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Hormel Foods and Kroger Donate HORMEL® CURE 81® Hams To Thousands Of Households In Need This Holiday Season


Houston, Texas

Hormel Foods Corporation and Kroger donated more than 1,000 Hormel® Cure 81® half hams Wednesday to BakerRipley to help feed those in need this holiday season.

“Hormel Foods is proud to partner with Kroger to support hunger-relief efforts in the communities served by the company’s Kroger 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 Kroger, and we are honored to work together and make such a substantial contribution for those in need.”

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 $13 million dollars in hams have been donated, feeding tens of thousands of families.

“We are proud to partner with Hormel to feed over 700 families here in Houston,” said Sparkle Anderson, Corporate Affairs Manager for The Kroger Co. “At Kroger, we are continually working toward our goal to end hunger in our communities and eliminate waste in our company by 2025. BakerRipley is a staple in the Houston community and we couldn’t have picked a better recipient for this donation.”

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

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


Kroger operates 111 retail food stores, 106 pharmacies and 81 fuel centers in Greater Houston, Southeast Texas and Southwest Louisiana. Our 16,958 Houston division associates are dedicated to our Purpose: to Feed the Human Spirit™, serving the region through food inspiration and uplift, and creating #ZeroHungerZeroWaste communities by 2025. To learn more about The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR), visit our newsroom and investor relations site.