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Hormel Foods and Hy-Vee, Inc. Donate More Than 26,000 Jars of SKIPPY® Peanut Butter to Kansas City Area Food Bank


Kansas City, Mo.

Hormel Foods and Hy-Vee, Inc. donated more than 26,000 units of SKIPPY® peanut butter Friday to Harvesters – The Community Food Bank to support its mission to feed hungry people today and work to end hunger tomorrow in northwestern Missouri and northeastern Kansas.

The donation was part of the hunger program created by the makers of SKIPPY® peanut butter in 2018. 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. The peanut butter – enough to make more than 370,000 peanut butter sandwiches, arrived at Harvesters – The Community Food Bank on Friday, Sept. 21.

Additionally, the donation was part of the many activities Hy-Vee has planned across its eight-state territory for National Family Meals Month.

“Through Hormel Food Corporation and its popular SKIPPY® brand, and the great work of Harvesters – the Community Food Network, we can all help play a role in addressing the issue of hunger here in the Kansas City metro area,” said Drew Holmes, senior regional vice president of Hy-Vee’s Kansas City market. “Hy-Vee and Hormel Foods care about our customers, and this is a great way to give back to our communities and to encourage families to eat a wholesome meal together during National Family Meals Month.”

“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 Hy-Vee for joining this effort and thank the community food bank for its work serving the community. Hormel Foods and the SKIPPY® brand are proud to give back to the Kansas City metro area.”

About Hy-Vee, Inc.

Hy-Vee, Inc. is an employee-owned corporation operating more than 245 retail stores across eight Midwestern states with sales of $10 billion annually. The supermarket chain is synonymous with quality, variety, convenience, healthy lifestyles, culinary expertise and superior customer service. Hy-Vee ranks in the Top 10 Most Trusted Brands and has been named one of America’s Top 5 favorite grocery stores. The company’s more than 80,000 employees provide “A Helpful Smile in Every Aisle” to customers every day. For additional information, visit

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 and