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Hormel Foods and Mexican Accent Help Fight Hunger in New Berlin and Surrounding Communities

NEW BERLIN, Wis. | July 27, 2011
Mexican Accent (New Berlin, Wis.), the local manufacturing plant owned by Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE:HRL), announced today it will donate $5,000 to Hunger Task Force to help combat hunger in New Berlin and the surrounding communities.

Hunger Task Force has served the hungry in Wisconsin since 1974 by providing direct food delivery services and advocating for responsible administration of federal nutrition assistance programs. The organization also aims to reduce childhood hunger in the area through increased participation in school meals, summer meals and other child nutrition programs.

“Hunger Task Force is a well-respected organization with a long history of helping feed those in need in our community,” said Mike Maglio, general manager, Mexican Accent. “We hope this donation will allow them to continue the great work they are doing to help end hunger in the Milwaukee area.”

This donation from Mexican Accent, which has been owned by Hormel Foods since February 2005, 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 12 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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