Hispanic Heritage Month. The month-long observance runs from September 15th to October 15th. It’s a chance to celebrate the histories, cultures, and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Latin American countries. Over 20 percent of our workforce is Hispanic and Latino, and that number is on the rise. KLN Family Brands has team members from Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Venezuela.

As we continue to grow and diversify our talented teams, we want to ensure every employee feels heard, valued, welcomed, and respected. One of the ways we are doing so is through bi-monthly Latino Luncheons. The luncheons, typically attended by 25 or so employees from all three shifts, allow our Latino and Hispanic team members to share their rich cultures and traditions, meet new employees, and connect with leadership.

“We want to know how things are going for them at work, what we can do better, and how we can be more inclusive. We want KLN to be the place Latinos and Hispanic employees want to work and refer their family members to come and work, too,” said Nanci Arevalo, KLN’s bilingual outreach coordinator.

Take a moment to watch the video below. It tells the unique story of one couples journey from Honduras to Perham. It’s a story you won’t want to miss!