Applegate, a 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 is a stand-alone subsidiary of Hormel Foods Corporation.

"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.

"In addition to Applegate's monetary donation, we are on target to receive nearly 200,000 pounds of perfectly safe and delicious Applegate products to share with our neighbors in need this year," said Cathy Snyder, Rolling Harvest Food Rescue Founder and Executive Director. "Applegate has shown such commitment and dedication in rescuing quality protein for donation and we hope other food producers will follow their lead in safely and effectively turning wasted food into real tangible hunger relief!"

Source: Applegate