At Blount, looking out for workers
 also boosts community

Healthiest Employers of Rhode Island 2019
500-1,999 EMPLOYEES #4: Blount Fine Foods Inc.

CEO (or equivalent): Todd Blount, CEO and president
Number of employees: 716

Although Blount Fine Foods Inc. was founded in 1880, it certainly doesn’t possess an antiquated approach to wellness.

The mission of the Fall River-based company’s wellness program is for employees to bring their best selves to work. While they are on the job, Blount provides confidential, on-site advocacy and care for all facets of employee well-being. This includes cooking demos, yoga, health fairs, produce stands, walking groups, health van screenings and flu vaccinations. This year, they started offering on-site dental cleaning.

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Blount, a prepared food and soup manufacturer, defines the success of its wellness program by participants’ engagement. This year Blount reached a 50% participation rate at its health and well-being fair.

By collaborating with local vendors, Blount has not only helped its employees, it has developed strong relationships within the community.

“As we try to advocate for our employees and their families, we are coming together as a community,” said Jessica Vanover, Blount wellness advocate.

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