Company to host free community concert featuring “American Idol” winners Phillip Phillips and Chayce Beckham
Submitted by Hormel Foods Corporation
Hometown Food Security to Benefit from Food-Packing Event
AUSTIN, Minn., September 7, 2022 /CSRwire/ - Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE: HRL), a Fortune 500 global branded food company, announced it will be celebrating The Power of Food, People and Purpose with a free outdoor concert opened by Chayce Beckham and headlined by Phillip Phillips — both “American Idol” winners and singer-songwriters.
The concert will be held on Main Street in downtown Austin, Minn., near the world-famous SPAM® Museum on Friday, Sept. 16, from 6 – 9:30 p.m. Hormel Foods is hosting the concert as a capstone to its Spirit Week – a week of celebrating Hormel Foods team members and the company’s commitment to its communities, including Austin, Minn., its hometown for more than 130 years.
In keeping with the company’s support of hunger and food security causes, the concert will be preceded by a community food-packing event to support local and regional hunger-relief efforts. The United Way of Mower County and national hunger-relief organization Matter Box will bring together team members and community volunteers to pack food to be used for those in need. Additionally, concertgoers will be asked to bring a donation of nonperishable food, which will be donated to local food pantries in Mower County.
Molly Lanke, executive director of the United Way of Mower County, has been working with Hormel Foods and others in the community on food security in Mower County. “Hormel Foods is such an integral part of the Austin community, and this event is an impactful way to celebrate with the community while also collecting donations for our local hunger-relief efforts.”
Additionally, the company is partnering with Conscious Alliance during the concert to help raise funds for local and national hunger-relief efforts through an online donation site. “We are always honored to work with Hormel Foods, and it is so rewarding to see how they continue to include their team members and those in the Austin community to provide food and assistance for people facing hunger challenges,” said Justin Levy, executive director of Conscious Alliance. “They are an incredible partner who is always there when we need them.”
Hormel Foods has donated more than $50 million in cash and product donations to nonprofit organizations over the last five years, including $6.6 million in hunger-relief donations (or more than 8.4 million individual meals*) in 2021.
More information about the event can be found on the A Hometown Celebration: The Power of Food, People and Purpose Facebook event page.
*Using the Feeding America estimates of $1 donated = 10 meals and 1.2 pounds donated = one meal.
ABOUT HORMEL FOODS — Inspired People. Inspired Food.™
Hormel Foods Corporation, based in Austin, Minn., is a global branded food company with over $11 billion in annual revenue across more than 80 countries worldwide. Its brands include Planters®, SKIPPY®, SPAM®, Hormel® Natural Choice®, Applegate®, Justin’s®, WHOLLY®, Hormel® Black Label®, Columbus®, Jennie-O® and more than 30 other beloved brands. The company is a member of the S&P 500 Index and the S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats, was named on the “Global 2000 World’s Best Employers” list by Forbes magazine for three years, is one of Fortune magazine’s most admired companies, has appeared on the “100 Best Corporate Citizens” list by 3BL Media 13 times, and has received numerous other awards and accolades for its corporate responsibility and community service efforts. The company lives by its purpose statement — Inspired People. Inspired Food.™ — to bring some of the world’s most trusted and iconic brands to tables across the globe. For more information, visit www.hormelfoods.com and http://csr.hormelfoods.com/.
ABOUT CONSCIOUS ALLIANCE
Founded in 2002 and celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, Conscious Alliance is a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit based in Colorado that brings healthy food to kids and families in their time of need. Their work empowers young people to get involved by mixing passion for music with opportunities to make a positive impact. Through 'Art That Feeds' Food Drives at concerts, and large-scale donations from food brands, Conscious Alliance brings healthy food to communities across the United States. What began as a grassroots food drive at a local show has grown into a national movement — providing more than 9 million meals, to date. To learn more about and donate to Conscious Alliance, visit https://consciousalliance.org and follow @ConsciousAlliance on Instagram.
ABOUT UNITED WAY – Improving lives by mobilizing the caring power of community
United Way of Mower County advocates for the education, health, financial stability, and basic needs of every person in Mower County. The nonprofit organization, based in Austin, Minn., improves lives and community conditions by bringing people and resources together to focus on the local issues that matter most. It invests in programs and services, leads change initiatives, and mobilizes volunteers to ensure that children succeed in school, people get jobs and are financially secure, families are healthy, and basic needs are met during tough times. For more information, visit www.uwmower.org.
MATTER, a Minnesota-based global NGO, brings together the best companies, experts, problem solvers, dreamers and above all, doers, to launch projects that improve communities. This collaborative movement has inspired solutions in health access, activating healthy eating for children and families, regenerative agriculture, and student-centered education, collectively impacting more than 40 million lives. MATTER's guiding belief is encapsulated in the simple yet powerful expression, YOU MATTER. Learn more at www.matter.ngo.
About Hormel Foods – Inspired People. Inspired Food.™
Hormel Foods Corporation, based in Austin, Minn., is a global branded food company with over $9 billion in annual revenue across 75 countries worldwide. Its brands include SKIPPY®, SPAM®, Hormel® Natural Choice®, Applegate®, Justin’s®, Wholly Guacamole®, Hormel® Black Label® and more than 30 other beloved brands. The company is a member of the S&P 500 Index and the S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats, was named one of “The 100 Best Corporate Citizens” by Corporate Responsibility Magazine for the ninth year in a row, and has received numerous other awards and accolades for its corporate responsibility and community service efforts. In 2016, the company celebrated its 125th anniversary and announced its new vision for the future - Inspired People. Inspired Food.™ - focusing on its legacy of innovation. For more information, visit www.hormelfoods.com and https://csr.hormelfoods.com/.
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