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Hormel donates 75,000 pounds of food to help needy families

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June 26, 2020, Toronto, Ont. – Hormel Foods Canada is donating more than 75,000 pounds of Hormel Gatherings® party trays, which equate to about 75,000 meals, to Second Harvest, Canada’s largest food recovery organization, to help to feed families in need during these extraordinary times.

“We are so proud to be able to help people struggling with hunger,” said Luis Nieto, vice president Americas at Hormel Foods International Corporation. “The COVID-19 pandemic has added a further challenge to the already hard situation for those struggling with hunger. By partnering with Second Harvest, we are able to get these protein-rich products to people who need it.”

“High-protein foods are vital to health but are among the most difficult and expensive to access, both for people on low income and the front-line food programs that serve those vulnerable populations,” said Lori Nikkel, CEO, Second Harvest.

“Hormel’s generous donation will enable our program partners to bolster their nutritional offerings during these challenging times, and we thank Hormel wholeheartedly for their support.”


The donation is in addition to the other philanthropic cash and product donations Hormel Foods Canada makes every year.

Hormel Gatherings® party trays offer a variety of meats, crackers and cheeses and are a convenient source of protein.

Hormel is a global branded food company with more than $9 billion in annual revenue across more than 80 countries worldwide.

Second Harvest is the largest food rescue organization in Canada, benefiting a growing network of more than 1,500 social service organizations across the country.

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