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2018 Report
Our Food Journey™
Cash & Product Donations

We donated more than $15 million in cash and products in 2018 – a company record.

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 where we operate. These areas closely align with our business initiatives, and over the years we’ve learned they are also the areas our employees are most passionate about.

We are pleased to report that in 2018 we donated more than $15 million in cash and products – a company record. This includes $7.2 million in hunger donations, our donation of 2.5 million cans of SPAMMY® (a shelf-stable poultry product to help prevent childhood malnutrition in Guatemala), and more than $967,000 in education donations.


Hunger Donations
including products we donated to food banks and 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. 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.

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