Hormel Foods Hunger Relief Efforts

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Hormel Foods Hunger Relief Efforts

At Hormel Foods, we’re inspired to help others. From cash and product donations to volunteer initiatives, we continually look for ways to do our part in making the world a better place.

We focus our philanthropic efforts on three areas: hunger, education and supporting the local communities where we operate. These areas closely align with our business initiatives, and over the years we’ve learned they are also the areas our employees are most passionate about.

We’re proud that 2016 was a record year for our giving: $10.9 million in cash and product donations. This includes $7.4 million in hunger donations and our donation of 2.7 million cans of SPAMMY® shelf-stable poultry product to help prevent childhood malnutrition in Guatemala.

Content from this campaign

Giving Food and Thanks
By Mary Burich At a time of year when we all tend to think of others a little more often, Justin’s team members are continuing a nine-year partnership with Conscious Alliance to help bring food and friendship to their part of the country. After loading vans with food and supplies, members of Justin’s and Conscious Alliance, a Boulder, Colorado-based nonprofit...
Mar 5, 2018 4:00 PM ET
Waste Not, Want Not
By Katie Plumski Over 42 million Americans live in food insecure households while landfills within our country are increasingly over-burdened. The need to focus on food waste challenges has never been more urgent than now. “Food waste is exactly what it sounds like: any food substance that is discarded. It can be raw or cooked, solid or liquid. It’s generated by the...
Jan 9, 2018 9:45 AM ET
Winging Supplies Across the Skies
by Mary Burich Combining two loves is always a thrill. Using them to help those in need can put you on cloud nine. Or even above it, as the case may be. That’s exactly what Minnesota native Louis Olsen did recently when he loaded his plane with the likes of work gloves, diapers and mosquito repellant – as well as 384 cans of SPAM® products – to aid victims and first...
Jan 5, 2018 9:00 AM ET
Hurricane Harvey Holiday Meal
By Kelly Braaten With the aroma of turkey, ham and all the fixings in the air, and music playing in the background, volunteers served a holiday meal for more than 1,000 people affected by Hurricane Harvey at Celebration of Life Church in Baytown, Texas. “Hurricane Harvey was one of the biggest disasters we’ve seen in recent years,” said Stacy Lamb, U.S. response director...
Dec 28, 2017 11:00 AM ET
Community Support
BY KELLY BRAATEN & PHOTOS: ERIC JOHNSON, AUSTIN DAILY HERALD On a brisk Saturday morning in November, volunteers and area organizations in Austin, Minnesota, were busy getting everything ready for an event to help others in the community. Tables were being set up, groceries were being placed into bags and barber chairs were being brought in for haircuts. ...
Dec 13, 2017 12:30 PM ET