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Hormel Foods Helps Fight Hunger in Aurora

AURORA, Ill. | April 20, 2012
Creative Contract Packaging Corporation (Aurora, Ill.) (CCPC), the local manufacturing plant owned by Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE:HRL), announced today that it will donate $10,000 to fight hunger in the Aurora community.


For the second year in a row, the plant is presenting the donation to the Aurora Area Interfaith Food Pantry, a charitable organization that helps feed hungry families in Aurora. In 2011, the facility donated $5,000 to the organization.

“On behalf of CCPC, we are proud to help the Aurora Area Interfaith Food Pantry continue to fight hunger in Aurora,” said Michael D. Vandertie, plant manager at CCPC. “Hormel Foods and our employees here in Aurora are committed to helping local families in need and making a difference in our community.”

This donation is part of the commitment at Hormel Foods to nourish the hungry in the United States one community at a time. During 2011, the company donated funds to more than a dozen U.S. manufacturing facilities to share with nonprofits in their respective communities to fight hunger. In 2012, the program is expanding to more than 20 communities in which Hormel Foods and its subsidiaries operate processing facilities.

“We are thrilled about the positive impact we were able to make in 2011 through our support of the communities in which we live and work, and we are equally excited about the growth of the program in 2012,” said Julie H. Craven, vice president of corporate communications at Hormel Foods.

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 again 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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