The makers of Hormel Cure 81 donate hams for Thanksgiving meals

Published 4:08 pm Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Hormel Foods Corporation, the makers of Hormel Cure 81 brand, announced Wednesday that it has donated 900 boneless half hams to Conscious Alliance to help others in need this Thanksgiving. Conscious Alliance recently distributed the hams in meal boxes for members of Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota.

“We are proud to donate these hams to Conscious Alliance to provide meals for those in need this Thanksgiving,” said Megan Elliott, Hormel Cure 81 brand manager at Hormel Foods in a press release. “This donation complements our company’s long-standing ‘Hormel Cure 81 Hams for Hunger’ program and other hunger-relief efforts.”

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“Hunger impacts one in six kids in the United States, and with the ongoing support of Hormel Foods, we are partnering to prevent kids from going to bed hungry,” said Justin Levy, executive director at Conscious Alliance. “Hormel Foods has been an incredible partner to ensure children in underserved communities receive the nutrients that they need. Their contributions directly impact children and families in need throughout the year, but this particular donation of 900 hams is especially valuable and needed this winter.”

The “Hormel Cure 81 Hams for Hunger” program was created in 1989 and involves a partnership between Hormel Foods and grocery retailers across the country. Throughout the years, more than $14 million dollars in hams have been donated, feeding tens of thousands of families. More than 55,000 hams (an estimated retail value of $1.1 million) were donated to those in need last year alone.

Founded in 2002, Conscious Alliance is a national nonprofit based in Boulder, Colorado, that brings healthy food into underserved communities, feeding kids and families who need it most.