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Our Food Journey™ 2020 Report


cash & product donations

We donated more than $8.2 million in cash and products in 2020.

Notable 2020 Donations

Cans of SPAMMY®
To 40 Charities
in our communities
through Hams for Hunger® program

*Using the estimation of 3 ounces = one meal.

Being a good neighbor

At Hormel Foods, we’re inspired to help others. For us there is no daylight between good citizenship and good business. From cash and product donations to scholarships and volunteer initiatives, we continually look for ways to do our part in making the world a better place.

We focus our philanthropic efforts on three areas: hunger, education and supporting the local communities in which we operate. These areas closely align with our business initiatives, and over the years we’ve learned they are also the areas our team members are most passionate about.

In 2020, we helped people impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and continued our commitment to helping end hunger around the world. We are pleased to report that we donated $8.2 million in cash and products. This includes $6.4 million in hunger-relief donations, our donation of 1.9 million cans of SPAMMY® (a shelf-stable poultry product to help prevent childhood malnutrition in Guatemala) and more than $1 million in education donations. We also announced our Inspired Pathways program, which will provide the opportunity of a free two-year college education for the dependent children of our team members.


Hunger-Relief Donations
including donations for COVID-19 and our disaster-relief efforts
Education Donations
including cash donations made through our Matching Gifts Program

The Hormel Foundation

The Hormel Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization established in 1941 by George A. Hormel and his son, Jay C. Hormel. The Hormel Foundation supports charitable, educational and scientific organizations in Austin, Minn., including The Hormel Institute. It is one of the top giving foundations in Minnesota. Learn more about The Hormel Foundation.

The Hormel Institute

Started in 1942 by Jay C. Hormel, The Hormel Institute has a seven-decade history of making significant scientific discoveries aimed at improving the health of the world. For the past 20 years, The Hormel Institute has targeted its cutting-edge research on better ways to prevent, detect and treat cancer. Learn more about The Hormel Institute.