The donation of a combi oven and two electric induction cooktops helps The River’s Edge Ranch expand to serve more people recovering from drug and alcohol addiction.
by Mary Ann Milbourn, Energized by Edison Writer
The cooks at The River’s Edge Ranch in Lucerne Valley face a daunting task: They prepare three meals a day for the 30 men who work at the ranch — all from a 400-square-foot kitchen that has a single standard-size range with four gas burners.
This time of year can be even more hectic. The cooks start a day in advance cooking for upward of 100 members and their families during the drug and alcohol treatment center’s annual Christmas celebration.
Through Sands Cares, our charitable giving and community engagement program, we strive to provide numerous community volunteer opportunities for our Team Members throughout the year. Often, these are singular, one-day events, like planting a community garden or helping to build a home with Habitat for Humanity. We also sponsor events that span days—and sometimes months—filled with multiple, thematically connected opportunities.
The past few months, 25 Convenience and Foodservice employee teams at General Mills have worked in groups to volunteer for their local Feeding America food bank, and surprise them with $5,000 grants from the General Mills Foundation. From the Food Bank of Iowa to Northwest Arkansas Food Bank, a total of $125,000 was provided across the country to help those facing hunger in General Mills’ hometown communities through the C&F Hometown Heroes program.
In many communities, students who are on a free or reduced cost lunch program at school go hungry over winter break when they are out of the classroom for an extended period of time. Every year during the holiday season, Alliance Data associates in Columbus, Ohio come together at the Company’s Holiday Give Back event to help eliminate this issue. Associates work together to bundle 1,500 care packages filled with food and deliver them to students at local schools to take home and share with their families over the break.
AUSTIN, Minn., December 3, 2019 /3BL Media/ — Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE: HRL), the makers of the Hormel® Cure 81® brand, announced today that it has donated 900 boneless half hams to Conscious Alliance to help others in need this Thanksgiving. Conscious Alliance recently distributed the hams in meal boxes for members of Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota.