"We're extremely proud to partner with Meals on Wheels America to help fight senior hunger," said Jason Baskin, senior brand manager at Hormel Foods (NYSE: HRL). "Meals on Wheels delivers warm, nutritious meals to homebound seniors, and Hormel® Compleats® can act as a supplement on evenings and weekends. They're delicious, wholesome, satisfying and ready in the microwave in 60 seconds."
The partnership with Meals on Wheels America builds on its longstanding commitment to addressing hunger. Hormel Foods Corporation collaborates with retailers, nonprofit organizations and government agencies to help with hunger relief efforts around the world. Through its programs as well as disaster relief efforts and other donations, Hormel Foods contributed $7.4 million in cash and product donations to help address hunger in fiscal year 2016.
"Meals on Wheels serves as a lifeline to millions of homebound seniors, supporting not only their nutritional needs, but also their connectedness to others," said Ellie Hollander, President and CEO at Meals on Wheels America. "The Hormel®Compleats® partnership will support our national efforts to ensure that no senior is hungry, alone or forgotten, while also donating its products to support local communities."
The Hormel® Compleats® brand will join Meals on Wheels America for two events in October to launch the partnership. On Thursday, Oct. 5, Hormel Foods employees will join representatives from Texas-based retailer, H-E-B, and Meals on Wheels to prepare and deliver meals in San Antonio, Texas. On Wednesday, Oct. 11, Hormel Foods employees will join Meals on Wheels for an exciting senior event at the Osceola Council on Aging in Kissimmee, Fla.
About Hormel Foods Corporation – Inspired People. Inspired Food.™
Hormel Foods Corporation, based in Austin, Minn., is a global branded food company with over $9 billion in annual revenues across 75 countries worldwide. Its brands include SKIPPY®, SPAM®, Hormel® Natural Choice®, Applegate®, Justin's®, Wholly Guacamole®, Hormel® Black Label® 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 ninth 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/.
About Meals on Wheels America
Meals on Wheels America is the oldest and largest national organization supporting the more than 5,000 community-based senior nutrition programs across the country that are dedicated to addressing senior hunger and isolation. This network exists in virtually every community in America and, along with more than two million volunteers, delivers the nutritious meals, friendly visits and safety checks that enable America's seniors to live nourished lives with independence and dignity. By providing funding, leadership, research, education and advocacy support, Meals on Wheels America empowers its local member programs to strengthen their communities, one senior at a time.
Jenny Bertolette Young
Meals on Wheels America