March 3/Austin, Minn./Business Wire -- Hormel Foods Corporation has introduced Spammy, a fortified, shelf-stable turkey spread to help address childhood malnutrition throughout the world.

Hormel Foods has made a three-year commitment to deliver one million cans of the fortified, shelf-stable turkey spread, to families in Guatemala through partners Food For The Poor and Caritas Arquidiocesana in 2011.

"Hormel Foods sought to create a product high in protein to help serve malnourished and poverty-stricken communities worldwide," said Jeffrey M. Ettinger, chairman of the board, president and chief executive officer at Hormel Foods. "Our company has years of experience in creating shelf-stable proteins, so we employed our expertise to create this new product."

Spammy is a shelf-stable turkey spread that has been fortified with zinc, iron, B vitamins, and other essential vitamins and minerals.

"Through our partnership with Hormel Foods, we are able to provide much-needed protein to the women and children of Guatemala, and we are already seeing progress," said Robin Mahfood, president and chief executive officer for Food For The Poor. "The children who eat Spammy are more active, their grades are improving, and overall, they are happier and healthier."

From the April 4, 2011, Prepared Foods' Daily News