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Hormel Foods Helps Fight Hunger in New Berlin

NEW BERLIN, Wis. | May 09, 2012
Mexican Accent (New Berlin, Wis.), the local manufacturing plant owned by Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE:HRL), announced today that it will donate $10,000 to fight hunger in New Berlin and surrounding communities.

Mexican Accent is presenting the donation to Hunger Task Force, which 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 aims to reduce childhood hunger in the New Berlin area through increased participation in school meals, summer meals and other child nutrition programs. In 2011, the facility donated $5,000 to Hunger Task Force.

“I would like to thank our employees, whose hard work and commitment to excellence make it possible for Hormel Foods give to back to our community,” said Michael Maglio, general manager, Mexican Accent. “On behalf of Mexican Accent, we are proud to help Hunger Task Force continue the great work they are doing to feed families in need.”

This donation 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 very happy with 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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