Hormel fights global hunger with ‘Spammy’ meat spread

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Fresh off of a plum 2010 and reported sales of more than $7.2 billion Austin-based Hormel announced plans to expand its corporate headquarters in southern Minnesota and a new global anti-hunger campaign.

The Austin Daily Herald reports that Hormel launched a new product — a “high-protein meat spread” called “Spammy.”

The Herald explains that Spammy, “only intended for the use of the anti-hunger program, is a turkey-based spread, fortified with vitamins and minerals. The high protein composition of the treat was specifically created to provide nourishment to those experiences [sic] the effects of malnourishment.”

Hormel will have local support in Guatemala with its Spammy initiative from the non-profit organization Caritas. Food for the Poor is also providing assistance.

Guatemalan President Alvaro Colom declared a “state of public calamity” in 2009 as part of an effort to attract international assistance and attention to the country’s food shortages.

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