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Dec 23rd, 2016

Star Market, Shaw’s And Hormel Partner on Hams For Hunger®

Program Brings Food To Those in Need

 West Bridgewater, MA (12/21/2016) – Through the Hams For Hunger® program, Shaw’s, Star Market and Hormel are donating 600 Hams to Food Banks across New England this Holiday season.

Since 1989, Hormel Foods, with support from retail partners, have donated over $12 million in hams to those in need. The Hams for Hunger® program rolled out to Shaw’s and Star Market in 2016, and this year, they are donating the Hams to the following New England Food Banks:  Greater Boston Food Bank, Worcester County Food Bank, New Hampshire Food, Good Shepherd Food Bank and the Vermont Food Bank.

“The Holidays are a time of year when our commitment to our local communities shines bright,” said Paul Gossett, Shaw’s President.  “We are proud to partner with our friends at Hormel for their Hams for Hunger® program. This is a very important program that will further help the Food Banks in their mission to help end hunger.”

“Hormel loves to support the fight against hunger. Every holiday season we partner with grocery retailers across all 50 states to donate Cure 81 hams to those in need. It is great to join forces with Shaw’s, Star Market and their local food banks to help brighten the holidays for those right in the heart of our communities, said Josh Bell, Hormel Customer Business Manager.”

Greater Boston Food Bank

About Shaw’s & Star Market

Shaw’s and Star Market are working to become the Favorite Local Supermarket™ in every state in which they operate. Shaw’s is one of the oldest continuously operated supermarkets in the United States with its roots dating to 1860. Star Market, a premier food retailer, has been serving Boston area customers since 1915.  Throughout the five New England states, there are 154 Shaw’s and Star Market store locations employing approximately 19,000 employees.   For more information about Shaw’s and Star Market, please visit www.shaws.com and www.starmarket.com or connect with us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/starmarket or http://www.facebook.com/Shaws.

About Hormel 

Since 1891, the Hormel(r) brand has been synonymous with quality, value and innovation. Our founder, George A. Hormel held a strong commitment to quality, which was based on providing his customers a superior product that would keep them coming back for more. This vision is kept alive with products that retain the quality and flavor of the first products he offered. Today, our innovative products are a flavorful part of breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, and party solutions – all created with convenience in mind to accommodate the busy schedule of you and your family. From the beginning, George was concerned about waste and cleanliness in the process of making great food products. In keeping with his high standards, the Hormel Foods Charitable Trust was established to benefit various organizations and projects that emphasize education, hunger and quality-of-life initiatives in and around Hormel Foods plant communities. We invite you to become more familiar with the diverse array of wholesome and great-tasting foods that are part of the HORMEL(r) brand – as relevant, delicious and high-quality as ever.






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