Key Highlights

Philanthropy

Donated more than $5 million in products and cash to charitable organizations focused on education and hunger relief efforts.
Donated $110,000 to local hunger-relief organizations in 16 U.S. communities where we have manufacturing facilities.

In order to have the greatest impact, Hormel Foods focuses our philanthropic efforts on three areas: hunger, education and supporting our local plant communities. We support scholarships, hunger relief and awareness programs and community activities that advance these three important issues. These are the areas that most closely align with our business initiatives, and we have found that they are also the ones that our employees support with passion.

Throughout our 121-year history, we have shared our food products to support the fight against hunger. We produce high quality, differentiated products for our consumers, and we use our expertise in food manufacturing, distribution and protein as a resource to help hunger relief efforts in the United States and abroad.

In 2011, we concluded the first full year of the On Our Way to Ending Hunger program, which was created to formalize our efforts to fight hunger. This year, we further aligned our initiatives with the program’s three pillars: collaborate, nourish and motivate.

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