Almost 1,000 Pinnacle Foods Inc. (NYSE: PF) employees will volunteer in their local work communities this week as part of the Company’s second “Pinnacle ACTs” volunteer week. Beginning today, Monday, May 2, employees from 18 Pinnacle Foods locations throughout North America will take part in various volunteer activities at more than 65 community organizations.

Pinnacle ACTs is short for “Action Changes Things,” and the Company’s efforts are focused on volunteering for causes that help individuals meet the basic needs of food and shelter.

“As a food company, we are uniquely positioned to take action to help those facing hunger and homelessness in our communities,” said Mary Beth DeNooyer, Chief Human Resources Officer. “We’re overwhelmed by our employees’ passion to participate and drive positive change in our communities.”

Examples of projects Pinnacle Foods employees will be taking part in this week include:

  • Preparing and serving meals at various homeless shelters and soup kitchens including the Cherry Hill, NJ Food Pantry and the Stone Soup Kitchen in Lapeer, MI.
  • Gardening and building sustainable farming solutions at an urban garden that provides equal access to fresh, local food at Grow it Green in Morristown, NJ.
  • Building homes for people in need with Habitat for Humanity in Morris and Bergen counties in New Jersey and Lapeer County in Michigan.
  • Stocking shelves and packing meal boxes at food banks and food pantries, including the Waseca, MN Food Shelf, the Food Bank of the Rockies in Denver, CO and Philabundance in Philadelphia, PA.
  • Making home food deliveries for the Mattoon, IL Community Food Center and Meals on Wheels of South Jersey.

In addition to volunteering for a projected 3,500 hours, employees are holding various clothing and food drives at their locations and Pinnacle Foods is donating more than 1,200 pounds of food to organizations that fight hunger.


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In more than 85% of American households, consumers reach for Pinnacle Foods brands. Pinnacle Foods is ranked on Fortune Magazine's 2015 Top 1000 companies list. We are a leading producer, marketer and distributor of high-quality branded food products, which have been trusted household names for decades. Headquartered in Parsippany, NJ, our business employs an average of 5400 employees. Our Duncan Hines Grocery segment manages brands such as Duncan Hines® baking mixes and frostings, Vlasic® and Vlasic Farmer's Garden® shelf-stable pickles, Wish-Bone® and Western® salad dressings, Mrs. Butterworth's® and Log Cabin® table syrups, Armour® canned meats, Brooks® and Nalley® chili and chili ingredients, Duncan Hines® Comstock® and Wilderness® pie and pastry fruit fillings and Open Pit® barbecue sauces. Our Birds Eye Frozen segment manages brands such as Birds Eye®, gardein™, Birds Eye Steamfresh®, C&W®, McKenzie's®, and Freshlike® frozen vegetables, Birds Eye Voila!® complete bagged frozen meals, Van de Kamp's® and Mrs. Paul's® frozen prepared seafood, Hungry-Man® frozen dinners and entrees, Aunt Jemima® frozen breakfasts, Lender's® frozen and refrigerated bagels, and Celeste® frozen pizza. Our Specialty Foods segment manages Tim's Cascade Snacks®, Hawaiian® kettle style potato chips, Erin's® popcorn, Snyder of Berlin® and Husman's® snacks in addition to our food service and private label businesses. The acquisition of Boulder Brands adds well-known brands such as Glutino®, Udi's Gluten Free®, Earth Balance®, EVOL foods, and Smart Balance® to the Pinnacle Foods portfolio.  Further information is available at