Hormel sends food to Sandy victims

Published 9:51 am Monday, November 5, 2012

Hormel Foods Corp. is reaching out to Hurricane Sandy victims.

The Austin-based company announced Friday a donation of four semitrailer loads of product, including two semitrailers of Hormel Compleats microwave meals — which is about 110,400 meals — and two semi-trailers of Hormel pizza toppings white chicken cuts — which is approximately 156,000 packs. The donation will go to Feeding America food banks.

“Our thoughts are with those affected by this devastating event,” said Julie Craven, vice president of corporate communications at Hormel. “As relief efforts begin, we hope these meals will provide a source of nourishment for so many in need.”

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Hormel Compleats are 10-ounce meals with chicken, beef or turkey, as well as vegetables and pasta, potatoes or rice. They do not need to be frozen or refrigerated and can be microwaved in the tray in 60 seconds. Additionally, these meals are fully cooked and can be eaten straight from the package for those without access to electricity.

The chicken cuts are fully cooked and can added as a protein source to a variety of meals.

In addition to Hormel’s disaster relief efforts for Sandy victims, Hormel helps those in need throughout the world. Through its “On Our Way to Ending Hunger” program, Hormel collaborates with retailers, nonprofits and the government on hunger relief efforts, nourishes the hungry in the U.S. and abroad, and motivates individuals and corporate partners to take action to fight hunger. In fiscal 2011, Hormel donated more than $5 million.