Hostess Brands announces partnership with NAMI, commitment to employee mental health as a stigma-free workplace

LENEXA, it was.And the September 8, 2022 /PRNewswire/ – Host Brands (NYSE: TWNK) today announced a new partnership with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), focusing its efforts on becoming a Workplace and support NAMI’s grassroots efforts to improve mental health resources in the communities where Hostess Brands operates.

According to NAMI, 80 percent of American workers with a mental health condition say shame and stigma have kept them from seeking treatment. Hostess Brands is committed to changing this dynamic as it focuses on supporting the mental health and resources of its employees, nurturing corporate social responsibility, and supporting volunteers at the grassroots level.

“At Hostess, our mission is to inspire moments of joy by putting our hearts into everything we do,” he said Andy CallahanCEO of Hostess Brands. “As the company that is all about sparking joy, we recognize that mental and emotional well-being is essential to happiness. It is critical that we demonstrate the importance of mental health to employees and prioritize Workplace. We are excited about our national partnership with NAMI and the opportunity we have to do our part to make joy possible in the communities we serve by creating awareness, reducing stigma and increasing belonging.”

“NAMI is pleased to welcome the host as a national partner in stigma creationfree Workplace and as a major sponsor of NAMIWalks events in ChicagoAnd the Indianapolis And the Kansas City this fall” Jessica Edwards, Chief Development Officer at NAMI. Hostess staff across the country embrace the NAMI stigmafree Workplace approach They now support NAMIWalks as volunteers and fundraisers. “

As part of the stigmafree In the workplace, NAMI has partnered with Hostess Brands to review and increase employee mental health resources and to find ways to encourage employees to take advantage of these vital programs. Hostess Brands and NAMI have joined forces to spread stigmafree The workplace for all Hostess employees, emphasizing the importance of mental health, sharing tips on language for talking about mental health in the workplace and providing guidance on what employees can do to help co-workers who struggle without shame or stigma.

During the fall, Hostess Brands will sponsor three NAMIWalks in the markets in which it operates. All times CDT.

Host employees are encouraged to help raise funds for NAMIWalks teams in their locations and to participate through volunteering by “walking a walk” with colleagues, family members, friends and neighbors in their local communities. Virtual sharing and support options are available to ensure that everyone can participate regardless of geographic location. All funds raised support NAMI’s top-rated free mental health programs in these communities.

To support Hostess Brands in a NAMIWalks post, visit

About Hostess Brands, Inc.
Hostess Brands, Inc. (NASDAQ: TWNK) is a strong snack hub with a range of popular brands and mission to inspire moments of joy by putting our hearts into everything we do. Hostess Brands prides itself on making America’s #1 brands of cupcakes, mini donuts, and sugar-free cookies. With sales overtaking $1.1 billion Hostess Brands employs approximately 2,600 dedicated team members and produces new and classic snacks, including Hostess® Donettes®, Twinkies®, CupCakes, Ding Dongs® and Zingers®, as well as a variety of Voortman cookies and chips. ®. For more information about Hostess Brands, please visit

About the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
National Alliance on Mental Illness It is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families affected by mental illness.

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