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Hormel Foods Partners with Convoy of Hope


Springfield, Mo.

An estimated 50,000 meals were packed on November 14

Members of Hormel Foods came together on November 14 to pack more than 50,000 meals as part of their partnership with Convoy of Hope.

More than 200 Hormel Foods staff convened at the U.S. Bank Stadium in downtown Minneapolis, Minn. to help Convoy as part of the Foodservice team’s national sales meeting. They enlisted the help of The Pack Shack, an organization that assists nonprofits by bringing people together to pack meals.

“We are grateful Hormel Foods continually shows up in times of great need for our organization and our country,” says Bill Whitworth, Convoy of Hope’s procurement director. “Convoy of Hope would not be able to do the work we do without partners like Hormel Foods by our side during times of disaster. The food packing event will help us supply meals to people who need help and hope.”

Hormel Foods originally helped support Convoy of Hope Community Events, which provide groceries, haircuts, dental screenings and other services to families in need. The partnership quickly expanded to include disaster relief efforts and other Convoy of Hope programs.

About Convoy of Hope

Convoy of Hope is a faith- based organization with a driving passion to feed the world. With a long history as an early responder in times of natural disasters, Convoy of Hope has been a Four Star Charity as recognized by Charity Navigator for 15 consecutive years. Convoy of Hope has served more than 100 million people since it was founded in 1994. For more information, please visit

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