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Hormel Foods and Creative Contract Packaging Corporation Help Fight Hunger in the Aurora Community

AURORA, Ill. | May 24, 2011
Creative Contract Packaging Corporation (Aurora, Ill.) (CCPC), the local manufacturing plant owned by Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE:HRL), announced today it will donate $5,000 to the Aurora Area Interfaith Food Pantry to help combat hunger in the Aurora community.

The Aurora Area Interfaith Food Pantry distributes emergency food and nutritional assistance to nearly 4,000 families in the Aurora area, where the majority of CCPC employees reside. During the past year, the organization distributed approximately 34,000 bags of groceries, which provided an average of 75,000 pounds of food each month to those in need.

“As a food company with deep roots in Aurora, we feel it is important to help fight hunger in our community,” said Brad J. Moschak, plant manager, CCPC. “We hope this donation will help the Aurora Area Interfaith Food Pantry continue the great work they are doing to feed the families in need in Aurora.”

This donation from CCPC is part of the commitment at Hormel Foods to nourish the hungry in the United States one community at a time. The company is giving funds to more than a dozen U.S. manufacturing facilities to share with nonprofits in their respective communities to fight hunger.

"Hormel Foods is committed to combating the persistence of hunger in the United States," said Julie H. Craven, vice president of corporate communications at Hormel Foods. "Each community has its own challenges, which is why we believe our plants can work with organizations on a grassroots level to help meet the residents’ needs and end hunger."

In addition to its hunger relief efforts in these communities, Hormel Foods is committed to helping those in need throughout the world. Through its “On Our Way to Ending Hunger” program, Hormel Foods collaborates with retailers, nonprofits and the government on hunger relief efforts; nourishes the hungry in the United States and abroad; and motivates individuals and corporate partners to take action to fight hunger.

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 branded, value-added products to the global marketplace. The company is a member of the Standard & Poor's 500 Index, Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes, Maplecroft Climate Innovation Indexes, Global 1000 Sustainable Performance Leaders and was named one of "The 100 Most Trustworthy Companies" by Forbes in 2010. 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. For more information, visit http://www.hormelfoods.com.

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