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Fareway And Hormel Foods Partner to Donate SKIPPY® Peanut Butter, Providing For Families In Need

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Omaha, Neb.

Fareway Stores, Inc. recently partnered with the makers of SKIPPY® peanut butter to donate more than 5,500 pounds of peanut butter to those in need this holiday season.

The hunger program, created in 2018 by Hormel Foods, is part of a philanthropic effort that focuses on hunger and education. From October 28, 2018, through April 28, 2019, Fareway stores participated in the campaign, earning peanut butter to donate to a hunger partner of choice.

“We are proud to join Hormel Foods in providing a donation of more than 5,500 jars of SKIPPY® peanut butter to the Food Bank for the Heartland,” said Fareway President and CEO Reynolds W. Cramer. “This equates to nearly 90,000 peanut butter sandwiches[1], a protein-rich option for families in need.”

“Protein is a much-needed item for households, and peanut butter is a terrific protein option,” said Doug Johnston, senior customer executive at Hormel Foods. “We want to thank Fareway for joining this effort and thank the local food banks for serving their communities. Hormel Foods and the SKIPPY® brand are proud to give back to the communities Fareway serves.”

“We are grateful to Fareway and Hormel Foods for this generous donation of peanut butter,” said Brian Barks, president and CEO of Food Bank for the Heartland. “A staple item in many families’ pantries, peanut butter is also among the most distributed items at the Food Bank. This donation will feed children, families and seniors across Nebraska and western Iowa.”

[1] Source: National Peanut Board
About Fareway

Fareway Stores, Inc. is a growing Midwest grocery company currently operating 122 stores in Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, Nebraska and South Dakota. Fareway holds family values in the highest regard, demonstrating integrity, fairness, and honesty in relationships with customers, employees, vendors, and suppliers. Visit Fareway.com for more information.

About Hormel Foods – Inspired People. Inspired Food.

Hormel Foods Corporation, based in Austin, Minn., is a global branded food company with over $9 billion in annual revenues across 75 countries worldwide. Its brands include SKIPPY®, SPAM®, Hormel® Natural Choice®, Applegate®, Justin’s®, Columbus®, Wholly® guacamole, Hormel® Black Label® and more than 30 other beloved brands. The company is a member of the S&P 500 Index and the S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats, was named one of “The 100 Best Corporate Citizens” by Corporate Responsibility Magazine for the 11th year in a row, and has received numerous other awards and accolades for its corporate responsibility and community service efforts. In 2016, the company celebrated its 125th anniversary and announced its new vision for the future – Inspired People. Inspired Food.™ – focusing on its legacy of innovation. For more information, visit www.hormelfoods.com and https://csr.hormelfoods.com/.

About Food Bank for the Heartland (a member of Feeding America):

Food Bank for the Heartland is a private 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in Omaha, Nebraska that acts as a central clearinghouse distributing food to nearly 600 network partners across 77 counties in Nebraska and 16 counties in western Iowa. Food Bank for the Heartland provided more than 22 million meals in FY 2019 helping thousands of children, families, seniors, veterans, and others in need. For more information, visit www.FoodBankHeartland.org.