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
$20KAwarded 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.
17Undergrad Scholarships Awardedto 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.
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.
10KHoursvolunteered 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.