Snobelen Farms donates to hospital foundations

Pictured L to R: Brendan Zettler, Mike Snobelen, Tyler Denham, Jason Zondervan, Sam Snobelen, Judy Snobelen, Sherri Haldenby, and Tanya Leppington (Submitted photo)

A local business is donating $50,000 to five different health care foundations.

Snobelen Farms, the Snobelen family and the Troy Snobelen Memorial Fund are making the donation as part of a long-standing tradition and commitment to giving back to local communities.

The donation also celebrates Snobelen Farms’ 50th anniversary and honours the life of Troy Snobelen, past president of Snobelen Farms.

The following hospital foundations are receiving $10,000 each:
Kincardine and Community Health Care Foundation
Wingham and District Hospital Foundation
Alexandra Marine and General Hospital Foundation
Palmerston District Hospital Foundation
Brant Community Healthcare System Foundation

“For 50 years, we’ve been active participants in our community. A gift investing in health care in the communities where we operate seemed the best way to celebrate and carry on the legacy of Troy, our business and employees,” said Sam Snobelen, president of Snobelen Farms. “This donation comes at an important time, as frontline workers continue to work tirelessly to keep us safe and healthy.”

With a history of giving back and in recognition of their team, Snobelen Farms engaged employees to choose which charity in their communities should receive funding.

Through an employee vote, employees selected local hospital foundations as recipients of funds.

Snobelen Farms employees and members of the Snobelen family recently gathered to celebrate the donation.

Each hospital foundation will soon participate in a cheque presentation ceremony to officially receive the gifts and share appreciation for the donations.

In 1971, Mike and Judy Snobelen started Snobelen Farms with two grain bins on their home farm outside of Ripley.

Now Snobelen Farms operates eight elevator locations across Southwestern Ontario and employs approximately 60 full-time employees, specializing in the production, processing and sales of food grade soybeans, commercial grains and pedigreed seed for markets across Canada and internationally.