HERSHEY'S CHOCOLATE WORLD location in Hershey, Pa. now open for shopping & take-out treats

Togetherness during the COVID-19 health crisis

Coming together to support our communities in difficult times is part of our legacy, and an important value that our employees share. From the building projects that created local jobs during the Great Depression, to producing military rations during World War II, we take great pride in making a difference where we can.

“Caring for communities is not about taking any single action. It’s a combination of many people taking many actions from a place of shared values and a sense of responsibility for one another.” Michele Buck, President and CEO


Our employees — from manufacturing to retail to corporate — and our communities at large are #strongertogether.

Hershey employee wearing a disposable mask

Disposable facemasks available to community organizations and employees

In April, we committed $1 million to a new production line of disposable facemasks for employees and their families. A significant portion of the masks are also being made available to nonprofit organizations, health care and assisted living facilities, and other organizations.

Michele Buck - CEO

A Message from our CEO

We have a long-standing value of togetherness. You can see it in our actions every day— how we care for each other at work; our partnership with retailers; the collaboration with our suppliers and vendors; and the care we pour into making moments of goodness.

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Partnering with other suppliers to donate funds, food & sugar

We coordinated with long-time partners Land O’Lakes and ASR to match our $50,000 donation to the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank with donations of 30,000 pounds of dairy-based products and 10,000 pounds of sugar. These donations provide important resources to those who need it most.

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How Hershey is helping through the COVID-19 health crisis

We support our communities through financial and product donations as we well as the time and expertise of our remarkable people. It’s another way to feel great about the moments of goodness we help make in people’s lives.

Female police officer holding Hershey super hero candy bars

Giving back to the real super heroes

The Hershey's team was set to release a new Milk Chocolate Bar in partnership with DC Comics this summer. With everyday heroes continuing to go above and beyond in the face of the pandemic, we adjusted our launch plans to express our gratitude to frontline workers for their selfless actions.


Togetherness during uncertain times

Our brands play a special role for many people. They help us celebrate big moments and special occasions, as well as the small moments of goodness that arise during our daily routines. That’s why helping maintain affordable pleasures for people is important to all of us at Hershey.

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Operational updates in response to COVID-19

Read the latest information on our operations in response to COVID-19. We continue to update this to reflect the most current information related to corporate, manufacturing and retail teams.

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