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Reading Program

We are proud to be a partner in a one-on-one reading program for kindergartners in Austin, Minn.

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

  • $
    20K
    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 2016, 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 partnerships. Many of our employees volunteered their time to participate during the 2015-2016 school year.

  • $
    100K
    Donated
    to construct a new CentraCare Health medical facility in Long Prairie

    Building A Healthy Community Donation

    Our Dan’s Prize subsidiary (Long Prairie, Minn.) donated $100,000 to the Building a Healthy Community campaign to construct a new CentraCare Health medical facility in Long Prairie. The new medical campus will replace an existing 60-year-old facility that will better serve the rural community. Construction of the new facility is expected to be completed in 2017.

  • 16
    Undergrad Scholarships Awarded
    to children of Hormel Foods employees

    Undergraduate College Scholarships

    For the 50th consecutive year, Hormel Foods awarded 16 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.

  • $
    500K
    To Destination Playground

    Jennie-O Turkey Store Destination Playground Initiative

    Our Jennie-O Turkey Store subsidiary donated $500,000 to the Destination Playground initiative in Willmar, Minn. The funds will be used to build a community playground that will offer a place for all children to play and will include handicapped-accessible equipment

  • 3
    Golden Excellence Scholarships
    awarded

    Jennie-O Turkey Store Golden Excellence Scholarship Program

    Since the Jennie-O Turkey Store Golden Excellence Scholarship Program began 33 years ago, 90 sons and daughters of team members have received Golden Excellence Scholarships totaling more than $400,000. Scholarship recipients are chosen primarily based on their exceptional scholastic abilities, including grade point averages and college entrance exam scores. In 2016, Jennie-O Turkey Store awarded three Golden Excellence Scholarships.