In 2013, we continued our domestic and international commitment to doing our part to end hunger, what we call the “On Our Way to Ending Hunger” program. Within the pillars of Nourish, Collaborate and Motivate, we forged important partnerships that provided local assistance through donations to hunger relief organizations.
Donated 52 million individual meals
Hormel Foods donated an estimated 52 million individual meals through 2013 On Our Way to Ending Hunger efforts (using the Feeding America estimation of $1 donated = 8 meals).
Contributed 2.4 million pounds of product
Hormel Foods contributed 2.4 million pounds of product to food banks, local food shelves and feeding programs in 2013.
Donated 3,456 cans of Hormel® chili with beans, Stagg® chili and Hormel® Mary Kitchen® roast beef hash
We contributed 3,456 cans of Hormel® chili with beans, Stagg® chili and Hormel® Mary Kitchen® roast beef hash to the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Honolulu eighth annual Canstruction competition. All product was donated to the Hawaii Foodbank after the event.
Project SPAMMY® employee engagement trips
Since 2012, Hormel Foods employees have traveled to Guatemala to participate firsthand in Project SPAMMY®, the company’s effort to help malnourished children in Guatemala in partnership with Food for the Poor and Caritas Arquidiocesana. As part of the effort, Hormel Foods provides SPAMMY®, a shelf-stable poultry product fortified with vitamins and minerals. During their time in Guatemala, employees and their families have learned more about the Guatemalan culture, interacted with the children involved in Project SPAMMY® and participated in project operations.
In fiscal year 2013, we donated 2.4 million cans of SPAMMY® through our partnership with Food for the Poor and Caritas Arquidiocesana, and 44 employees made the journey to Guatemala.
Donated 1,400 pounds of product as part of Chilimania
The Beloit (Wis.) Plant sponsored the 24th annual Chilimania festival in Edgerton, Wis., an event that attracts 3,000-4,000 spectators and 60 cooks. Plant representatives offered Hormel® chili samples and CHI-CHI’S® chips and salsa throughout the event, and the plant matched public donations from the festival’s canned food drive, sending 1,400 pounds of product to the Outreach Community Food Pantry.
Donated more than $220,000 to local plant communities
As part of the Hormel Foods Plant Community Donation Program, the company donated more than $220,000 to local charities in 21 communities.