Hormel Foods Corp. and Associated Foods recently donated more than $67,800 in Hormel Cure 81 hams and cash to the Catholic Community Services SLC, which will help feed thousands of families in need in the Salt Lake City, Utah area.
“Hormel Foods is proud to partner with Associated Foods to support hunger-relief efforts in the communities served by Associated Foods stores,” said Eric Jacobson, Hormel Cure 81 brand manager. “The Hormel Cure 81 Hams for Hunger program highlights our long-standing relationship with Associated Foods, and we are honored to work together and make such a substantial contribution for those in need.”
The makers of the Hormel Cure 81 brand created the Hams for Hunger program in 1989. The program involves a partnership between Hormel Foods and grocery retailers across the country. Throughout the years, the program has donated more than $16 million in hams, feeding tens of thousands of families.
“At Associated Food Stores, ensuring our neighbors have access to healthy, nutritious food is one of our highest priorities,” said Sarah Pettit, public relations manager at Associated Food Stores.
“We are proud to partner with Hormel Foods, Utah Food Bank and Catholic Community Services for this donation that will provide needed food for thousands of families.”
Hormel Foods donated more than 59,000 hams in 2021, totaling more than a million meals to charities nationwide through the Hormel Cure 81 Hams for Hunger program.
Hormel Foods Corporation, based in Austin, Minnesota, is a global branded food company with more than $11 billion in annual revenue across more than 80 countries worldwide. Its brands include Planters, Skippy, SPAM, Hormel Natural Choice, Applegate, Justin’s, Wholly, Hormel Black Label, Columbus and more than 30 others.
The company is a member of the S&P 500 Index and the S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats, was named on the “Global 2000 World’s Best Employers” list by Forbes magazine for three years, is one of Fortune magazine’s most admired companies, has appeared on Corporate Responsibility Magazine’s “The 100 Best Corporate Citizens” list for 12 years and has received numerous other awards and accolades for its corporate responsibility and community service efforts.
For more information, visit hormelfoods.com and csr.hormelfoods.com.
Associated Food Stores was established in 1940 when 34 independent retailers joined together to battle high supplier costs and competition from large chain stores. With a focus on independent retailers, AFS has changed the way these retailers operate and allowed them to prosper.
AFS currently serves more than 400 retailers across the intermountain West.
For more information, visit afstores.com.