FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Hormel Foods and Honey Bee Produce Company to donate 4,790 pounds of Hormel® Cure 81® hams to those in need this holiday season
WHO Hormel Foods Corporation and Honey Bee Produce Company
WHEN Thursday, December 14, 10:30a.m.
WHAT Honey Bee Produce and Hormel will donate 958 Hormel® Cure 81® half hams— approx. 4,790 pounds of ham to Utah Food Bank to help feed those in need this holiday season.
VISUALS: Honey Bee Produce Company, Hormel, and Utah Food Bank associates will load Utah Food Bank’s truck with hams.
WHERE: Honey Bee Produce Company, 1212 East Draper Parkway, Draper UT
Salt Lake City, UT., (Dec. 14, 2017) – Hormel Foods Corporation and Honey Bee Produce Company will donate 958 Hormel® Cure 81® half hams to Utah Food Bank to help feed those in need this holiday season.
“Hormel Foods and Honey Bee Produce Company are proud to support hunger-relief efforts across Utah,” said Stephanie Postma, brand manager, meat products marketing, Hormel Foods. “The Hormel® Cure 81® Hams for Hunger program highlights our long-standing relationship with Honey Bee Produce Company and we are honored to work together and make such a substantial contribution for those in need.”
The makers of the Hormel® Cure 81® brand created the Hormel® Cure 81® Hams for Hunger program in 1986. The program involves a partnership between Hormel Foods and grocery retailers across the country. Throughout the years, more than $13 million dollars in hams have been donated, feeding tens of thousands of families.
“We are very excited to work with Hormel Foods and the Hormel® Cure 81® brand to donate 900 hams to Utah Food Bank this holiday season,” said Reagan Puffer, Honey Bee Produce Company Store Director. “We hope this donation will help make the holidays a little more special for individuals and families in need.”
The brand will donate more than 38,000 hams to charities nationwide through the Hormel® Cure 81® Hams for Hunger program this holiday season, including 958 hams to Utah Food Bank.
“Utah Food Bank would like to express our sincerest gratitude to Hormel Foods and Honey Bee Produce for their dedication to fighting hunger statewide,” said Ginette Bott, Utah Food Bank Chief Development Officer. “These hams will go a long way to help some of the 392,000 Utahns struggling with hunger, this holiday season and beyond.
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 revenue across 75 countries worldwide. Its brands include SKIPPY®, SPAM®, Hormel® Natural Choice®, Applegate®, Justin’s®, 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 ninth 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 www.hormelfoods.com and https://csr.hormelfoods.com/.
About Honey Bee Produce Company
Honey Bee Produce Company is the newest and coolest locally owned and independent grocery store in Utah. With the first location in Draper, Honey Bee is flying in to offer the best farm fresh produce, hundreds of local products made right here in Utah, and delish specialty items. Stop by our Hive Eatery for our In-Flight meals. Also offering online shopping at honeybeeproducecompany.com
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