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Hormel Foods and Brookshire Grocery Co. donate Hormel® Cure 81® hams to thousands of households in need this holiday season


Tyler, Texas

The two companies are donating over $100,000 in hams to dozens of food banks and food kitchens this holiday season

Hormel Foods Corporation and Brookshire Grocery Co. donated 1,080 Hormel® Cure 81® half hams Tuesday to the East Texas Food Bank to help feed those in need this holiday season. In total, the two companies are donating over $100,000 in hams to dozens of food banks and food kitchens in communities where Brookshire’s, Super 1 Foods and Spring Market stores operate.

“We are very excited to work with Hormel Foods and the Hormel® Cure 81® brand to donate almost 7,000 half hams to close to 70 food banks and food pantries in communities throughout our market area this holiday season,” said Brad Brookshire, Chairman and CEO. “We hope this donation will help make the holidays a little more special for individuals and families in need.”

The makers of the Hormel® Cure 81® brand created the Hormel® Cure 81® Hams for Hunger program in 1986. 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.

“Hormel Foods is proud to partner with Brookshire’s to support hunger-relief efforts in the communities served by the company’s Brookshire’s, Super 1 Foods and Spring Market 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 Brookshire’s, and we are honored to work together and make such a substantial contribution for those in need.”

Hormel Foods will donate more than 38,000 hams to charities nationwide through the Hormel® Cure 81® Hams for Hunger program this holiday season.

About BGC

Brookshire Grocery Co. operates 177 stores in three states — Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas — with three distribution centers and four manufacturing facilities. Known for friendly service, clean stores and strong community support, BGC has been in operation since 1928.

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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®, 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 ninth 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