Hams as cure for hunger

Human Resource Development Council Gallatin Valley Food Bank receives donation of 500 hams

Thanks to a partnership with Albertsons/Safeway and Hormel Foods the Human Resources Development Council (HRDC) Gallatin Valley Food Bank received a donation of 500 hams on March 10. The hams will be distributed to customers as part of the organization’s emergency food box service, according to a press release.

“We are so grateful to receive this donation by Hormel's Cure 81 Hams for Hunger program and Albertsons/Safeway. Thank you for your support and commitment to giving back to our community,” said Jon Horn, HRDC’s Gallatin Valley Food Bank Operations Manager.

Teresa Whitney, VP, Merchandising and Marketing with Albertsons Companies Intermountain Division said Albertsons and Safeway are committed to the partnership with local food banks to address food insecurity.

“We are grateful for the wonderful relationships we have with vendor partners, such as Hormel Foods. By working together, we can combine our efforts towards the same goal to battle hunger relief and to help support local families with their basic needs,” she said.

Kelsey Tynan, Hormel® Cure 81® brand manager at Hormel Foods noted that the company is honored to be part of the collaboration and to make contributions to those in need.

Hormel Foods will donate more than 55,000 hams (an estimated retail value of $1.1 million or an equivalent of more than 1 million meals**) to charities nationwide through the Hormel® Cure 81® Hams for Hunger® program this year. ** Based on a 3-ounce portion and average boneless ham weight.

For more information about HRDC’s initiatives to address hunger, visit https://thehrdc.org/foodnutrition/.

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