Giving Back

Arizona Food Summit

Franklin Foods is a Proud Sponsor of the 2022 Arizona Food Summit

The summit is a goal-driven initiative to promote one of Governor Ducey’s key priorities (Happy, Healthy, Citizens) to help Arizonans pursue a healthier life. The Arizona Department of Agriculture (AZDA) promotes this mission by facilitating statewide collaborations to eliminate hunger, reduce nutrition-related diseases, and address the root cause of food insecurity.

Arizona State Students to Agriculture and Food Production

Connecting Arizona State Students to Agriculture and Food Production

The Arizona Dairy Council hosted 30 Dietetic interns from Arizona State University and the Maricopa County Department of Public Health to a “Farm to Table” tour with an emphasis on connecting dietitians to Arizona agriculture and food production. The day began with a visit to Caballero Dairy where the interns learned about dairy farming, and concluded with a tour of Franklin Foods West and a sampling of the industry’s first Greek Cream Cheese.

Arizona Agriculture Experience

Giving Back to our Local Community

Franklin Foods is a member of the non-profit organization The Pinal 40, and a sponsor of the annual Arizona Agriculture Experience. In 2018, The Pinal 40 raised over $200,000, which was given to deserving students for Ag related scholarships, to The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Casa Grande Valley, and to various agricultural and youth oriented groups, including 4-H Clubs of America, Future Farmers of America (FFA), and the Pinal County Fair.

Arizona Agriculture Experience Future Farmers of America

Hosting Future Farmers of America

The Future Farmers of America (FFA)  is the premier youth organization preparing members for leadership careers in the science, business, and technology of agriculture. Annually, Franklin Foods hosts the Casa Grande Future Farmers of America leadership team during the Arizona Agriculture Experience reception and dinner.

Empowering Culinary Students

Empowering Culinary Students

Franklin Foods teams up with the Arizona Dairy Council and C-CAP Arizona Chapter and hosts the Greek Cream Cheese Challenge. C-CAP is not-for-profit organization that partners with high schools that have existing culinary programs, and offers enrichment programs to partner schools, such as job training and internships, scholarship opportunities, teacher professional development, equipment and product donations to culinary classrooms.

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American Marketing Association, Phoenix Chapter

Mentoring Tomorrow’s Marketing Leaders

Franklin Foods is actively involved in developing and mentoring collegiate marketing students at both Arizona State University and Grand Canyon University through the American Marketing Association, Phoenix Chapter. Franklin helps students bridge the gap between undergraduate education and employment by building strong relationships with local universities and connecting professional leaders with students.

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Franklin Foods Internship Program – Helping Students Get a Head Start in their Careers

Franklin interns work collaboratively with the marketing team. Students are empowered to get out from behind the desk and into the field where interns work independently in their own markets executing retail consumer programs. From consumer sampling to working directly with the marketing team to convey product information through social media and press, interns learn the different sides of how consumer and retail products are launched into the market.

During an 8-10 week period, students participate in online modules with key Franklin Food team members across marketing, sales, procurement and supply chain, food safety, quality, and manufacturing. Interns get an inside look at the food industry and learn about product development in the dairy industry, working with local farms and suppliers, creating products, managing state-of-the-art production facilities, and developing and implementing best practices in safety and quality. Interns also participate in leadership calls, visit manufacturing plants and corporate HQ, and meet with executives.