Hormel Foods and Brookshire Grocery Co. donate $135K of Hormel® Cure 81® hams to help thousands in need

Posted on April 12th, 2022

TYLER, Texas (April 12, 2022) – Hormel Foods Corporation and Brookshire Grocery Co., in conjunction with its Reasor’s banner, partnered to donate more than 700 Hormel® Cure 81® hams to the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma to help feed those in need this Easter. The two companies are donating $135,000 worth of hams to dozens of food banks and food pantries in communities where Brookshire’s, Super 1 Foods, Spring Market, FRESH by Brookshire’s and Reasor’s stores operate.

Hormel Foods, Brookshire Grocery Co., and the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma had a presentation event this afternoon at the Reasor’s store located at 2429 E. 15th St in Tulsa. Representatives from each organization discussed the significance of this donation in supporting hunger relief in communities supported by the food bank.

“We are very proud to again partner with Hormel Foods and to donate $135,000 in hams to nonprofits, including the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma, within communities that our stores serve,” said Brad Brookshire, Chairman and CEO for Brookshire Grocery Co. “Supporting hunger relief is one of our primary areas for charitable giving, and we are thrilled to be able to help provide hams for so many individuals in need this Easter.”

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 $16 million dollars in hams have been donated, feeding tens of thousands of families.

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

Last year alone, Hormel Foods donated more than 59,000 hams, totaling more than a million meals to charities nationwide through the Hormel® Cure 81® Hams for Hunger® program.