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Bringing Home Cooked to the House

Rick Williamson | April 20, 2018


Giving back to veterans, service members and their families for the holidays

On March 30, the Hormel® Cure 81® brand and members of the Hormel Military Veterans Engagement Team (HMVET) donated care packages full of Hormel Foods products to the Minneapolis Fisher House Foundation to feed military families for the Easter holiday.

“We are proud to partner with Fisher House Foundation once again and help provide a delicious meal for veterans, service members and their families to celebrate together,” said Stephanie Postma, Hormel® Cure 81® brand manager. “This is the fifth year that we have been able to donate our care package in person to families here at the Minneapolis location. It’s inspiring to be here and we are thrilled to help be a part of their holiday celebration.”

This donation was part of the larger Hormel® Cure 81® partnership with Fisher House Foundation. The brand sent care packages to Fisher House locations across the country to serve more than 1,200 expected guests and included a total of more than 3,300 pounds of Hormel Foods products.

“I know what it’s like to be without family around,’ said Carl Manthei, Lloyd’s Barbeque Company team member, HMVET member and a Vietnam veteran. “So seeing the kids, seeing the family members. They are going through a lot of uncertainty for their loved ones that are here so to reach out and show love, that’s what I feel – I feel love from Hormel.”

Fisher House Locations
received care packages
Guests Fed
veterans, service members and their families
Years Of Support
from the Hormel® Cure 81® brand

“At Easter time there’s expectations that you’re going to have your traditional meal in the home, and typically that’s ham, potatoes and all the works,” said Jessica Peterson, Fisher House Manager for the Minneapolis location. “For Hormel to bring us the food that are typically eaten at Easter, it makes people feel like someone is understanding what their needs are.”

The Fisher House Foundation is a non-profit organization that houses military families for free while their veteran family members are treated at nearby hospitals. Hormel Foods was the first company to donate food on a national basis and this year marks the fifth consecutive year of the partnership.

Care Packages

Hormel® Cure 81® boneless ham

  • Made with handcrafted care and individually stamped with our Curemaster’s signature of approval, each Hormel® Cure 81® ham is personally guaranteed to deliver the premium quality, flavor and tenderness that ham lovers desire.

Hormel® Black Label® bacon

  • For more than 100 years, we have pushed bacon forward and use real hands to hand-rub our bacon with a proprietary brine of seasonings.

Hormel® Black Label® Canadian bacon

  • Hormel® Black Label® Canadian Bacon brings a smoky, savory flavor that’s great topped on pizza, alongside eggs and more!

Hormel Gatherings® Party Trays

  • No party is complete without this crowd favorite. With Hormel Gatherings® Party Trays, just open and enjoy the premium meats and cheeses in every delicious tray.

SKIPPY® Double Peanut Butter P.B. Bites

  • We brought the big taste of real SKIPPY® Peanut Butter down to bite size! These portable, pop-able P.B. Bites are packed with DOUBLE the peanut buttery yum.

Hormel® Sides Homestyle Mashed Potatoes

  • Creamy, buttery potato goodness without all the extra steps. Perfect for any dinner, any night of the week!

Hormel® Sides Cinnamon Apples

  • Sweet and warm cinnamon apples make a comforting side or delicious dessert. Try topping with ice cream and granola for a great dessert that hits the spot every time!