Applegate donates $10K to Rolling Harvest Food Rescue

Bridgewater-based Applegate, a natural and organic meat brand, announced it has donated $10,000 to Rolling Harvest Food Rescue, a food nonprofit which aims to turn food pantries into farmers markets.

The donation was made in honor of Hormel Foods Corp.’s hunger relief program. Applegate Farms, LLC is a subsidiary of Hormel Foods.

“We are truly inspired by Rolling Harvest Food Rescue and their efforts to positively impact the lives of our neighbors dealing with food insecurity,” Nicole GlennApplegate vice president of marketing, said. “I would like to thank them for their dedication to help those in need, by connecting them with farmers and quality food.”

Rolling Harvest Food Rescue’s mission is to increase access to fresh and healthy foods to area hunger-relief sites.

“In addition to Applegate’s monetary donation, we are on target to receive nearly 160,000 pounds of delicious Applegate products, like deli meats and cheeses, to share with our neighbors in need this year,” Cathy Snyder, Rolling Harvest Food Rescue founder and executive director, said. “Applegate continues to show 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!”