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During the Season of Giving Thanks, Together Counts Program Partners in Service

 

During the Season of Giving Thanks, Together Counts Program Partners in Service

The leaves are changing, pumpkins are carved, and people all over the country are making plans for Thanksgiving.  The holidays are a great time to reflect on our blessings – family, friends, and the opportunity around us.

We are associate members of Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation, an organization dedicated to the fight against childhood obesity.  Their goal is to reach families and schools with an easy to understand message of “energy balance,” all in hopes of each child understanding what it takes to lead an active, healthy lifestyle.

In the spirit of giving back, HWCF has formed a partnership with HOSA-Future Health Professionals.  Teenagers are able engage their community by reaching out to local schools on behalf of HWCF. These high school students earn service time by encouraging schools to enter HWCF’s second annual Find Your Balance Challenge, where elementary school teams identify ways to make simple, healthy changes in their schools.  Teams all over the US are working together with their school’s stakeholders to write an action plan and take steps to improve energy balance, and HOSA students are serving as valuable mentors.

It is this kind of community engagement that will truly make a difference in the lives of students.  Fighting obesity is a group effort.  Success will be the result of people from all communities and experiences working together, and we are grateful to be a part of that work with HWCF.

In the spirit of the season, check out all of the ways HWCF is rewarding schools for healthy change. The Healthy Playground Makeover Sweepstakes and the Find Your Balance Challenge are open through January 31st. Give back to a school in your community by encouraging parents and teachers to enter.


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The coronavirus has changed life, as we knew it, forever. Most people will be touched in some way by the pandemic either physically, emotionally or financially. We’ve all heard heart-breaking stories from around the world about lives that have been lost and severe financial hardships caused by the sudden shutdown of so many businesses.

On behalf of all our team members around the globe, we extend our deepest sympathies to all that are struggling through personal challenges, whatever they may be, and we offer our sincerest gratitude to all the heroes who are helping those in need.

We’d also like to add how important it is for everyone to continue to do their part to slow the spread. Physical distancing is critical, and we must all take this seriously. We use the word “physical” because staying away from people in a physical way does not mean we should be neglecting the importance of social interactions, compassion and patience.

We are one of the largest providers of shelf-stable seafood and it is our honor and our responsibility to do our part, in every way we can, to help to keep people fed with affordable, nutritious protein. To that end, we’re continuing to run our factories in the US and Canada while our partners around the world continue to provide supply.

We take great pride in being a “people-first” company, so our decision to continue operations is done with utmost concern for the people making it possible. We’ve enhanced our safety measures to meet or exceed CDC guidelines and we have increased wages in our factories to assist employees dealing with the incremental costs of working and new, unexpected demands on their households.

We also take great pride in producing healthy, nutritious and safe products for our customers. Please know the manufacturing practices we follow year-round protect our both employees and the products they produce. Our facilities have very few people-to-product interactions, all products are sterilized in a high temperature oven and then packaged in highly automated production lines.

Beyond Bumble Bee, we’re continually looking for ways to extend our “people first” approach to make a meaningful impact. With so many people in need, we know this effort is more important than ever. We’re starting by donating more than $1 million in product to food banks in both the US and in Canada. And we will be looking for more opportunities to make a positive difference in the days to come.

Finally, I want to thank you, our loyal and new customers, for your support. We hope you find the recipes on our website helpful and easy to prepare. I also want to send a sincere thank you to our Bumble Bee Team and our valued supply partners around the world for their tireless efforts, particularly those working in sales, manufacturing, distribution and all our support roles, ensuring we can keep store and pantry shelves stocked.

Please continue to do your part to keep yourselves and your families safe during this truly unprecedented time.

With Gratitude,
Jan
CEO, Bumble Bee Seafoods