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Hy-Vee and Hormel Foods Spread Smiles with 11,000-Pound Donation of SKIPPY® Peanut Butter to Food Banks Across the Midwest


West Des Moines, Iowa

Hy-Vee, Inc., in conjunction with Hormel Foods, announces today the two organizations are donating more than 11,000 pounds of SKIPPY® creamy peanut butter to 11 food banks across Hy-Vee’s eight-state region.

The donation is 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 hefty peanut butter donation equates to more than 184,467 peanut butter sandwiches. Locally, the donation would supply enough peanut butter to make approximately 16,300 sandwiches

“Through our partnership with Hormel Foods and its popular SKIPPY® brand, we can address the issue of hunger here in the Midwest,” said Craig Clasen, Hy-Vee’s senior vice president of retail business development. “Hy-Vee and Hormel Foods care about our customers, and this is a great way to give back to our communities.”

The 11,000 pounds of SKIPPY® peanut butter will be spread among 11 different communities. Food banks in each of the following locations will receive 1,000 pounds of peanut butter:

  • Austin, Minnesota
  • Fremont, Nebraska
  • Jefferson City, Missouri
  • Kirksville, Missouri
  • LeMars, Iowa
  • Muscatine, Iowa
  • Norfolk, Nebraska
  • Ottumwa, Iowa
  • Quincy, Illinois
  • St. Joseph, Missouri
  • Yankton, South Dakota

“Protein is a much-needed item for households, and peanut butter is a terrific protein option,” said Doug Johnston, senior customer executive at Hormel Foods. “We want to thank Hy-Vee for joining this effort and thank the local food banks for serving their communities. Hormel Foods and the SKIPPY® brand are proud to give back to the communities Hy-Vee serves.”

About Hy-Vee, Inc.

Hy-Vee, Inc. is an employee-owned corporation operating more than 265 retail stores across eight Midwestern states with sales of $10 billion annually. The supermarket chain is synonymous with quality, variety, convenience, healthy lifestyles, culinary expertise and superior customer service. Hy-Vee ranks in the Top 10 Most Trusted Brands and has been named one of America’s Top 5 favorite grocery stores. The company’s more than 83,000 employees provide “A Helpful Smile in Every Aisle” to customers every day. For additional information, 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 11th 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