Award-winning philanthropic program helps thousands of Guatemalan families
AUSTIN, Minn., Dec. 10, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- December marks the 10th anniversary of Hormel Foods Corporation's (HRL) first shipment of SPAMMY®, a shelf-stable poultry product fortified with vitamins and minerals the company developed to help prevent childhood malnutrition in Guatemala. Hormel Foods donates more than 2 million cans of SPAMMY® each year, which helps thousands of families.
In addition to the company's product donations, the program consists of education and engagement components. Hormel Foods has helped open more than 20 chispa centers where children develop skills at six stations: English, computer, psychomotor development, arts and crafts, imagination and sports. Each year, the company hosts engagement trips for its team members to learn more about the program and to help out. In addition, the company and its employees have provided several scholarships to help further the education of children.
To commemorate the 10th anniversary, the company is holding a Project SPAMMY® Week. During the week, the 2019 employee engagement trip opportunities will be announced, and stories and videos about Project SPAMMY® and its impact will be showcased. An employee fundraising drive is also taking place to help raise additional funds for scholarships and chispa center supplies.
For more information about Project SPAMMY® and the company's philanthropic efforts, please visit https://csr.hormelfoods.com/communities/
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Hormel Foods Corporation, based in Austin, Minn., is a global branded food company with over $9 billion in annual revenues across more than 80 countries worldwide. Its brands include SKIPPY®, SPAM®, Hormel® Natural Choice®, Applegate®, Justin's®, Wholly Guacamole®, Hormel® Black Label®, Columbus® and more than 30 other beloved brands. The company is a member of the S&P 500 Index and the S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats, was named one of "The 100 Best Corporate Citizens" by Corporate Responsibility Magazine for the tenth year in a row, and has received numerous other awards and accolades for its corporate responsibility and community service efforts. In 2016, the company celebrated its 125th anniversary and announced its new vision for the future — Inspired People. Inspired Food.™ — focusing on its legacy of innovation. For more information, visit www.hormelfoods.com and http://csr.hormelfoods.com/.
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