Medical Mutual 2014 Pillar Awards For Community Service, Cincinnati

Mike Sims
AdvancePierre Foods


Helping provide a meal

AdvancePierre Foods’ volunteers aid relief work in storm-damaged areas

Whether it’s donating thousands of pounds of food products to aid victims of storms or holding a company-wide volunteer day and donating burgers on National Burger Day, AdvancePierre Foods is committed to helping people in need.
After Superstorm Sandy ravaged the East Coast in 2012, AdvancePierre Foods donated 40,000 meals to help with relief efforts. Nearly 3,600 cases of food were delivered to Long Island’s Island Harvest Food Bank, which offered meals to people at local shelters and soup kitchens.
When tornados devastated Moore, Okla., last May, the company sprang into action to assist in relief efforts by donating more than 175,000 servings of food to feed relief workers and replenish food banks. The company also gave $10,000 to the American Red Cross to aid in the recovery work in addition to matching associates’ donations up to an additional $15,000.
Headquartered in Cincinnati, AdvancePierre Foods is a leading supplier of value-added protein and handheld convenience products, including packaged sandwiches, chicken and beef products and bakery items.
AdvancePierre Foods’ associates hope to make a meaningful impact in the community, and participate in events that allow them to touch the lives of those facing hunger while providing meals to thousands of children and families across the country. Those leading the philanthropic efforts include Paul Telenson, SVP, human resources; Mike Zelkind, SVP, operations; and Lisa Gallagher, SVP, corporate marketing and strategic accounts. ●