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Hormel Foods Helps Fight Hunger in Dubuque

Dubuque, Iowa | June 01, 2012
Progressive Processing (Dubuque, Iowa), the local manufacturing plant owned by Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE:HRL), announced today that it will donate $10,000 to fight hunger in Dubuque and surrounding communities.

Progressive Processing is presenting the donation to St. Stephen's Food Bank, which aims to obtain wholesome, nutritious food from many sources and make it available to member agencies that are feeding the hungry in local communities. In 2011, the Progressive Processing donated $5,000 to Donna’s Thanksgiving Dinner.

“Thank you to our employees, whose hard work and commitment to excellence make it possible for Hormel Foods give to back to our community,” said Mark Zelle, plant manager, Progressive Processing. “On behalf of Progressive Processing, we are proud to help St. Stephen's Food Bank 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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