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Community Support

Inspired to help others


On a brisk Saturday morning in November, volunteers and area organizations in Austin, Minnesota, were busy getting everything ready for an event to help others in the community. Tables were being set up, groceries were being placed into bags and barber chairs were being brought in for haircuts.

Hormel Foods Recognized with the Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Proclamation

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AUSTIN, Minn., December 6, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Hormel Foods (NYSE: HRL) announced today that it was recognized by the state of Minnesota with the Beyond the Yellow Ribbon proclamation. Minnesota Lt. Governor Tina Smith, Major General Jon Jensen, Adjutant General Minnesota National Guard, joined Jim Sheehan, senior vice president and chief financial officer at Hormel Foods, and hundreds of employees for the ceremony.

Beyond The Yellow Ribbon

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Hormel Foods was recognized by the Minnesota Department of Military Affairs for making the support and care of service members, veterans and their families a priority. Our veteran employees share what the the Beyond the Yellow Ribbon distinction means to them.

Hams For Hunger - East Texas Food Bank

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Hormel Foods Corporation and Brookshire Grocery Co. donated 1,080 Hormel® Cure 81® half hams to the East Texas Food Bank to help feed those in need this holiday season. In total, the two companies are donating over $100,000 in hams to dozens of food banks and food kitchens in communities where Brookshire’s, Super 1 Foods and Spring Market stores operate.

Hormel Foods and Jennie-O Turkey Store Help Provide Thanksgiving Meal for Those Affected by Hurricane Harvey

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AUSTIN, Minn., November 28, 2017 /3BL Media/ — Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE: HRL) and its subsidiary Jennie-O Turkey Store donated turkeys and hams for a Thanksgiving meal and event for around 1,000 people affected by Hurricane Harvey and others in need on Nov. 22. The event took place at Celebration of Life Church in Baytown, Texas, and featured a musical performance by Mandisa, an American gospel and contemporary Christian recording artist and former American Idol contestant.

We’re Inspired

What inspires the company’s 19,000 workers? We want to know

by Mary Burich

Inspiration. Tricky to define, but you know it when you see it. And make no mistake…you see a lot of it at Hormel Foods.

The company’s newly coined purpose statement – Inspired People. Inspired Food.™ – is all about it, and with good reason. Helping workers feel inspired and free to tap into their inspiration is serious business for the global food company. So is understanding that people are unique and thus, inspired in myriad ways.

Bringing More Than a Hot Meal

How the Hormel® Compleats® brand & Meals on Wheels are fighting senior hunger

By Rick Williamson

Jason Baskin knows a thing or two about quick, tasty and easy meals. Baskin is the senior brand manager for Hormel® Compleats® microwave meals and has spent the last four years making sure the brand delivers a satisfying and convenient meal in 60 seconds.

“Our brand is the go-to solution for people who want an easy meal that’s tasty and satisfying.”

What he and his team found, however, is that there is another population that sees the Hormel® Compleats® products as so much more.

What’s the Buzz?

Justin’s makes a beeline to the pollinators

By Alyssa Shelasky

With Justin’s pollinator efforts at the center of the humane, earth-friendly company, we spoke to Alyssa Harding, external relations manager at Justin’s, to find out what all the buzz is about.

(Note: These quotes were delivered by Harding and represent the collective voice of Justin’s.)

Bees. They’re not something we necessarily have empathy for. But Justin’s says we should. Why?

Hormel Foods Announces 2017 Hormel Heroes Scholarship Recipients

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AUSTIN, Minn., November 13, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE: HRL) today announced the recipients of its $10,000 2017 Hormel Heroes Scholarships. The Hormel Heroes Scholarship Program was created by Hormel Foods to support female students with military backgrounds pursuing careers in culinary arts or a foodservice management related program, and is administered by the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF).

Hormel Foods Earns 100 Percent on Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 16th Annual Scorecard on LGBTQ Workplace Equality

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AUSTIN, Minn., November 9, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE: HRL) today announced that it received a perfect score of 100 percent on the 2018 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) workplace equality, administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. Hormel Foods joined the ranks of 609 major U.S. businesses that also earned top marks this year.


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