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Stockton Plant helps fight hunger in Stockton

Lathrop, Calif. | November 07, 2012

The Stockton (Calif.) Plant of Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE:HRL) announced today that it will donate $10,000 to fight hunger in the community.

The Stockton Plant is presenting the donation to the Second Harvest Food Bank, which has served the hungry in the San Joaquin and Stanislaus Counties since 1974 through their direct-service programs and collaboration with large partner nonprofit agencies operating at more than 700 different food distribution sites. Partner agencies include shelters, pantries, soup kitchens, children's programs, senior meal sites and residential programs. The food bank also helps individuals find food assistance programs and learn about proper nutrition.

Swiss American Sausage (Lathrop, Calif.), which has been owned by Hormel Foods since 2006, recently donated an additional $10,000 to the Second Harvest Food Bank.

“We are proud to help our community and partner with Second Harvest Food Bank to continue their great work helping families in need,” said Jerry A. Parker, plant manager, Stockton Plant. “Stockton is our home and we want to continue to do everything we can to help people who are struggling put food on the table.”

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 of its 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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