ConAgra Foods’ St. Louis Employees Fight Child Hunger During Employee Month of Service
By Business Wire News
By Business Wire News
ConAgra Foods, Inc. (NYSE: CAG) announced today “Spring into Giving”, a citywide food drive scheduled for March 20 that will benefit the St. Louis Area Foodbank.
ConAgra Foods’ St. Louis employees have joined forces with more than 75 St. Louis area companies to encourage community members to gather food donations for those in need, with the goal of collecting 50,000 pounds of food for the St. Louis Area Foodbank. The St. Louis Area Foodbank feeds hungry people by distributing food throughout 26 counties in Missouri and Illinois and engaging the community in the fight against hunger.
Non-perishable food items can be donated at red food bins or crates, marked with the “Spring into Giving” flyer, at more than 220 locations across the city. Donation bins will be located at each participating company, area firehouses, recreational centers and government buildings. Suggested items for food donation include canned fruits and vegetables, peanut butter, jellies, instant potatoes, canned tuna and chicken, beans, pasta and sauce, cereal, oatmeal, rice and crackers.
“For 40 years, the St. Louis Area Foodbank has been fighting hunger through its tireless efforts to help stock the shelves of more than 100 different agencies in the city of St. Louis,” Mayor Francis Slay said. “On behalf of city employees, we are proud to support ConAgra Foods’ food drive by encouraging employees to drop donations in the bins at our workplaces to help our city’s and region’s neighbors in need.”
Employees from ConAgra Foods’ St. Louis office are joining ConAgra Foods employees nationwide as they celebrate the company’s fifth annual Month of Service program, a company-wide focus to highlight the importance of employee engagement by providing community service to non-profit organizations and their causes. Employees are volunteering at food banks, serving meals to those in need and packing backpacks to help fight child hunger in their local communities.
“For nearly 20 years, ConAgra Foods has been deeply committed to using our knowledge and resources to help end child hunger in America,” said Kori Reed, vice president, Cause and Foundation. “Our employees have proven to be an incredible resource in this cause, and I’m always inspired by their passion and commitment to reduce hunger and improve the quality of life for people in the communities where they live and work.”
ABOUT CONAGRA FOODS
ConAgra Foods, Inc. (NYSE: CAG) is one of North America’s largest packaged food companies with branded and private branded food found in 99 percent of America’s households, as well as a strong commercial foods business serving restaurants and foodservice operations globally. Consumers can find recognized brands such as Banquet®, Chef Boyardee®, Egg Beaters®, Healthy Choice®, Hebrew National®, Hunt’s®, Marie Callender’s®, Orville Redenbacher’s®, PAM®, Peter Pan®, Reddi-wip®, Slim Jim®, Snack Pack® and many other ConAgra Foods brands, along with food sold by ConAgra Foods under private brand labels, in grocery, convenience, mass merchandise, club and drug stores. Additionally, ConAgra Foods supplies frozen potato and sweet potato products as well as other vegetable, spice, bakery and grain products to commercial and foodservice customers. ConAgra Foods operates ReadySetEat.com, an interactive recipe website that provides consumers with easy dinner recipes and more. For more information, please visit us at www.conagrafoods.com.