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Hormel Foods Helps Fight Hunger in Rochelle

Rochelle, Ill. | February 10, 2012
Rochelle (Ill.) Foods, the local manufacturing facility owned by Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE:HRL), announced today that it will donate $10,000 to the Rochelle Foods Hunger Challenge Fund to fight hunger in the Rochelle community. In 2011, the plant donated $5,000 to help to establish The Rochelle Foods Hunger Challenge Fund with the Rochelle Area Community Foundation, a public charitable organization designed to attract and distribute gifts for the benefit of the community.

“I would like to thank all the employees at Rochelle Foods,” said William H. Rice, plant manager, Rochelle Foods. “Their hard work and commitment to excellence make it possible for Hormel Foods give to back to our community. On behalf of everyone at Rochelle Foods, I am proud to make this donation to fight hunger in Rochelle.”

This donation from Rochelle Foods is part of the commitment at Hormel Foods to nourish the hungry in the United States one community at a time. For the second straight year, 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.

“We were ecstatic about the feedback we received last year from our plant managers, employees, and the organizations we were able to support through our hunger-relief efforts,” said Julie H. Craven, vice president of corporate communications at Hormel Foods. “We are proud to be making a difference in the communities where our employees live and work.”


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 Best Corporate Citizens” by Corporate Responsibility Magazine in 2011. 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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