Jennie-O donation

Faribault Jennie-O Plant Manager Jody Long, left, presents a check for $10,000 to St. Vincent dePaul. Also pictured, from left, are Lajune Trollin (Board Member, St. Vincent dePaul), Shelley Naatz (HR Rep, Jennie-O) and Tom Merrill (Board Member, St. Vincent dePaul) (Photo courtesy of Hormel Foods Corp.)

Jennie-O Turkey Store in Faribault, owned by Hormel Foods Corp. donated $10,000 to St. Vincent de Paul to fight hunger in the community. The Faribault plant has donated funds to this organization since 2013.

“Our team is honored to join St. Vincent dePaul to help support hunger relief in our area,” said Jody Long, Faribault plant manager. “I would like to thank our employees, whose dedication and hard work make it possible to help those in need. On behalf of Hormel Foods, we are excited to help do our part in making a difference.”

This is the seventh consecutive year Hormel Foods has given funds to its U.S. manufacturing facilities to share with nonprofits in their respective communities to fight hunger. In 2016, Hormel Foods donated $350,000 to local hunger relief organizations in 35 U.S. communities where it had manufacturing facilities, bringing the program’s total contribution to local hunger relief efforts to more than $2 million thus far. Through this program as well as disaster relief efforts and other donations, Hormel Foods contributed $7.4 million in cash and product donations to help address hunger in fiscal 2016.

“Hormel Foods is committed to fighting hunger in communities around the world where our employees work and live,” said Wendy Watkins, vice president of corporate communications at Hormel Foods. “By working with organizations at a local level, our plants have found great success in helping meet their community’s unique needs to help end hunger.”

Additional information about the company’s hunger relief efforts is available in the Hormel Foods 2016 Corporate Responsibility Report at

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