BRIDGEWATER, N.J., Nov. 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Applegate®, the nation's leading natural and organic meat brand, has donated $10,000 to Rolling Harvest Food Rescue, a food non-profit aiming to turn food pantries into farmers markets. The donation was made in honor of Hormel Foods' On Our Way to Ending Hunger program. Applegate Farms, LLC (Applegate) is a stand-alone subsidiary of Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE: HRL).
"We're proud to partner with Rolling Harvest Food Rescue on their quest to reimagine the food pantry- one filled with fresh and quality foods," said Gina Asoudegan, Applegate Senior Director of Mission. "Thanks to their efforts and relationships with local farmers, food pantries in Pennsylvania and New Jersey are filled with fresh, healthy, local produce from more than 35 participating farms." Rolling Harvest Food Rescue's main goal is to increase access to fresh produce and other healthy foods to area hunger-relief sites that serve the at-risk, food-insecure population by providing local farmers and food producers with free, effective delivery and distribution. As a result, Rolling Harvest Food Rescue is connecting local farmer with neighbors in need.