According to a press release from the company, Progressive Processing, our local Dubuque manufacturing facility owned by Hormel Foods, recently announced a $10,000 donation to area nonprofit Convivium Urban Farmstead as part of the company’s Hunger Action Month efforts.

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“As a food company, fighting hunger is near and dear to the hearts of our entire team. Our inspired and dedicated team members make it possible for us to help those in need. We are proud to join Convivium Urban Farmstead in fighting hunger in our community.”


-Joe Muzik, Plant Manager of Progressive Processing

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The release states that it is now the 12th consecutive year that Hormel Foods has given funds to the local area nonprofits in their respective communities to fight hunger. In 2021, Hormel Foods donated $370,000 to 44 local hunger-relief organizations. Through this program, disaster-relief efforts and other donations, Hormel Foods contributed $6.6 million in cash and product donations to help address hunger in 2021.

Credit: Progressive Processing LLC / Hormel / Google Maps
Credit: Progressive Processing LLC / Hormel / Google Maps

Other donations made by Hormel as part of this program provided funds to cities like Mendota Heights, Papillion, Davenport, Montevideo, Wichita, and many other cities where Hormel Processing Plants are located.

The release states that;

“As a leading corporate citizen, Hormel Foods remains committed to fighting hunger around the world and in the communities where our team members work and live. By working with organizations at a local level, our locations have found great success in helping meet the needs of their community.”

Credit: Google Maps Convivium Urban Farmstead
Credit: Google Maps                                 Convivium Urban Farmstead

Convivium Urban Farmsteads mission is to improve life through food. They accomplish this through classes, demonstrations, and experiences that use food to foster connection to ourselves, our community, and our environment. These programs focus on 3 of the many areas of the food system, specifically; production (growth), preparation (cooking/baking), preservation (canning, drying, etc.). Once these areas are met you can share in the enjoyment of that food. Find more information at

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