Gina Grundmeier's Pay It Forward

#NominateGood winner believes in Pay(ing) it Forward

By Mary Burich

Life once gave Gina Grundmeier a proverbial lemon, but the Dexter, Minn., resident barely missed a beat before turning it into something sweet. Her charitable home-remodeling organization, Pay it Forward, rose from the ashes, so to speak, of a house fire that left Gina and her family homeless and without belongings.

It was a bitter pill to swallow for the self-described “sentimental girl.” “We lost so many things that are irreplaceable,” she says.

Hormel Foods Canada Donates More Than 75,000 Pounds of Food to Second Harvest Partner Agencies Across Canada to Help Feed Those in Need

Press Release

TORONTO, June 24, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Hormel Foods Canada is donating more than 75,000 pounds of Hormel Gatherings® party trays (approximately 75,000 meals*) to Second Harvest, Canada’s largest food recovery organization, to help to feed families in need during these extraordinary times.

Hormel Foods Named to 100 Best Corporate Citizens List for 12th Consecutive Year

Press Release

AUSTIN, Minn., June 16, 2020 /3BL Media/ — Hormel Foods, a global branded food company (NYSE: HRL), has been named to the 100 Best Corporate Citizens list by 3BL Media, recognizing outstanding environmental, social and governance (ESG) transparency and performance among the 1,000 largest, U.S. public companies.

Hormel Foods Gives Back to Battle Hunger, Food Insecurity Throughout the COVID-19 Crisis

Company steps up to donate cash and meals to help local communities during the pandemic

By Dean Peters

Hormel Foods continues its role as a leading company committed to helping those in need most fight hunger relief and food insecurity as a result of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.

MegaMex Foods Donating $100,000 in Cash and Products to COVID-19 Relief Efforts

Press Release

ORANGE, Calif., May 12, 2020 /3BL Media/ - MegaMex Foods, a leader in the Mexican foods category, has announced donations of cash and products totaling $100,000 to help with COVID-19 relief efforts.

Hormel Foods Announces the First-Ever Hormel Film Festival: One Uncommon Company. Six Uncommon Films Showcasing Heroes Making a Difference

Company to premiere films meant to inspire and comfort during this unprecedented time
Press Release

AUSTIN, Minn., May 11, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Hormel Foods, a global branded food company (NYSE: HRL), announced it will present six powerful and hope-filled short films during a five-day virtual film festival, starting Monday, May 11, and running through May 15. Each film profiles uncommon heroes ranging in age from 12 to 101 who show us that it is possible to thrive against incredible odds.

Applegate Farms, LLC Unveils WELL CARVED™ Product Line To Cater To Conscientious Carnivores

New line of blended burgers and meatballs let consumers have their meat and veggies, too.
Press Release

BRIDGEWATER, N.J., May 8, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Applegate®, the nation’s leading natural and organic meat brand, introduces a new line of organic blended burgers and meatballs designed to satisfy consumers who are mindful of their meat intake and its nutritional, ethical and environmental impact. The new, chef-crafted Well Carved™ product line combines meat with whole vegetables, legumes and grains, and continues the brand’s mission – Changing The Meat We Eat®.

As College Students Face Uncertainty – Hormel Foods Steps Up to Launch Virtual Internship Program for 60 College Students

Press Release

AUSTIN, Minn., May 7, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Hormel Foods, a global branded food company (NYSE: HRL), has announced the launch of its virtual internship program to accommodate 60 college students from around the country.

With internships in flux at many corporations due the effects of COVID-19, Hormel Foods believed it was imperative to not only honor its commitment to their inspired summer interns, but rethink and revolutionize its entire program.

Hormel Foods Announces Over $7 Million in Second Round of Special Cash Bonuses for Plant Production Team Members

Welcomes public to thank the country’s food and grocery industry employees
Press Release

AUSTIN, Minn., April 23, 2020 /3BL Media/ — Hormel Foods, a global branded food company (NYSE: HRL), today announced a second special cash bonus for its plant production team members who continue to work to produce food during the COVID-19 outbreak. The new $7 million bonus is in addition to the $4 million bonus paid in April and will be paid to all full- and part-time plant production team members who are stepping up to ensure the company’s trusted brands and products are available during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Hormel Foods Continues to Make a Difference Through its Environmental Stewardship Efforts


In 2019, Hormel Foods not only made a difference in the countless lives of people throughout the world through our hunger relief efforts, we also made significant progress with our environmental stewardship efforts.

Surpassing a Powerful Goal


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