Hormel Foods Corporation and its subsidiary Jennie-O Turkey Store donated turkeys and hams for a Thanksgiving meal and event for around 1,000 people affected by Hurricane Harvey and others in need on Nov. 22. The event took place at Celebration of Life Church in Baytown, Texas, and featured a musical performance by Mandisa, an American gospel and contemporary Christian recording artist and former American Idol contestant.

Hormel Foods donated over 700 Hormel Cure 81 hams and Jennie-O Turkey Store donated over 700 turkeys to Convoy of Hope for the event. Convoy of Hope helped prepare the meal and distributed some of the hams and turkeys to other churches in the area to help with their Thanksgiving meals as well.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with all of those affected by the recent natural disasters and those in need this holiday season," said Stephanie Postma, Hormel Cure 81 hams brand manager at Hormel Foods. "We were touched to be able to be part of such a special event."


"When we heard about this Thanksgiving event to help those affected by Hurricane Harvey and others in need we knew we wanted to help," said Brent Koosmann, director of marketing at Jennie-O Turkey Store. "We were honored to provide the turkeys for this event to help others."

"Thank you to Hormel Foods and Jennie-O Turkey Store for your tremendous support," said Hal Donaldson, president of Convoy of Hope. "We are so grateful to be able to serve storm survivors alongside our great partners and give them hope during the holiday season."