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Hormel Foods and Safeway Donate SKIPPY® Peanut Butter To Thousands In North Coastal California


Santa Rosa, Calif.

Hormel Foods Corporation and Safeway donated more than 7,000 jars of SKIPPY® peanut butter Wednesday to the Redwood Empire Food Bank to support its mission to end hunger in the north coastal California.

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 115,000 peanut butter sandwiches* – will help the Redwood Empire Food Bank keep its warehouse shelves stocked for distribution through its programs and 170 partner organizations.

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

“Safeway takes great pride in giving back to the communities it serves,” said Wendy Gutshall, director of public and government affairs at Safeway. “We’re excited to work in collaboration with Hormel Foods to help feed families in need this holiday season.”

*Using the National Peanut Board’s calculation of 1 oz. of peanut butter = 1 peanut butter sandwich
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