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Hormel Foods, Albertsons And Safeway Donate HORMEL® CURE 81® Hams and SKIPPY® Peanut Butter To Thousands Of Households In Need This Holiday Season


Phoenix, Ariz.

Hormel Foods Corporation, Albertsons and Safeway donated more than 1,000 Hormel® CURE 81® half hams and more than 12,000 jars of SKIPPY® peanut butter on Tuesday to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul in Phoenix, Ariz.

This massive donation came just in time for the holidays and will help feed thousands of families in need this season. The donation will support the organization’s holiday food drive at Safeway and Albertsons locations throughout the Phoenix area and its mission to serve the poor and provide others with the opportunity to serve.

“Hormel Foods is proud to partner with Albertsons to support hunger-relief efforts in the communities served by the company’s stores,” said Megan Elliott Hormel® Cure 81® brand manager at Hormel Foods. “The Hormel® Cure 81® Hams for Hunger® program, as well as our SKIPPY® peanut butter donation, highlights our long-standing relationship with Albertsons, and we are honored to work together and make such a substantial contribution for those in need.”

Hormel Foods will donate more than 55,000 hams (an estimated retail value of $1.1 million or an equivalent of more than *1 million meals) to charities nationwide through the Hormel® Cure 81® Hams for Hunger® program this holiday season.

“Safeway is proud to partner with Hormel Foods and St. Vincent de Paul for this massive food donation that will provide much needed food for the St. Vincent de Paul pantry. At Albertsons Safeway, the elimination of hunger is a top priority,” said Nancy Keane with Public Affairs at Albertsons and Safeway.

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 $15 million dollars in hams have been donated, feeding tens of thousands of families.

* Based on a 3 oz. portion and average boneless ham weight
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 and


Albertsons Companies, Inc. is one of the largest foods and drug retailers in the United States, with both a strong local presence and national scale. Albertsons Cos. operates stores across 34 states and the District of Columbia under 20 well-known banners including Albertsons, Safeway, Vons, Jewel-Osco, Shaw’s, Acme, Tom Thumb, Randalls, United Supermarkets, Pavilions, Star Market, Haggen and Carrs, as well as meal kit company Plated based in New York City. Albertsons Cos. is committed to helping people across the country live better lives by making a meaningful difference, neighborhood by neighborhood. In 2018 alone, along with the Albertsons Companies Foundation, the Company gave over $262 million in food and financial support. These efforts helped millions of people in the areas of hunger relief, education, cancer research and treatment, programs for people with disabilities and veteran’s outreach.