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Hy-Vee Partners with Hormel Foods and First Responders to Give Away 5,250 Hams


West Des Moines , Iowa

Hy-Vee’s Hams for the Holidays Campaign Feeds Families in Need

Hy-Vee, Inc. is announcing a partnership with Hormel Foods and first responders in 19 cities across the Midwest for its second annual Hy-Vee Hams for the Holidays campaign. Over the next two weeks, Hy-Vee will hand out 5,250 Hormel® Cure 81® hams to families in need throughout the company’s eight-state region.

“We are fortunate to have great partners to help us give back to the community during the holiday season,” said Randy Edeker, chairman of the board, CEO and president of Hy-Vee. “Last year’s events were incredibly successful, and we are excited to expand our efforts this year to reach even more families in the communities that we serve. By working with our valued supplier Hormel and first responders, we can make a far greater impact than any one of us could alone.”

Hy-Vee’s Hams for the Holidays donations come from the Hormel® Cure 81® Hams for Hunger™ program that was founded in 1989. The program involves a partnership between Hormel Foods and grocery retailers across the country. Throughout the years, more than $13 million in hams have been donated, feeding tens of thousands of families.

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

Between Wednesday, Dec. 12, and Thursday, Dec. 20, Hy-Vee employees and first responders will hand out free hams to those in need in the following locations. The events will last for two hours or until all hams are distributed, whichever occurs first.

Dates Event Location
Wednesday, Dec. 12
4 p.m. start time
National Guard Armory
1715 Marion Road, S.E.
Rochester, Minnesota
Saturday, Dec. 15
8 a.m. start time
Marshalltown Hy-Vee
802 S. Center St.
Marshalltown, Iowa
Saturday, Dec. 15
9 a.m. start time
Centerville Hy-Vee Dollar Fresh
609 N. 18th St.
Centerville, Iowa
Saturday, Dec. 15
11 a.m. start time
West Hy-Vee
3800 Lincoln Way
Ames, Iowa
Saturday, Dec. 15
12:30 p.m. start time
Osceola Hy-Vee Dollar Fresh
510 W. McLane St.
Osceola, Iowa
Saturday, Dec. 15
12 p.m. start time
Madison Park
3101 W. Harmon Highway
Peoria, Illinois
Saturday, Dec. 15
2 p.m. start time
Jefferson Hy-Vee
106 W. Washington St.
Jefferson, Iowa
Saturday, Dec. 15
3:30 p.m. start time
Creston Hy-Vee Dollar Fresh
600 Sheldon St.
Creston, Iowa
Saturday, Dec. 15
4 p.m. start time
The Fairbanks Community Center
1126 N. Broadway Ave.
Springfield, Missouri
Saturday, Dec. 15
4:30 p.m. start time
Carroll Hy-Vee
905 U.S. Highway 30, W.
Carroll, Iowa
Saturday, Dec. 15
7 p.m. start time
Denison Hy-Vee
1426 Broadway
Denison, Iowa
Monday, Dec. 17
4 p.m. start time
Boys & Girls Club
4619 Jenewein Road
Fitchburg, Wisconsin
Monday, Dec. 17
4 p.m. start time
Iowa City Police Department Substation
1067 Highway 6, E.
Iowa City, Iowa
Monday, Dec. 17
4 p.m. start time
Evelyn Davis Park
1400 Forest Ave.
Des Moines, Iowa
Tuesday, Dec. 18
1 p.m. start time
Sabathani Community Center
310 E. 38th St.
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Tuesday, Dec. 18
4 p.m. start time
Goose Creek Park
6000 Scott St.
Davenport, Iowa
Tuesday, Dec. 18
5 p.m. start time
Hospitality House
1220 Logan Ave., N.
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Wednesday, Dec. 19
4 p.m. start time
KCPD East Precinct
2640 Prospect Ave.
Kansas City, Missouri
Wednesday, Dec. 19
4 p.m. start time
Former Borders Book Store (parking lot)
700 New Hampshire
Lawrence, Kansas
Thursday, Dec. 20
4 p.m. start time
Lincoln Police Department Substation
1501 Holdrege St.
Lincoln, Nebraska
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About Hy-Vee, Inc.

Hy-Vee, Inc. is an employee-owned corporation operating more than 245 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 80,000 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 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