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Hormel Foods and Brookshire Grocery Co. Donate HORMEL® CURE 81® Hams to Thousands of Households in Need This Holiday Season

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November 29, 2018

Tyler, Texas

Hormel Foods Corporation and Brookshire Grocery Co. today donated 7,500 Hormel® Cure 81® half hams to the Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana to help feed those in need this holiday season.

In total, the two companies are donating over $150,000 worth of hams to dozens of food banks and food kitchens in communities where Brookshire’s, Super 1 Foods and Spring Market stores operate.

“Hormel Foods is proud to partner with Brookshire Grocery to support hunger-relief efforts in the communities served by the company’s stores,” said Stephanie Postma, brand manager, meat products marketing, Hormel Foods. “The Hormel® Cure 81® Hams for Hunger™ program highlights our long-standing relationship with Brookshire Grocery, and we are honored to work together and make such a substantial contribution for those in need.”

“We are very excited to partner with Hormel Foods and the Hormel® Cure 81® brand to donate almost 7,500 half hams to close to 70 food banks and food pantries in communities served by our stores,” said Brad Brookshire, Chairman and CEO. “Since our company was founded 90 years ago, giving back to the communities that support our stores has always been very important to us. We’re glad this donation will assist so many individuals in need this holiday season.”

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 with more than $13 million dollars in hams donated since its inception.

Hormel Foods will donate more than 55,000 hams to charities nationwide through the Hormel® Cure 81® Hams for Hunger™ program this holiday season.