Hormel Foods provides food for Hurricane Ian relief efforts

(ABC 6 News) – Austin-based Hormel Foods announced on Thursday it is providing food to help those people affected by Hurricane Ian.

Hormel says they have provided support to Convoy of Hope’s disaster recovery response and the donation will immediately go to assist those impacted by Ian that ravaged areas of Florida.

Convoy of Hope is a nonprofit organization with a passion to feed the world through initiatives for children, community outreach events and disaster-response efforts.

Hormel Foods says they have donated more than $50 million in cash and product donations to nonprofit organizations over the last 5 years, including $6.6 million in hunger-relief donations in 2021.

The company has partnered with Convoy of Hope for the past 7 years, contributing product and financial gifts that have been used to help those affected by natural disasters and food insecurity.

“Convoy of Hope is extremely grateful for the generosity of Hormel Foods,” said Ethan Forhetz, vice president of public engagement with Convoy of Hope. “This donation will empower Convoy of Hope to reach storm survivors with the life sustaining essentials they need following major disasters. Thanks to Hormel Foods, Convoy continues to deliver hope to families.”

Additional information about the company’s hunger-relief efforts can be found HERE.