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Hormel Foods Helps Fight Hunger in Barron

BARRON, Wis | July 03, 2012
The Jennie-O Turkey Store facility in Barron, Wis., a subsidiary of Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE:HRL), announced today that it will donate $10,000 to fight hunger in the Barron community.

“On behalf of the Barron plant, we are proud to help the Barron Cupboard and Closet food pantry continue to fight hunger in Barron,” said Chad S. Nisbit, plant manager at Barron. “Hormel Foods and our employees here in Barron 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 in the communities where we live and work, and we are equally as 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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