Taylorville, IL – Watson recognized Hunger Action Month by donating $2,000 to the Taylorville Food Pantry to support their efforts in feeding those in need. September is Hunger Action Month, and Watson has committed to supporting the fight against hunger through donations, advocacy, and promoting awareness. In addition to the donation of $2,000, Watson team members will be wearing orange to help promote awareness of hunger. Orange is the official color of Hunger Action Month, and the company has provided orange T-shirts to employees who would like to participate in raising awareness. All month long, team members will take photos in their orange shirts and post the photos on social media. The company will also be posting on their social media pages. Watson’s Taylorville location has a Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/WatsonTaylorville/. The company has even turned their Facebook profile picture orange to promote Hunger Awareness Month.
Employees will also be posting pictures of themselves balancing spoons on their noises for #Spoontember, in support of Feeding America’s social media campaign for hunger awareness.
In addition to #Spoontember and Hunger Awareness Month, Watson supports the Taylorville Food Pantry during the year by providing toothpaste, toothbrushes, Thanksgiving dinner boxes, and turkey gift cards, as well as through food drives. Watson also donated $2000 toward the Taylorville Food Pantry Building Fund, which was matched by the Taylorville Sertoma Club.
This donation will kick off the start of Watson’s ‘Hunger Action Month’ program, but activities will continue throughout the month of September and will be posted on Facebook with the hashtags #HungerActionMonth and #HungerAction.
Watson was founded in 1939 in New York. Today, the headquarters is located in West Haven, CT. In 1982, Watson purchased the enrichment business of Stauffer Chemical Co., and Nopa Laboratories, a small pharmaceutical firm in Pana, Illinois. In 1992, Watson purchased Dufar’s nutritional premix division for the food industry and for US AID emergency relief programs. That same year, Watson moved its Illinois production facility from Pana, IL, to a 66,000 square foot building in Taylorville, IL. For more information on Watson Inc., see www.watson-inc.com.
Moira Watson, V.P. Marketing & Communications
800-388-3481 or (203) 932-3000
- Corporate headquarters: 301 Heffernan Drive, West Haven CT 06516
- CEO: James T. Watson
- Website: watson-inc.com
- Employees: 300