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Hormel Foods Donation Helps Fight Hunger in Atlanta

ATLANTA, Ga. | September 23, 2011
The Atlanta Plant (Tucker, Ga.) of Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE:HRL) announced today that it will donate $10,000 to the Central Georgia Christian Food Bank to fight hunger in Atlanta and the surrounding areas afflicted by poverty.

The Central Georgia Christian Food Bank is a food bank ministry that serves the hungry in Georgia and surrounding states by distributing food, clothing and other necessities to families in need.

The Atlanta Plant has supported the Food Bank regularly through product donations, but this is the first time they are making a monetary donation. Addison Buddy Crews, president of the Food Bank, worked in sales at Hormel Foods for 40 years.

“The Central Georgia Christian Food Bank is a well-respected organization with a history of helping feed those most affected by poverty in our community,” said Kevin J. McGowan, plant manager, Hormel Foods Atlanta Plant. “We hope this donation will allow Buddy and his team to continue the great work they are doing to help end hunger in some of the most poverty-stricken areas in the Southeast.”

This donation from the Atlanta 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 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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