Jennie-O donates to Thanksgiving dinner for La. flood victims

Published 10:43 am Friday, October 21, 2016

WILLMAR — Jennie-O Turkey Store, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hormel Foods Corp., is donating 500 turkeys to the Harbor Church in Hammond, Louisiana, for a community Thanksgiving dinner.

According to Jason Granger, outreach coordinator at Harbor Church, local churches are planning to serve a community Thanksgiving dinner on Nov. 12.

“This donation is exactly what people here need right now,” Granger said in a press release. “The floods have made things challenging for a lot of people in our area and helping them provide a Thanksgiving dinner is one way we can help provide a wonderful meal and continue the recovery back from this event.”

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Families who have been directly affected by recent flooding will be given one of the 500 turkeys take home to prepare for their own Thanksgiving dinner.

“We are happy to help provide a Thanksgiving dinner for those affected by these devastating floods,” said Glenn Leitch, president of Jennie-O Turkey Store, in a press release. “We hope this donation will help feed the people in need during this difficult time.”

Jennie-O Turkey Store, based in Willmar, Minnesota, is a multinational manufacturer and marketer of consumer-branded meat products and is owned by Hormel Foods Corp.