Hormel and their employees made some significant contributions to the KNIA/KRLS Food Drive on Wednesday afternoon. Employees at Hormel collected around 300 pounds of food for the food drive and collected around $60 as well. Hormel added a $250 check. Plant Manager Troy Hawkshead says that they consider it a mission to help provide food and nourishment for those in need in the community. He adds that over the past year, they also donated $3000 directly to Helping Hands in Knoxville as well as $7000 to Meals on Wheels in Knoxville.