AUSTIN, Minn., Oct. 30, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Hormel Foods (NYSE: HRL) today announced a donation of 1,000 Hormel Vital Cuisine™ Carepacks to the Cancer Nutrition Consortium (CNC).
These Carepacks — filled with Hormel Vital Cuisine™ ready-to-eat meals, protein shakes, whey protein supplement packets and a shaker bottle — will be given to people who are undergoing breast cancer treatment and need nutritional support.
"We are proud to continue our partnership with the CNC through this incredible program to enhance the quality of life for people undergoing cancer treatment, and for the loved ones who care for them," said Deb DiCarlo, vice president of sales and marketing at Hormel Health Labs. "Hormel Vital Cuisine™ products were specifically created to deliver quality protein and nutrition to people going through a very difficult time. For someone going through cancer treatment, food not only has to deliver needed nutrition, but it should taste great too."
The Hormel Vital Cuisine™ product line was created by culinary experts and food scientists at Hormel Foods who worked alongside experts from the CNC, including Certified Master Chef Ron DeSantis.
The CNC is a not-for-profit organization comprised of nutritionists, dietitians, oncologists and physicians from leading cancer research institutions, along with culinary experts whose mission is to provide nutritional resources and advance cancer treatment research. A portion of the proceeds from sales of Hormel Vital Cuisine™ products benefit the CNC.
Some of the Carepacks for this donation were recently assembled by Hormel Foods team members as part of their efforts to support breast cancer awareness month.
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 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 http://csr.hormelfoods.com/.