Northgate González Market partnered with Hormel Foods and UNFI to distribute 1,500 six-pound hams to families during its recent Hams for Hunger event in Fontana, California.
The grocer also distributed $25 holiday vouchers to the first 40 people who lined up outside its store.
“Our goal at Northgate González Market is to make sure our customers have access to fresh, quality and nutritious foods,” said Oscar Gonzalez, co-president.
“As one of the larger independent grocery retailers in Southern California, supporting hunger relief programs is important, especially during the holiday season.”
Fontana Mayor Acquanetta Warren attended the event, as did representatives from Hormel Foods, UNFI and Northgate Market.
“Hormel Foods’ unwavering commitment to making a positive impact in communities across the U.S. has been steadfast for over three decades,” said Jerry D. Forbis, Hormel Foods’ customer business manager.
“Since the inception of ‘Hams For Hunger’ in 1989, we have partnered with dedicated food distributors like UNFI and retailers such as Northgate Gonzalez Market to spread the warmth and nourishment of our Hormel Brands. Together, we continue to bring hope and sustenance to those in need.”
Ron Selders, UNFI’s president of fresh, added that the company was “proud to sponsor Hams for Hunger and partner with Hormel and Northgate Market to help fight hunger in the communities we serve.”
Hormel Foods also recently partnered with AWG and The Kroger Co. to donate additional hams in the companies’ communities.
About Northgate González Market
Headquartered in Anaheim, California, Northgate González Market is a family-owned and -operated Hispanic supermarket chain with 45 stores in Orange, Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino and San Diego counties.
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