Hormel donates 55K ‘Compleats’ to tornado victims

Published 11:06 am Thursday, March 8, 2012

Hormel has pledged to give 55,000 'Compleats' to tornado victims in Indiana and Kentucky.

Hormel Foods Corp. is giving back again.

Hormel announced today a donation of 55,000 Hormel Compleats microwave meals and more than 11,000 cases of Hormel turkey pepperoni packs to Feeding America to aid in relief efforts for parts of Kentucky and southern Indiana following tornadoes that swept through that area Friday, killing at least 38 people.

“Our thoughts are with everyone affected by this unfortunate hardship,” said Julie Craven, vice president of corporate communications at Hormel. “We hope this donation will help to feed those in need.”

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Compleats are 10-ounce, microwavable 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 90 seconds.

Hormel gave more than $5 million to hunger-relief organizations throughout the world in 2011, and shipped 500,000 Compleats to areas of the U.S. that were ravaged by severe weather, including tornadoes that hit Alabama and Joplin, Mo., flooding in Minot, N.D., and a hurricane in the Northeast.