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Del Monte Foods: Giving Back to Grow Good for People and Communities

Published 11-30-21

Submitted by Del Monte Foods

 

illustration of can and the words, "In F21 we donated: 4,051,963 lbs of food. $3,025,221 in total value."

At Del Monte Foods, Inc., we’re growers of good, which is why we not only grow what's good, but also take care of what's good: our team members, our growers, our customers and our communities. Through our corporate giving program, we support mission-aligned non-profit organizations in the communities in which we operate. We make financial and in-kind donations to organizations that focus on supporting minority farmers, nutrition education and ending hunger, including Feeding America, Conscious Alliance, Convoy of Hope, Bracken’s Kitchen, GrowingGreat, National Agriculture in the Classroom and more. In 2021, we also extended support to address COVID-19 and the fight for racial justice.

Fighting Food Insecurity & Disaster Relief
To help those who don’t have enough to eat in communities across the country, we donated 4,051,963 pounds of food in our last fiscal year. Additionally, since non-perishable food is a valuable resource when it comes to feeding those affected by natural disasters, we partner with the American Red Cross and Feeding America to donate canned fruits and vegetables in times of crisis. In 2021, we donated to Convoy of Hope, Conscious Alliance and Feeding Texas to address food insecurity caused by natural disasters.

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Nourishing Communities
Del Monte is committed to driving equity to cultivate stronger, healthier communities. In our last fiscal year, we donated:

  • $100,000 to the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
  • $100,000 to the National Black Farmers Association
  • $40,000 to the Asian American and Pacific Islander Anti-Racism and Intersectional Justice Fund
  • $45,000+ to the Cesar Chavez Foundation and other local social justice charities

Educating the Next Generation
Through a partnership with GrowingGreat, Del Monte Foods is on a mission to educate youth about nutrition, and its connection to physical and mental health, to promote total wellness. In our last fiscal year, during COVID, we achieved over 23.1 million impressions for our online nutrition education campaign. Approximately 95,000 parents and teachers also benefited from hands-on videos and live Zoom events. Some courses are also now being used by National Agriculture in the Classroom, another nonprofit partner of Del Monte Foods. To learn more about the partnership, visit delmonte.com/ growinggreat.

To learn more about how we’re growing good for people and communities, please download the Del Monte Foods, Inc. 2021 Sustainability report here.

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For more than 130 years, Del Monte Foods, Inc. has been driven by our mission to nourish families with earth's goodness. As the original plant-based food company, we're always innovating to make nutritious and delicious foods more accessible to consumers across our portfolio of beloved brands, including Del Monte®, Contadina®, College Inn®, and S&W®. We believe that everyone deserves great tasting food they can feel good about, which is why we grow and produce our products using sustainable and earth-friendly practices for a healthier tomorrow.

Del Monte Foods, Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of Del Monte Pacific Limited (Bloomberg: DELM SP, DELM PM) and is not affiliated with certain other Del Monte companies around the world, including Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc., Del Monte Canada, or Del Monte Asia Pte. Ltd. For more information about Del Monte Foods, our products, and our sustainability practices, please visit www.delmontefoods.com or www.delmonte.com.

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