Hormel Food and Brookshire Grocery Co. donate over $150K worth of hams to help thousands in need

From left are Super 1 (Keyser Ave. Location) Assistant Store Manager Christy Rachel, Super 1 (Keyser Ave. Location) Store Director Jeremy Miller, Super 1 (Bypass Location) Assistant Manager Andre Taylor, Natasha McHenry of the Natchitoches Parish Government, Super 1 (Bypass Location) Assistant Manager Maggie Skains, Donna Greene of the Cane River Food Pantry, Linda Jordan of the Natchitoches Parish Government, Tyler Anderson of the Cane River Food Pantry, Executive Director of the Office of Community Services Sharon Harris, Lori Kendrick of the Food Bank of Central Louisiana and Store Director (Bypass Location) Rodney Brown. Photo by Hannah Richardson

Hormel Foods Corporation and Brookshire Grocery Co. partnered to donate over $150,000 worth of Hormel Cure 81 hams to food banks throughout BGC’s market area to help feed people in need this holiday season.

The donation equals more than 15,000 hams with 105 to be distributed in Natchitoches through the Food Bank of Central Louisiana. “We are excited to partner with Hormel Foods and the Hormel Cure 81 brand to donate more that 15,000 hams to over 80 nonprofits that support hunger relief in the communities our stores serve,” said Brad Brookshire, Chairman and CEO for Brookshire Grocery Co.

“In our 90 years of operation, giving back to the communities that support our stores has always been important to us. We are thrilled to help provide hams for so many individuals in need this holiday season.” The makers of the Hormel Cure 81 brand created their Hams for Hunger program in 1989. The program involves a partnership between Hormel Foods and grocery retailers across the country with more that $13 million dollars in hams donated since its inception.

“Hormel Foods is proud to partner with Brookshire Grocery Company to support hunger-relief efforts in the communities served by the company’s stores,” sad Stephanie Postma, brand manager, meat products marketing, Hormel Foods.

“The 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 will donate more than 55,000 hams to charities nationwide though the Hormel Cure 81 Hams for Hunger program this holiday season.