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Hormel Foods and Associated Wholesale Grocers Donate Hormel Cure 81 Hams

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January 8, 2019

Perishable News

Hormel Foods Corporation and Associated Wholesale Grocers (AWG) donated 9,000 pounds of Hormel® Cure 81® hams to Harvesters to help feed those in need this holiday season.

“Hormel Foods is proud to partner with Associated Wholesale Grocers through AWG Cares, the employee charitable foundation of AWG to support hunger-relief efforts in the communities served by Associated Wholesale Grocers’ retailers and employees,” said Stephanie Postma, brand manager, meat products marketing, Hormel Foods. “The Hormel® Cure 81® Hams for Hunger™ program highlights our long-standing relationship with Associated Wholesale Grocers, 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 Hormel® Cure 81® Hams for Hunger™ program in 1989. The program involves a partnership between Hormel Foods and grocery retailers across the country. Throughout the years, more than $13 million dollars in hams have been donated, feeding tens of thousands of families.

“We are extremely grateful to have such generous vendor partners like Hormel to help us facilitate this donation on behalf of our independent grocery store owners represented in 3,800 locations across 36 states,” said Lori Turner, Chair of AWG Cares, the company’s employee-managed charitable foundation. “Our retailers are the lifeblood of their communities and help those in need day in and day out.”

Hormel Foods will donate more than 55,000 hams (retail value of $1.1 million) to charities nationwide through the Hormel® Cure 81® Hams for Hunger™ program this holiday season.