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Hormel Foods Donation Helps Fight Hunger in Willmar



Jennie-O Willmar Corporate Office, Benson Avenue Plant and Willmar Avenue Plant, the local manufacturing facility owned by Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE: HRL), announced today that it has donated $10,000 to the Kandiyohi County Food Shelf to help fight hunger in the community as part of the company’s Hunger Action Month efforts.

The Willmar locations has donated funds to this organization in 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019 and 2021.

“Supporting those in need is a passion and priority for our entire Willmar Plant team,” said John Hotek, plant manager of the Jennie-O Willmar plant. “As a food company, we are uniquely positioned to embrace the mission of fighting hunger in our community. We are proud to partner with the Kandiyohi County Food Shelf in providing some relief to those facing this challenge.”

This is the 12th consecutive year Hormel Foods has given funds to its locations to share with nonprofits in their respective communities to fight hunger. In 2021, Hormel Foods donated $370,000 to 44 local hunger-relief organizations. Through this program, disaster-relief efforts and other donations, Hormel Foods contributed $6.6 million in cash and product donations to help address hunger in 2021.

As a leading corporate citizen, Hormel Foods remains committed to fighting hunger around the world and in the communities where our team members work and live. By working with organizations at a local level, our locations have found great success in helping meet the needs of their community.

Additional information about the company’s hunger-relief efforts is available in the Hormel Foods Global Impact Report.

About Hormel Foods – Inspired People. Inspired Food.

Hormel Foods Corporation, based in Austin, Minn., is a global branded food company with over $11 billion in annual revenue across more than 80 countries worldwide. Its brands include Planters®, SKIPPY®, SPAM®, Hormel® Natural Choice®, Applegate®, Justin’s®, Wholly®, Hormel® Black Label®, Columbus®, Jennie-O® 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 on the “Global 2000 World’s Best Employers” list by Forbes magazine for three years, is one of Fortune magazine’s most admired companies, has appeared on the “100 Best Corporate Citizens” list by 3BL Media 13 times, and has received numerous other awards and accolades for its corporate responsibility and community service efforts. The company lives by its purpose statement — Inspired People. Inspired Food.™ — to bring some of the world’s most trusted and iconic brands to tables across the globe. For more information, visit and