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Hormel Foods, Albertsons, Vons Donate SKIPPY® Peanut Butter to Thousands of Children in Need This Summer

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June 15, 2018

San Diego, Calif.

Hormel Foods Corporation, in partnership with Albertsons and Vons stores, donated 24,840 units of SKIPPY® peanut butter Tuesday to the Jacobs and Cushman San Diego Food Bank to support its School’s Out, Hunger’s Not Summer Food Drive.

The Schools’ Out, Hunger’s Not Summer Food Drive targets children living in poverty that stop receiving free meals at school when school is out for summer and often face hunger at home. In many cases, families are forced to rely on the food bank to feed their children over the summer months.

“Hormel Foods is proud to partner with Albertsons and Vons to support hunger-relief efforts in the communities served by Albertsons and Vons stores,” said Aly Sill, brand manager at Hormel Foods. “The SKIPPY® hunger program highlights our long-standing relationship with Albertsons and Vons, and we are honored to work together and make a contribution for those in need.”

“We are very excited to work with Hormel Foods and the SKIPPY® brand to donate almost 25,000 jars of peanut butter to address the problem of child hunger over the summer months in the San Diego area,” said Shane Dorcheus, President of Albertsons Companies’ Southern California Division, which operates Albertsons, Vons, and Pavilions stores throughout the region. “We hope this donation will help make the summer a little more enjoyable for individuals and families in need.”

“We are humbled and so incredibly grateful to the SKIPPY® brand and Albertsons and Vons for donating nearly 25,000 jars of peanut butter to support our School’s Out, Hunger’s Not Summer Food Drive,” said James Floros, president and CEO at San Diego Food Bank. “This amazing donation will be a huge support for the Food Bank to boost our food supply as we provide vital hunger-relief services to local children and families in need. Peanut butter is gold in the food banking world because it is a remarkable source of protein for the children we serve. It is shelf stable and one jar can provide more than 12 sandwiches. On behalf of the Food Bank’s staff and family of volunteers, we extend our gratitude to the SKIPPY® brand and Albertsons for helping us feed children in need this summer.”

The makers of the SKIPPY® peanut butter created the hunger program this year. The program involves a partnership between Hormel Foods and grocery retailers across the country, and is part of the company’s philanthropic efforts that focus on hunger and education. In fact, in 2016, Hormel Foods donated $10.9 million in cash and product donations.

The donation was announced at the San Diego Food Bank’s Day to Donate LIVE Drive, hosted by Albertsons and Vons at the Murphy Canyon Vons location in San Diego.

ABOUT ALBERTSONS/VONS/PAVILIONS

ABS, Vons, Pavilions comprise the Southern California Division of Albertsons Companies, operating more than 300 stores throughout the region. Albertsons Companies is one of the largest food and drug retailers in the United States, with both a strong local presence and national scale. Albertsons Companies is committed to helping people across the country live better lives by making a meaningful difference, neighborhood by neighborhood. In 2017 alone, along with the Albertsons Companies Foundation, the company gave nearly $300 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 veterans outreach.

ABOUT JACOBS & CUSHMAN SAN DIEGO FOOD BANK

The Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank and our North County Food Bank chapter comprise the largest hunger-relief organization in San Diego County. Last year, the Food Bank distributed 26 million pounds of food, and the Food Bank serves, on average, 370,000 people per month in San Diego County. Through our North County Food Bank chapter and by partnering with more than 400 nonprofits with feeding programs, the Food Bank provides nutritious food to individuals and families in need in communities throughout San Diego County.

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 tenth 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/.