For those who celebrate Easter, you typically find ham on the dinner or lunch table. Those who don't celebrate, well, it's always a great idea to cook up a delicious ham for your family. But there are some people in our community and throughout the country that don't have the means to cook their family a delicious home-cooked ham.

Hy-Vee and Hormel are teaming up to give away thousands of Hormel Hams to families in need ahead of this weekend's holiday. Some of those hams will be given away right here in the Quad Cities and Eastern Iowa.

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On Thursday, Hy-Vee announced that this week will be their 5th Annual Hams for the Holidays initiative. This event is one of many events and initiatives of Hy-Vee's "Food Bank Fridays" Fundraiser which allows customers to donate to raise money for local food banks.

About Hams For The Holidays

The 5th annual Hams for the Holidays includes stops in 16 cities this month including Davenport, Cedar Rapids, and Dubuque. During these stops, Hy-Vee employees, alongside local law enforcement, fire, and EMS, will hand out Hormel® Cure 81® hams to families in need.

Hy-Vee said the company will hand out 5,000 of those hams throughout the company’s eight-state region. They will also donate 2,400 hams to food banks in Hy-Vee's newer markets of Indianapolis, Louisville, and Nashville.

How To Get A Free Ham In Davenport

Today, Monday, April 11th, Hy-Vee employees and local law enforcement, fire, and EMS in the Quad Cities will be handing out about 400 Hormel® Cure 81® hams to families in need at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds (2815 West Locust St.).

For those in need and who want a Hormel ham in the Quad Cities, the event at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds at 5 p.m. The first 500 vehicles in line will receive a free Hormel ham.

The event is expected to last until 7 p.m. or until supplies last. Those receiving a ham will get it via Hy-Vee's contactless drive-thru at the fairgrounds.

Other Eastern Iowa Hy-Vee Ham Giveaways

Other Hy-Vee stores in eastern Iowa will be giving away Hormel hams during the 5th annual Hams for the Holidays initiative. Below is the other Hy-Vee's close to the Quad Cities giving away hams this week:

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