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.