Fareway Stores, Inc. recently partnered with the makers of Skippy® to donate more than 18,500 pounds of peanut butter to those in need this holiday season. The hunger program, created in 2018 by Hormel Foods, is part of a philanthropic effort that focuses on hunger and education. From October 28, 2018, through April 28, 2019, Fareway stores participated in the campaign, earning peanut butter to donate to hunger partners of choice.
“We are proud to join Hormel Foods in providing a donation of more than 18,000 jars of Skippy® peanut butter,” said Fareway President and CEO Reynolds W. Cramer. “This equates to nearly 300,000 peanut butter sandwiches, a protein-rich option for families in need.”
“Protein is a much-needed item for households, and peanut butter is a terrific protein option,” said Doug Johnston, senior customer executive at Hormel Foods. “We want to thank Fareway for joining this effort and thank the local food banks for serving their communities. Hormel Foods and the Skippy® brand are proud to give back to the communities Fareway serves.”
Fareway Stores, Inc. is a growing Midwest grocery company currently operating 122 stores in Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, Nebraska, and South Dakota. Fareway holds family values in the highest regard, demonstrating integrity, fairness, and honesty in relationships with customers, employees, vendors, and suppliers. Visit Fareway.com for more information.
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 revenues across more than 80 countries worldwide. Its brands include SKIPPY®, SPAM®, Hormel® Natural Choice®, Applegate®, Justin’s®, Wholly®, Hormel® Black Label®, Columbus® 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 11th 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 http://csr.hormelfoods.com/.
 Source: National Peanut Board