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Hormel Foods Donates Essential Protein Products to Salvation Army

AUSTIN, Minn. | December 08, 2008
More than 26,000 meals donated to Austin Corps

Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE:HRL) today announced the donation of more than 5,000 pounds of protein products to benefit the Salvation Army Austin Corps. This contribution is part of Hormel Foods’ ongoing commitment to help feed America’s families.

The donation includes Hormel Compleats microwavable meals and Hormel Natural Choice deli sandwich meats, and will provide more than 26,000 meals for people in need. Hormel Foods selected these products because they provide a much-needed supply of protein.

“We sincerely hope that this donation will help the Salvation Army assist those in need,” said Jeffrey M. Ettinger, chairman of the board, president and chief executive officer of Hormel Foods. “This donation confirms our commitment to address hunger in America one community at a time.”

According to results in The 2008 Hormel Hunger Survey, one in seven Americans (14 percent) said they personally or someone in their immediate family have received food from a food bank, shelter or other charitable organization in the past year because of lack of money for food. The results, collected in August 2008, also reported that 22 percent of Americans who donated products the previous year to charitable organizations donated less in the past year because of higher food prices and less disposable income.

In fiscal year 2008, Hormel Foods provided more than $1.2 million in product donations and program support for the effort to end hunger nationally.

About Hormel Foods

Hormel Foods Corporation, based in Austin, Minn., is a multinational manufacturer and marketer of consumer-branded food and meat products, many of which are among the best known and trusted in the food industry. The company leverages its extensive expertise, innovation and high competencies in pork and turkey processing and marketing to bring quality, value-added brands to the global marketplace. In each of the past 10 years, Hormel Foods was named one of “The 400 Best Big Companies in America” by Forbes magazine. The company enjoys a strong reputation among consumers, retail grocers, foodservice and industrial customers for products highly regarded for quality, taste, nutrition, convenience and value.

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