Better Our Communities

What “Family” Means for Our Community

As a family-owned company with more than 9,000 associates across the globe, we reach beyond our own homes and offices and better the communities in which we live and work.

Our main charitable focus, readying the “next generation,” aligns with our long-term heritage of multi-generational family ownership as well as the primary focus our organization places on the development of our own leaders and associates. It includes two critical areas of external support:

  • Preparing the next generation of leaders through support for formal education programs and initiatives, as well as opportunities that teach valuable “life lessons”
  • Improving the health of the next generation through support for organizations that fight life threatening diseases or that work tirelessly to help feed those in need

In addition to our company’s main charitable focus, our associates also provide valuable support for local organizations and causes for which they have a passion, devoting their time and talents to enrich lives every day across their local communities.

Rich’s Hosts “Edge Out Hunger” Drive for Food Bank of WNY

After Hurricane Sandy devastated the coastal areas of New York and New Jersey last year, Rich’s associates came together to help our neighbors downstate with a relief drive for essential supplies. That turnout was tremendous as we exceeded our original goal of filling one truck…

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Rich’s tackling homelessness in Colorado: “Making Change with Change” program thriving

Little more than a year ago, Rich’s associate Dave Packer watched a news program highlighting a widespread homelessness epidemic. Today, Packer has actively engaged himself, and Rich Products, in efforts to be a part of the solution. Partnering with the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless,…

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Rich’s Steps Up to Support Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts: Donates $100,000 worth of food and coordinates two truckloads full of donations

When Hurricane Sandy tore across the eastern US coast in late October it left thousands of families cold, hungry and homeless in its wake. The tragic events of that day crippled transportation, shutdown businesses and changed countless lives forever. As families begin to rebuild and…

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Bettering Our Communities Around The World: It’s A Family Affair at Rich’s

It’s all in a day’s work!  In his professional life as District Distribution Supervisor for Rich’s Frozen Ice Cream Cakes in Tampa, Florida, Shawn Wolf exerts his expertise in frozen foods. But beyond the tasty treats in the freezer case, Wolf pursues a wide array…

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Rich’s Executive Travels to Rural Nicaragua to “Better Our Communities”: Out of the Depths of Poverty Emerge Hope, Humility and Perspective

In July 2012, Rich’s Executive Team member Maureen Hurley traveled to Nicaragua to learn more about land reform in Central America. The trip, sponsored by Agros International,a non-profit group committed to breaking the cycle of poverty for rural families by enabling landless communities to achieve…

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Rich’s and the United Way: Bettering Our Community Together

Some organizations, much like fine ingredients, simply work well together. Rich Products and the United Way of Buffalo & Erie County share a natural connection; both are driven to improve community well-being. For more than 20 years, Rich’s has partnered with the United Way to…

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Making Change with Change

The impact that Rich Products Corporation makes around the world doesn’t stop with its wide-ranging variety of top-notch, on-trend food products favored by customers and consumers alike; no, that’s just the beginning. A worldwide leader in the food industry, the family owned company also has…

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Rich’s Associate Goes the Distance For Legacy of Remarkable Little Boy

His legs were pumping, his feet were peddling and, most of all, his heart was pounding. But nothing was going to prevent 59-year-old Sil Dan from reaching his goal: cycling roughly 50 miles for Owen’s Toy Box, a Western New York charity that brightens the…

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Rich’s Puts On The Miles For Meals On Wheels Program

Whether on or off the clock, Rich’s associates are passionate about giving back to the communities where they live and work. In Buffalo, N.Y., home to the company’s world headquarters, a great example of how Rich’s provides community assistance is through its loyal volunteer relationship…

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Rich’s Puts On The Miles For Meals On Wheels Program

Rich’s Salutes Service Families with Sweet Celebrations at Military Commissaries across America

What calls for thousands of perfectly iced cupcakes, yards of moist, delicious cake, a half-ton of sugary- icing and hundreds of volunteer hours? Celebratory commissary openings with a huge, “sweet” thank you honoring those who dedicate their lives to our nation’s freedom. Rich Products Corporation…

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Rich’s Salutes Service Families with Sweet Celebrations at Military Commissaries across America

Rich’s New Britain Plant Has “Cool” Fund Raising Event

Associates at Rich’s New Britain plant had everyone screaming for ice cream on Valentine’s Day, as they kicked off, or shall we say “licked” off, a six-week fundraising campaign to benefit the March of Dimes of Central Connecticut. “It was a cool celebration for a…

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Farm Rich Encourages “Kids Who Give”

Farm Rich, the maker of delicious appetizers, is demonstrating that heroes come in all sizes – even kid size. In 2011, the nation’s No. 1 seller of breaded cheese sticks again honored outstanding young volunteers who have made a positive difference and helped change communities…

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Around-the-Clock Support for “Relay For Life”

Rich Products’ associates in North America and around the world take pride in their volunteerism and participation in a myriad activities that better their communities. One such event is the American Cancer Society’s “Relay For Life,” which, for more than two decades, has celebrated the…

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Rich’s Commitment to Communities

Watch how Rich’s Associates live out The Rich Promise to “Better Our Communities” in many different ways.

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South Africa: “Cake Carnivals” for Kids

Two years ago, Rich’s associates in South Africa decided to contribute to their local community in the way they knew best – with FOOD! They paired a desire to support abused women and children with their ability to create delicious desserts, and the idea for…

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Real Warmth for the Holidays

When a little boy in need dances around in a new coat – with his stomach full and his fist packed with cookies – the holiday spirit comes alive. And it certainly has in many locations around the country, thanks to caring associates of Rich…

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Oink! Sealed with a Kiss

Many grow up believing that kissing a frog makes dreams come true, but what might kissing a pig bring? For more than a decade, Rich Products associates in the northwest corner of Arkansas have participated in one of the area’s most-conspicuous charitable events: the race…

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Help for a Hurting Haiti

It is human nature to want to help someone in need. As Rich’s associates, it’s our common nature to turn words into actions that actually make a difference. As Mary Montague, a 12-year Rich’s associate at our Arlington, Tenn. plant, watched the magnitude of a…

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