A Company That Cares

Red Gold tomatoes have been produced by the same Midwestern family since 1942, that's four generations of tomato expertise, but who's counting?  You might be surprised how passionate we can be about tomatoes.  Something that sets us apart is to learn our employees are just as passionate about giving back.

  • Founded on the idea of giving back
    Red Gold actually started to help supply food for troops in World War II. And since then, we’ve never wavered in our goal of always giving back to the community that surrounds us – whether it’s here in Indiana or halfway across the country. Family isn’t just about sharing a last name. We believe it’s bigger than that!

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  • Red Gold Run to Crush Hunger
    Red Gold cares about people and we put our money where our feet are. Every year Red Gold hosts the Run to Crush Hunger 5k event in Elwood, Indiana – where over a thousand people participate on average. Last year more than $30,000 was raised for local food banks to help crush hunger. Join the cause at www.RedGold5kRun.com.
  • We fight famine on the field
    As longstanding Indiana natives, it’s no surprise how much the Red Gold family loves their Indianapolis Colts. Every time the Colts score from their Red Zone – whether it’s a touchdown or a field goal – Red Gold makes a donation to Indiana food pantries. Since 2003, the Red Gold Red Zone has donated over 800,000 pounds for local families in need.
  • Homegrown Homes
    Every year at the Indiana State Fair, Red Gold employees participate in the Habitat for Humanity ‘Ag Build.’ It’s a unique event where several agricultural based companies help build an entire home in 14 days, right at the Fair. Once it’s complete, the home is moved to its permanent destination – with the cabinets full of donated Red Gold products.
  • Funding projects from a chili pot
    Elwood, Indiana is where Red Gold calls home. It’s also where we host the annual Red Gold Chili Cook-Off.  A tradition that is now 30 years old. All the proceeds from this delicious event go directly to the town itself – to be used for whatever local projects are needed.
  • Feeding America one sculpture
    at a time
    Who says fighting hunger can’t be creative? For years Red Gold has been a proud participant in a Canstruction competition at the State Fair – where we partner with an engineering or construction firm and donate thousands of cans to be created into a life-size can sculpture. The full cans are then donated to local hunger relief organizations. Learn more about the event at canstruction.org.
  • Education, education, education
    Continuing education is a top priority at Red Gold. That’s why we don’t have just one scholarship – we have three. The most prominent is the Red Gold Food Science Scholarship Award, which awards the next generation of ‘food thinkers’ with a scholarship and a paid internship in our product development department.
  • Weathering Storms
    Our entire business is at the mercy of the weather, so helping those affected by natural disasters is particularly important to us. Throughout the years our employees and growers alike have banded together for those hit by floods, tornadoes and hurricanes across the country. Post-Hurricane Katrina, the ‘Red Gold Family’ sent just shy of a million pounds of food to victims in need.
  • There's nothing like helping
    your home
    From funding the reopening of the local Elwood, Indiana swimming pool to building a fitness center at the Elwood YMCA – our hometown is truly close to our hearts. We’re always looking for new opportunities to improve the quality of life in the place that we’re proud to live and work every single day.
  • Growing boards, filling pantries
    In 2012 we were excited to display a new concept in the world of billboard advertising: a fully 3-dimensional board that actually grew over several weeks in 17 different cities. And to celebrate, we made substantial donations to local food pantries and shelves in every city that we appeared.
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  • Life Lessons

    Give a child a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a child to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.  Red Gold is in its fourth generation of family business, so it’s no surprise that caring for future generations comes pretty natural to us. Sometimes that means donating books to a school, and other times it just means teaching a kid to fish. But to us, it’s all equally important.

  • Youth Sports and Sportsmanship
    go hand and hand
    Several Red Gold programs such as ‘Feed Your School Spirit’ and ‘Score One 4 Your School’ encourage youth sports and most importantly sportsmanship, by awarding high schools across the nation with athletic program donations such as prize money, sports equipment, and free ketchup for their concessions.
  • Sound Mind and Body
    It’s great making a product that is healthy and nutritious, and eating right is just as important as staying active.  The Annual Heartland Walk for Health, the Run to Crush Hunger, and schools sports are all great ways to encourage healthy active lifestyles in our community.
  • We work hard but play harder
    Red Gold’s success comes from having the best quality tomatoes, but more importantly the best quality employees.  Employees are family here at Red Gold and we like to get together for family events every year.  Whether it’s the Employee Appreciation Dinner, the Annual Family Picnic or our famous themed Christmas Parties…a family that plays together stays together!
  • It's hard to stop once you start
    The founder of Red Gold lived by an important rule, the Red Gold Rule: If you do the right things, good things will happen!  The Red Gold family takes that rule very seriously and it holds true to this very day.
  • Founded on the idea of giving back
  • Red Gold Run to Crush Hunger
  • We fight famine on the field
  • Homegrown Homes
  • Funding projects from a chili pot
  • Feeding America one sculpture<br> at a time
  • Education, education, education
  • Weathering Storms
  • There's nothing like helping <br>your home
  • Growing boards, filling pantries
  • Life Lessons
  • Youth Sports and Sportsmanship<br> go hand and hand
  • Sound Mind and Body
  • We work hard but play harder
  • It's hard to stop once you start