Philanthropy

Living Our Principles – Farmer John Gives Kids a Place to Play

FPFarmer John, a subsidiary of Hormel Foods and beloved brand to generations of families since 1931, partnered with businesses in the Vernon, CA, area to donate funds to their local school district.

The principal and various teachers at the Vernon City Elementary School voiced concern about the safety of existing playground equipment used by 4-and 5-year-old students, many of whom are children of Farmer John employees. The existing playground equipment was added to the school grounds when the school was originally constructed and as a result had become unsafe for children.

The school did not have funds to purchase new equipment so Vernon civic business members – including Farmer John – contributed funds to purchase and install new state-of-the-art playground equipment. The city matched the funds of every business that donated to this endeavor.