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2018 Report
Our Food Journey™
Reading Program

We are proud to be a partner in a reading program for kindergartners.

We know how important it is to support education, as well as initiatives that build better communities.

From scholarship opportunities to volunteer efforts and donations, we are proud of our ongoing efforts.

Examples of Our Efforts

  • Charitable Giving

    Community Rec Center

    Hormel Foods provided a significant monetary donation and matched team member donations to help fund the building of a recreation center to serve the community of Austin, Minn., home of the company’s Corporate Office and its flagship production facility. The project is scheduled for completion in late 2019.

  • $
    Awarded In Scholarships

    Hormel Heroes Scholarships

    Hormel Foods created the Hormel Heroes Scholarship Program to support female students with military backgrounds pursuing careers in culinary arts or a program related to foodservice management. The program is administered by the National Restaurant Educational Foundation. In 2018, we awarded two $10,000 scholarships.

  • Reading Program

    Reading Program

    We are proud to be a partner in a reading program for kindergartners in Austin, Minn. The program is designed to pair working professionals with students and provides an environment where students learn the joy of reading through one-on-one interactions. Many of our team members volunteered their time to participate during the 2017-2018 school year.

  • 17
    Undergrad Scholarships Awarded
    to children of Hormel Foods employees

    Undergraduate College Scholarships

    For the 52nd consecutive year, Hormel Foods awarded 17 undergraduate college scholarships to children of full-time, retired and deceased team members of Hormel Foods and its subsidiaries. Hormel Foods has provided funds for the scholarship program since 1966, and recipients receive awards amounting to $2,000 per year for four years. These students showed exemplary scholastic abilities and leadership qualities, outstanding standardized test scores and significant involvement in their schools and communities.

  • 66

    Jennie-O Turkey Store Scholarships

    Each year, our Jennie-O Turkey Store subsidiary awards Continuing Education Scholarships in the amount of $1,000 and Golden Excellence Scholarships in the amount of $6,000 to selected sons and daughters of team members. In 2018, Jennie-O Turkey Store awarded 66 students with $1,000 scholarships and two students with $6,000 scholarships.

  • 10K
    volunteered by Jennie-O Turkey Store team members

    Team Member Volunteer Hours

    Our team members support organizations in their communities, electing to help others through monetary donations as well as volunteering their time and talents. In fact, our Jennie-O Turkey Store team members reported a total of more than 10,000 volunteer hours in 2018.* We are in the process of capturing this information for all our locations so we can include it in future reports.

*Self-reported by team members – includes work and personal time