McCormick has a long-standing tradition of making a difference in the communities it serves.
McCormick's Unsung Heroes program was founded by the late Charles Perry McCormick Sr. in 1940. The mission of the program is to recognize athletes for unselfish team play and highlight the efforts of those who contribute to the success of their teams without acclaim. The scholarship is awarded to one female basketball player and male football player each year and is worth $40,000 over four years for each recipient.
Since 1941, the Company has held this special day that has become known as “C-Day.” Employees work eight hours with that pay being donated to local charities and matched dollar for dollar by the Company. Employees worldwide participate with millions of dollars being donated to local charities as a result. It’s a great team effort.
Our employees are the backbone of the Company’s charitable efforts. Around the world, from the plant floor to the executive offices, McCormick employees are compelled to serve those in need. This spirit of giving & volunteerism carries on a legacy that speaks to the culture of McCormick.
Flavor For Life
Flavor For Life is a new signature charitable giving program from McCormick that aims to teach children, individuals and families how to reduce their salt, fat and sugar intake while boosting flavor through the use of spices and herbs. We are working with community partners, non-profit organizations and government agencies to fullfill this mission
Community Service Award
In 2004, the Company created the McCormick Community Service Award. To recognize those employees who best exemplify McCormick’s commitment to communities, employees are nominated from around the world. Annually a grand prizewinner is awarded $25,000 to give to his or her charity of choice. Four runners-up are awarded $5,000 each for their charity of choice.