Hy-Vee ‘Hams for the Holidays’ returns

(ABC 6 News) – Hy-Vee employees and local first responders will distribute 300 Hormel® Cure 81® hams as part of its annual One Step Hams for the Holidays campaign.

The event, which benefits families in need, will be held at Graham Park on Tuesday, April 12, beginning at 4 p.m.,

Now in its fifth year, Hams for the Holidays is a collaborative effort with Hormel Foods to help provide hunger relief in communities served by Hy-Vee stores. This location is one of 19 stops that Hy-Vee is making across 10 states to deliver a total of 7,400 hams.

The event continues until 7 p.m. or until all hams are distributed, whichever occurs first. In order to follow appropriate social distancing guidelines, hams will be safely loaded into vehicles using a contactless drive-thru method to minimize physical contact.

This year’s Hams for the Holidays campaign kicks off Hy-Vee’s “Food Bank Fridays” initiative to raise funds to help supply local food banks. The campaign will run daily at Hy-Vee’s more than 285 stores for the next several months. Customers are invited to go in-store or visit Hy-VeeAislesOnline.com to make a $1 or $5 donation to go toward their local, Feeding America-affiliated food bank.