Local business donates to five area hospitals

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The Snobelen family, on behalf of its business, Snobelen Farms, their family and beloved family member Troy Snobelen (Memorial Fund), has donated $10,000 each to five area hospital foundations.

The hospitals who received the donation include the Kincardine and Community Health Care Foundation, Wingham and District Hospital Foundation, Alexandra Marine and General Hospital Foundation, Palmerston District Hospital Foundation and the Brant Community Healthcare System Foundation.

In Kincardine, the donation comes during a time when the foundation has been ramping up its fundraising efforts.

“The Kincardine and Community Health Care Foundation is extremely grateful for the donation from Snobelen Farms, and congratulate them on 50 years in business,” said Foundation president Becky Fair. “This donation will go towards the purchase of a new ultrasound machine. Without local businesses like Snobelen Farms, we would not be able to purchase much needed equipment for our hospital. We can’t thank them enough for their support.”

Snobelen Farms, an independent, family owned company that was founded in 1971, also celebrated its fiftieth anniversary in 2021, and has a long history of giving back to the community. In past years, generous donations and support have been directed to local charities, sports organizations and agricultural societies.

“For 50 years, we’ve been active participants in our community,” said Sam Snobelen, president of Snobelen Farms. “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. This donation comes at an important time, as frontline workers continue to work tirelessly to keep us safe and healthy.”

When deciding who would be the recipient of the donations, Snobelen Farms turned to its employees to choose which charity should receive funding. Staff voted to donate to local hospital foundations in the community.

Tammy Schneider, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Kincardine Independent

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