershey Company has operations throughout the world and approximately 14,000 employees. With revenues of more than $6.6 billion, Hershey offers confectionery products under more than 80 brand names, including such iconic brands as Hershey's, Reese's, Hershey's Kisses, Hershey's Bliss, Hershey's Special Dark, Kit Kat, Twizzlers, Jolly Rancher and Ice Breakers. The company is focused on growing its presence in key international markets such as China, Mexico and Brazil while continuing to build its competitive advantage in the United States and Canada.