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Hormel Foods And Shaw’s Supermarkets And Star Market Donate SKIPPY® Peanut Butter To Thousands In Greater Boston Area

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December 14, 2018

Boston, Mass.

Hormel Foods Corporation and Shaw’s and Star Market donated more than 23,000 units of SKIPPY® peanut butter Thursday to The Greater Boston Food Bank to support its vision to create a hunger-free Eastern Massachusetts within its 190 cities and towns.

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 380,000 peanut butter sandwiches, arrived at the food bank on Thursday.

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

“At Shaw’s and Star Market we are committed to helping in the fight against hunger in Massachusetts,” said Michelle Larson, Shaw’s and Star Market President. “We are proud to partner with our friends at Hormel for the SKIPPY® hunger program. This program is a great example of how we can all come together to help The Greater Boston Food Bank during the holiday season.”

*Using the National Peanut Board’s estimation/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 www.hormelfoods.com and https://csr.hormelfoods.com/.

ABOUT SHAW’S AND STAR MARKET

Shaw’s and Star Market are working to become the Favorite Local Supermarket™ in every state in which they operate. Shaw’s is one of the oldest continuously operated supermarkets in the United States with its roots dating to 1860. Star Market, a premier food retailer, has been serving Boston area customers since 1915. Throughout the five New England states, there are 153 Shaw’s and Star Market store locations employing approximately 19,000 employees. For more information about Shaw’s and Star Market, please visit www.shaws.com and www.starmarket.com or connect with us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/starmarket or http://www.facebook.com/Shaws

About The Greater Boston Food Bank

The Greater Boston Food Bank (GBFB) is the largest hunger-relief organization in New England and among the largest food banks in the country. GBFB provides the equivalent of more than 48 million healthy meals annually, distributed through its network of 530 member agencies across Eastern Massachusetts. GBFB operates four direct service programs at nearly 70 sites throughout the area. A member of Feeding America, the nation’s food bank network, GBFB serves more than 140,000 people every month in its goal to create a hunger-free Eastern Massachusetts. For more information, visit us at GBFB.org, follow us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter (@gr8bosfoodbank) and Instagram, or call us at 617.427.5200.