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Osceola Food Makes $10,000 Donation to Help Fight Hunger in Clarke County

OSCEOLA, Iowa | June 24, 2011
Osceola Food (Osceola, Iowa), the local manufacturing facility owned by Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE:HRL), announced today it will donate $10,000 to help fight hunger in Clarke County.

The Clarke County Food Pantry (CCFP), which helps serve hungry families in Osceola and other towns within the county, is the recipient of the donation. For the past six years, Osceola Food has supported CCFP by participating in its Toys for Christmas program, purchasing toys and donating a total of 1,440 Hormel® Cure 81® hams for families in need during the holiday season.

“The employees at Osceola Food and I are thankful we work for a company that aims to end hunger and support the local communities in which we work and live,” said Steve Weers, plant manager, Osceola Food. “We have a deep commitment to helping those in need, and this donation will enable CCFPto continue its great work in our community.”

This donation from Osceola Food 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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