A few years ago, as we anticipated our 60th year in business, we wrangled with how best to observe this momentous year. Should we celebrate with a party or mark the anniversary with typical promotional materials?
Contemplating the history of Hubbard Peanut Company led us to think about the earliest days when our parents, Dot and HJ, were just starting out. Their entrepreneurial spirit was vast and they worked very hard, but without the community of support from family, friends, and neighbors, their business would likely not have grown to the extent it did.
After brainstorming an idea to compensate employees for their volunteer work and setting up a pilot program, our volunteers known as Hubs Hearts were born. Just as our own biological hearts pump life into our bodies, Hubs Hearts are out helping to pump energy into our hometown and the greater community. Whether on litter patrol, packaging food boxes for the needy, volunteering at the hospital or in the schools, Hubs Hearts are at work.