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NFP Community Pride
NFP Community Pride Team Mission Statement:
"The New Fashion Pork Community Pride group strives to build strong relationships between our local communities and the NFP family, as well as to engage them in the pork industry."
We believe in the importance of giving back to our local communities . We do this by providing various types of donations, volunteering and sponsoring fund raising events. We welcome and encourage all NFP employees to be a NFP Community Pride Team member.
Activities and organizations we support:
Adopt-A-Child for Christmas, Coats for Kids, Jackson County Food 4 Kids, Kids Day-Jackson County Fair, Tri for Health, Pork Chop Open, Franks-A-Lot Family Night, JCC Schools, various 4-H and FFA Activities, and numerous grilling events.
Jackson County Food 4 Kids
Jackson County Food 4 Kids helps ensure that all children can focus on their school work without the worry of going hungry over the weekend and holiday breaks.
Jackson County Food 4 Kids was established in 2014 providing meals for Riverside Elementary students who needed food assistance.
Within the first 12 months, the program expanded to include the four elementary schools in Jackson County: Riverside, Pleasantview, Heron Lake-Okabena and Immanuel Lutheran.
Food packs are provided to food insecure K-5th grade children for weekends and holiday breaks during the school year. Food packs include food items for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
In March of 2017 the need was recognized and a Food Pantry was added at the JCC Middle School in Lakefield, MN. Food insecure students select items from the pantry on a weekly basis. They select enough items to cover their meals for the weekend and holiday breaks. On average, each student receives 10 pounds of food per visit to the Food Pantry.
NFP and the Community Pride Team are especially proud of this food pack program as we know that 15.5% of rural households are food insecure.
The Cottonwood Jackson CEO program teaches Leadership, Encouragement and Creativity.
Entrepreneurship education prepares young people, to be responsible, enterprising individuals who become entrepreneurs or entrepreneurial thinkers contributing to economic development and sustainable communities.
The CEO program has several components including Investor commitments such as monetary support, site tours, being guest speakers and developing positive mentor relationships.
Mentors are business owners, entrepreneur, or intrapreneur from our areas business community. A mentor is someone willing to share his or her time and expertise with a CEO student.
The first group of students will begin Fall of 2023!