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Hormel Foods Donation Helps Fight Hunger in Algona

Algona, Iowa | September 08, 2011
The Algona (Iowa) Plant of Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE:HRL) announced today that it will donate $5,000 to fight hunger in the Algona community.

The Kossuth County Food Pantry, a local charitable organization that distributes food to Algona’s hungry families, is the recipient of the donation.

“Like Hormel Foods, the Kossuth County Food Pantry has a long tradition of giving to those in need,” said John D. Hoag, plant manager, Hormel Foods Algona Plant. “This donation will help them continue the truly great work they started a long time ago. We at Hormel Foods are proud to be able to provide help, especially in the communities we find ourselves calling home.”

This donation from the Algona Plant 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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