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Hurricane Harvey Holiday Meal

Kelly Braaten | December 27, 2017


Hormel Foods and Jennie-O Turkey Store help those in need

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 of disaster services at Convoy of Hope. “People’s lives have been turned upside down. They are still trying to figure out how to get their homes back in shape and back to normal, and then you have the holiday season.”

When Hormel Foods learned about the holiday meal that was being planned, the company donated over 700 Hormel® Cure 81® hams and its Jennie-O Turkey Store subsidiary donated over 700 turkeys. Convoy of Hope helped prepare the meal and distributed the remainder of the hams and turkeys to attendees to take home and to other churches in the area to help with their holiday meals.

“Getting donations from Hormel Foods and Jennie-O Turkey Store was huge because that meant we could bless that many more families with a holiday meal,” Lamb said. “We are very appreciative of Hormel Foods and Jennie-O Turkey Store for coming down and assisting with the meal.”