Joe Stephens Hams

Joe Stephens, store director of Brookshire’s in Kilgore, stands with some of the 63 donated Hormel® Cure 81® hams given by the company to Helping Hands Food Pantry of Kilgore. Helping Hands Director Ursula Plaisance reported the food pantry received the donated hams over this past holiday season.

Hormel Foods and Brookshire Grocery Co. donated $100K of Hormel® Cure 81® hams to help thousands in need over this holiday season, including some to Helping Hands Food Pantry in Kilgore.

Hormel Foods Corporation and Brookshire Grocery Co. partnered to donate 63 Hormel® Cure 81® hams to Helping Hands to help feed those in need this holiday season.

The two companies donated $100,000 worth of hams to dozens of food banks and food pantries in communities where Brookshire’s, Super 1 Foods, Spring Market and FRESH by Brookshire’s stores operate.

“We are very proud to again partner with Hormel Foods and to donate $100,000 in hams to more than 70 nonprofits within communities that our stores serve,” said Brad Brookshire, Chairman and CEO for Brookshire Grocery Co. “Supporting hunger relief is one of our primary focus areas for charitable giving, and we are thrilled to be able to help provide hams for so many individuals in need this holiday season.”

The makers of the Hormel® Cure 81® brand created the Hormel® Cure 81® Hams for Hunger™® program in 1989.

The program involves a partnership between Hormel Foods and grocery retailers across the country.

Throughout the years, more than $15 million dollars in hams have been donated, feeding tens of thousands of families.

“Hormel Foods is proud to partner with Brookshire Grocery Company to support hunger-relief efforts in the communities served by the company’s stores,” said Megan Elliott Hormel® Cure 81® brand manager at Hormel Foods. “The Hormel® Cure 81® Hams for Hunger™® program highlights our long-standing relationship with Brookshire Grocery Company, and we are honored to work together and make such a substantial contribution for those in need.”

Hormel Foods donated more than 55,000 hams to charities nationwide through the Hormel® Cure 81® Hams for Hunger™® program this holiday season.

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