Elwood-based tomato processor Red Gold Inc. is continuing its legacy of helping America’s military personnel.
The company announced Tuesday it is partnering with national nonprofit The Folds of Honor Foundation to raise awareness and financial support.
The foundation provides educational scholarships to the children and spouses of those fallen or disabled while serving our nation.
“We are so humbled, so excited and so grateful for Red Gold’s support and selecting us as a partner,” says Ben Leslie, Folds of Honor executive vice president.
To raise more awareness to American fallen and disabled military, Red Gold will use a label with the ‘Folds of Honor’ logo on bottles of ketchup.
The company says it will contribute proceeds from Red Gold branded ketchup sales to the foundation.
“This is a great time for our country to honor their sacrifice and educate their legacy,” said Tim Ingle, senior vice president at Red Gold.
Red Gold was founded in March 1942, early on during WWII, when the federal government asked citizens to step up and help the war effort by supplying food for the troops.
According to the company, Red Gold founder Grover Hutcherson and his daughter responded to the call-for-action and rebuilt an old abandoned cannery building to can tomatoes.
“The mission of Folds of Honor is a natural fit for Red Gold to support,” said Colt Reichart, Red Gold owner.