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Hy-Vee and Local First Responders to Give Away 300 Hams in Rochester

Hy-Vee and Local First Responders to Give Away 300 Hams in Rochester

Hy-Vee’s Annual Hams for the Holidays Campaign Assists Local Families


ROCHESTER, Minn. (April 9, 2022) — As part of its annual One Step Hams for the Holidays campaign, Hy-Vee employees and local first responders will distribute 300 Hormel® Cure 81® hams on Tuesday, April 12, beginning at 4 p.m. The event, which benefits families in need, will be held at Graham Park (Olmsted County Fairgrounds).

Now in its fifth year, Hams for the Holidays is a collaborative effort with Hormel Foods to help provide hunger relief in communities served by Hy-Vee stores. This location is one of 19 stops that Hy-Vee is making across 10 states to deliver a total of 7,400 hams.

The event continues until 7 p.m. or until all hams are distributed, whichever occurs first. In order to follow appropriate social distancing guidelines, hams will be safely loaded into vehicles using a contactless drive-thru method to minimize physical contact.

This year’s Hams for the Holidays campaign kicks off Hy-Vee’s “Food Bank Fridays” initiative to raise funds to help supply local food banks. The campaign will run daily at Hy-Vee’s more than 285 stores for the next several months. Customers are invited to go in-store or visit to make a $1 or $5 donation to go toward their local, Feeding America-affiliated food bank.

Media is encouraged to attend the event. Please use the hashtag #HyVeeHams when sharing information, photos and videos via social media.

WHAT:                Hy-Vee Hams for the Holidays Giveaway


WHEN:                4 p.m. – 6 p.m.  (while supplies last)

Tuesday, April 12


WHERE:              Graham Park at Olmsted County Fairgrounds

112 Arena Dr. SE
Rochester, MN



Hy-Vee, Inc. is an employee-owned corporation operating more than 285 retail stores across eight Midwestern states with sales of more than $12 billion annually. The supermarket chain is synonymous with quality, variety, convenience, healthy lifestyles, culinary expertise and superior customer service. Hy-Vee ranks in the Top 5 Most Trusted Brands and has been named one of America’s Top 3 favorite grocery stores. The company’s more than 93,000 employees provide “A Helpful Smile in Every Aisle” to customers every day. For additional information, visit

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