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Hundreds expected to attend Salvation Army Christmas Brunch

TYLER, December 23, 2013— On Tuesday, December 24, at 10:30 a.m., The Salvation Army Tyler dining room at 633 N. Broadway, will be filled as many come to enjoy Christmas Eve Brunch. The room will be bustling with volunteers, cooks, entertainment and those coming to enjoy the meal.

Christmas is a time when families and friends gather to exchange gifts, watch football, and spend time together. One of the highlights of the day is sharing a meal as a family. Unfortunately, there are many who do not have the privilege of being surrounded by family and friends during the holidays. The Salvation Army seeks to fill the void that many experience during the holidays. Volunteers will not only be serving meals but also fellowshipping and sharing the joy of the Lord with everyone.

Due to a very generous donation from the “The Hams for Hunger™ program, The Salvation Army Tyler will be serving ham for brunch! The makers of the Hormel® Cure 81® brand created the Hams for Hunger™ program in 1986. Since then, more than $12 million in hams have been donated, feeding tens of thousands of families across the country. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the legacy Hormel® Cure 81® brand.

The donation is part of a nationwide Hormel gift that partners with grocery stores across the country to support local crisis intervention programs. “The Hams for Hunger™ program helps fill the important nutritional need for protein for hunger-relief organizations,” said Pat Lipinski, product manager, meat products, Hormel Foods. “Hormel® Cure 81® ham is a premium product and we are proud to partner with The Salvation Army to help provide meals for those in need.”

As part of their “Hams for Hunger” program, Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE:HRL) and Brookshire Grocery Company donated 400 Hormel Cure 81 hams to The Salvation Army Tyler to help feed those in need this holiday season. “We are so thankful for the 400 hams that were donated to us. Those hams will be enjoyed on Christmas Eve and throughout the coming year by the hundreds that we feed every day,” said Chantel Millin, Community and Corporate Relations Coordinator for The Salvation Army Tyler.

The Salvation Army is so grateful to the wonderful Tyler community who make it possible for us to provide a wonderful meal for so many who would otherwise remain hungry and alone on this Christmas Eve Day.  

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