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2017 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

  • $
    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 2017, 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 employees volunteered their time to participate during the 2016-2017 school year.

  • 17
    Undergrad Scholarships Awarded
    to children of Hormel Foods employees

    Undergraduate College Scholarships

    For the 51st consecutive year, Hormel Foods awarded 17 undergraduate college scholarships to children of full-time, retired and deceased employees 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.

  • 67

    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 2017, Jennie-O Turkey Store awarded 65 students with a $1,000 scholarship and two students with a $6,000 scholarship.

  • 25K
    volunteered by Jennie-O Turkey Store employees

    Employee Volunteer Hours

    We know our employees support organizations in their communities to help others through financial donations as well as volunteering their time and talents. In fact, our Jennie-O Turkey Store employees reported a total of almost 25,000 volunteer hours in 2017.* We are in the process of capturing this information for all our locations so we can include in future reports.

*Self-reported by employees – includes work and personal time