MINNETONKA, Minn. – (11/04/13) – Michael Foods, Inc., a food processor and distributor of eggs, refrigerated grocery and potato products with several Nebraska-based facilities, today announced it is providing a $10,000 donation to the Wayne Tornado Relief Fund to help with ongoing recovery and cleanup efforts following the devastating tornadoes in October 2013 in Wayne, Nebraska.
“We continue to keep all those affected by this disaster in our thoughts and prayers,” said Joe Clevenger, Plant Operations Manager for Michael Foods. “Our employees, our neighbors and our fellow community members were impacted by the devastation, and there is still a lot to be done to restore the area. We are honored to support the communities where we do business and where our employees reside.” Clevenger said Michael Foods employs more than 500 workers at its Wakefield, Nebraska farms and facilities, which are closely located to where the tornadoes occurred.
Michael Foods and its employees are committed to involvement and contributions in the Wakefield and Wayne communities. These efforts include hosting local food drives, funding scholarships, volunteering at community events, and making numerous donations to non-profit organizations throughout the year.
“As a food company, we are passionate about working with local charitable organizations to relieve hunger issues and to extending help with disaster relief when necessary,” said Jim Dwyer, Chairman and CEO of Michael Foods. “Beyond these efforts, many of our employees are engaged in various community organizations and programs.”
Michael Foods, Inc. is headquartered in Minnetonka, Minnesota. The company employs approximately 3,500 people and serves customers across North America, Europe and Asia with Crystal Farms®, Papetti’s®, Simply Potatoes®, and Abbotsford Farms® branded products.
# # #
Michael Foods Inc., based in Minnetonka, MN, is a producer and distributor of food products to the foodservice, retail and food ingredient markets. Its principal products are specialty egg products, refrigerated potato products, cheese and other dairy products.
For more information, visit the Michael Foods website at www.MichaelFoods.com.
CONTACT: Diane Sparish, Vice President, Corporate Communication, 952-258-4045 Diane.firstname.lastname@example.org