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Care and Share Food Bank to Receive SKIPPY? Peanut Butter and Hunger Is Donation on Colorado Gives Day

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Colorado Springs, Colo.

Care and Share Food Bank announces a Colorado Gives Day celebration on Tuesday, December 10th with two significant donations from Safeway and Hormel Foods.

Safeway’s annual Hunger Is campaign aimed at eradicating childhood hunger raised $45,000 in Colorado Springs Safeway stores in September. In addition, through the generosity of Safeway and Hormel Foods, Care and Share will receive 2,907 jars of Skippy® peanut butter, which will make over 47,000 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. A check presentation and peanut butter delivery will take place on Tuesday, December 10th at 10am at Care and Share, 2605 Preamble Point, Colorado Springs, CO 80915.

“These two gifts will have a tremendous impact on our community, and it’s thrilling to see it happen on Colorado Gives Day,” said Lynne Telford, CEO of Care and Share Food Bank. “We’d like to thank Safeway, Hormel Foods, and the generosity of every customer that made this possible by donating to the Hunger Is campaign. Their support will help us work towards ensuring no child in Southern Colorado has to start their day hungry.”

Hunger Is, a charitable program of the Safeway Foundation, is designed to build awareness and raise funds in an effort to eradicate childhood hunger in America. Funds raised through Hunger Is focus on adding breakfasts in and out of school through federal nutrition programs and other means focused on combatting childhood hunger and improving other health-related outcomes.

The Skippy® peanut butter donation is a partnership between Hormel Foods and local grocery retailers like Safeway to focus philanthropic efforts on hunger relief and education.

“We know protein is a much-needed item for households, and peanut butter is a terrific shelf-stable protein option,” said Nicolle Witt, Customer Business Manager for Hormel Foods. “We want to thank Safeway for joining this effort and thank local food banks like Care and Share for serving their communities. Hormel Foods and the Skippy® brand are proud to give back to the communities Safeway serves.”

“It’s an honor support the work of Care and Share Food Bank. Every day we learn about organizations that go above and beyond to help people in need,” said Kris Staaf, Safeway Director of Public Affairs. “Such selfless dedication makes our communities better places to live and work.”

About Care and Share Food Bank

At Care and Share Food Bank, we believe that no one should go hungry. Every day, we provide food to our partner food pantries and meal sites across Southern Colorado to serve families, children and seniors in need because well-fed communities are better for all of us. Care and Share is also a member of Feeding America, a national food bank association. Every year, Care and Share distributes more than 23 million pounds of food to 250 partner agencies throughout 31 counties in Southern Colorado.

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 75 countries worldwide. Its brands include SKIPPY®, SPAM®, Hormel® Natural Choice®, Applegate®, Justin’s®, Columbus®, 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 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.lovecrazylove.com and https://csr.hormelfoods.com/.

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